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California Aiming to Make Counties Pay More for In-Home Care

By Valerie VanBooven, RN BSN, Editor in Chief of HomeCareDaily.com | Jan 17, 2017

California continues to be a force of social causes, justice, and awareness, though not all throughout the state or the country agree with all of the policies set forth. While noble, many claim that some of the programs and goals established by the state will falter due to limited funding and now the state is taking the in home care problem and trying to lay it at the feet of the county governments.

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In Home Care Agencies Go to Court in Connecticut

By Valerie VanBooven, RN BSN, Editor in Chief of HomeCareDaily.com | Jan 16, 2017

As the state of Connecticut aims to crack down on overbilling and other problems that have plagued its Medicaid system within the in home care sector, some agencies are fighting back against a new plan. This new plan will require home care aides and other home health care workers to ‘check in’ when they reach their client’s home and then check out when they leave.

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Florida Home Care Worker Accused of Stealing from Elderly Client

By Valerie VanBooven, RN BSN, Editor in Chief of HomeCareDaily.com | Jan 13, 2017
Florida Home Care Worker Accused of Stealing from Elderly Client

A Florida home health care nurse has been arrested and is accused of stealing upwards of $10,000 in jewelry from an elderly client. The 84 year old victim does not appear to have been aware of the theft until her daughter visited from New York in September and noticed items from her armoire missing.

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Mass. Gov. Proposes to Cut Some Funds to Long-Term Elder Care

By Valerie VanBooven, RN BSN, Editor in Chief of HomeCareDaily.com | Jan 12, 2017
Mass. Gov. Proposes to Cut Some Funds to Long-Term Elder Care

Massachusetts’ Governor Baker is expected to propose about $13.7 million in cuts to MassHealth funding that is ultimately used for long-term care at home. This is causing advocates within the home care industry to cry foul and claim it’s going to place seniors and disabled men and women, mostly those living in poverty, at the greatest risk.

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Connecticut State Senator Gets First-Hand Look at Home Health Care

By Valerie VanBooven, RN BSN, Editor in Chief of HomeCareDaily.com | Jan 11, 2017
Connecticut State Senator Gets First-Hand Look at Home Health Care

Connecticut State Senator Tony Hwang was hosted by Companions & Homemakers recently as a way to help some legislators get an inside look at the impact in home care can have on the elderly and disabled population throughout the state. Companions & Homemakers is a privately owned business that has been offering home care support for residents throughout the state since 1990.

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Helping Aging Parents Organize Finances May Help Pay for Home Care, If Needed

By Valerie VanBooven, RN BSN, Editor in Chief of HomeCareDaily.com | Jan 10, 2017
Helping Aging Parents Organize Finances May Help Pay for Home Care, If Needed

It’s a common refrain among adults who ultimately realize how little knowledge and information they have about the things that matter most in life: why don’t they teach this in high school? When it comes to personal finances, few public schools spend much time on the subject aside from cursory notes and lessons.

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Wisconsin Home Health Care Aide Shortage Leading to Crisis

By Valerie VanBooven, RN BSN, Editor in Chief of HomeCareDaily.com | Jan 9, 2017
Wisconsin Home Health Care Aide Shortage Leading to Crisis

When wages don’t even keep up with inflation, it’s overwhelming trying to maintain a solid workforce. Wisconsin is facing this challenge within the in home care industry, with wages only increasing 25 cents over the past 14 years.

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Some Seniors Remain Home Thanks to Home Care Aides

By Valerie VanBooven, RN BSN, Editor in Chief of HomeCareDaily.com | Jan 6, 2017
Some Seniors Remain Home Thanks to Home Care Aides

Aging in place is a term that’s being used more commonly in recent years to depict the preferred location for seniors as they get older. As the Baby Boomer generation begins retiring, there’s expected to be an increased demand for services that allow some to remain within the comfort of their home.

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In Home Care Can Alleviate Loneliness for Seniors, Thus Keeping Them Healthier

By Valerie VanBooven, RN BSN, Editor in Chief of HomeCareDaily.com | Jan 5, 2017
In Home Care Can Alleviate Loneliness for Seniors, Thus Keeping Them Healthier

In recent years there have been studies showing that the risk of health issues, including death, increases when people feel isolated and alone. For seniors, the risk of these feelings increases tremendously, ultimately increasing the risk of serious health and mortality concerns. In home care is one of the most potent means of alleviating feelings of isolation and loneliness.

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