LAREDO, Texas (KGNS) - A recent study found that there is a decreasing number of in home healthcare providers across the nation.
According to a recent study, the number of in home care providers has decreased because training programs do not produce enough qualified workers.
However, the field is expected to grow 24 percent in the next 10 years.
Many individuals restrain themselves from obtaining an education in the field due to the low pay and the challenging working conditions.
In South Texas, statistics shows these numbers are quite the opposite.
The reason for this is because the Palomitas are very popular among senior citizens.
Jose Jatib of Champion Care says, “There's a lot of Medicaid patients, this area is saturated with patients who qualify for Medicaid. So there's more opportunity for palomitas to work here in this area.”
These healthcare providers are flourishing in our area due to the many patients that prefer to be taken care of at home.
Jatib says that the only shortage that he sees in the city is the low number of providers that take care of bed bound patients.
According to Jatib, the Palomitas that are in shortage area the male counter parts and this is due to the fact that many of the patients prefer to be taken care of by a female.
It is forecasted that in the next 10 years the use of healthcare providers in our area will increase because of the many senior citizens that depend on Medicaid.