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California Counties and In-Home Care Union Reps Tangling Over Contracts

By Valerie VanBooven, RN BSN, Editor in Chief of HomeCareDaily.com | Feb 17, 2017
California Counties and In-Home Care Union Reps Tangling Over Contracts

Counties across the State of California had been in negotiations with various divisions of the Service Employees International Union regarding in home care support service workers, but things have taken a different turn as of late. Recently the state, as a way to try and cut costs for its budget, has now determined counties should pick up more of the financial burden for in home care services.

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Why So Many Texans Prefer Home Care to Other Elder Care Options

By Valerie VanBooven, RN BSN, Editor in Chief of HomeCareDaily.com | Feb 16, 2017
Why So Many Texans Prefer Home Care to Other Elder Care Options

All across the country, more and more people prefer to remain within the comfort of their home, if possible, even when they begin struggling with certain aspects of their basic health and mobility. In Texas, a recent report highlights just one of several reasons why there’s this growing desire to ‘age in place,’ or be at home, even when facing extreme challenges with their health or simply getting around.

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MA State Cuts Could Impact Nurse Visits for In-Home Care Services

By Valerie VanBooven, RN BSN, Editor in Chief of HomeCareDaily.com | Feb 15, 2017
MA State Cuts Could Impact Nurse Visits for In-Home Care Services

Massachusetts is facing some significant budget cuts, especially in the area of home health care. The latest proposal from Governor Baker is expected to trim 25 percent funding for home health care, especially nursing care at hom

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Home Care Aide Faces Charges of Stealing a Credit Card from a Client

By Valerie VanBooven, RN BSN, Editor in Chief of HomeCareDaily.com | Feb 14, 2017
Home Care Aide Faces Charges of Stealing a Credit Card from a Client

An upstate New York home health care aide is facing charges that she stole a client’s credit card and used it to charge more than $1,000. The crime allegedly began back in July, 2016 but it wasn’t discovered by the client until this past December.

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New Federal Rules Place More Pressure on Home Care Agencies

By Valerie VanBooven, RN BSN, Editor in Chief of HomeCareDaily.com | Feb 13, 2017
New Federal Rules Place More Pressure on Home Care Agencies

In order for approximately 12,600 home health agencies across the country to participate in Medicaid and Medicare, they need to live up to new regulations. These regulations, published by the federal government last month, help to establish more patient rights and demand that caregivers be more directly involved and engaged in plans for patient care.

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Telehealth Platform Provides Home Care Patients with Bluetooth-Enabled Tablets to Monitor Care

By Valerie VanBooven, RN BSN, Editor in Chief of HomeCareDaily.com | Feb 11, 2017
Telehealth Platform Provides Home Care Patients with Bluetooth-Enabled Tablets to Monitor Care

Enhancing the telemonitoring services it has been delivering for more than a decade, the Northwell Health Home Care Network today announced an agreement with Hoboken, NJ-based Health Recovery Solutions (HRS) that provides home-care patients with Bluetooth-enabled tablets that can transmit their vital signs to their clinicians, as well as videoconferencing capabilities.

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In-Home Care Provider Barred by Judge from Working in Field

By Valerie VanBooven, RN BSN, Editor in Chief of HomeCareDaily.com | Feb 10, 2017
In-Home Care Provider Barred by Judge from Working in Field

In a case that made national headlines, a 93-year-old woman who is dealing with dementia was struck and beaten by the woman hired to take care of her. When news of the incident was broadcast across the country, Brenda Trahan Floyd had not been arrested and her whereabouts were still unclear. She has since been arrested and is facing several charges, including abuse of an elderly client.

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MSU Researches Earn Grants to Help Improve State’s In-Home Care

By Valerie VanBooven, RN BSN, Editor in Chief of HomeCareDaily.com | Feb 9, 2017
MSU Researches Earn Grants to Help Improve State’s In-Home Care

As most states across the country face mounting challenges to provide optimal support to seniors and disabled adults, Michigan is grappling with major hurdles to overcome. One of the problems so many states are facing has to do with an aging population.

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Start of Controversial Home Care Monitoring System Delayed in CT

By Valerie VanBooven, RN BSN, Editor in Chief of HomeCareDaily.com | Feb 8, 2017
Start of Controversial Home Care Monitoring System Delayed in CT

A new electronic monitoring system in Connecticut that was set to go into effect February 1st has been delayed until April 1. The program is going to require all home care agencies across the state to electronically track and report the services they provide to those in need.

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