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Woodbridge Enjoys the Opening of a New In-Home Care Agency

Jun 24, 2016

Residents in Woodbridge, Illinois will enjoy the benefits of a new in home care agency that has recently commenced operations. FirstLight Home Care is a non-medical in home care provider that offers a wide range of support to seniors and disabled adults. They also provide companion and personal care services.

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Illinois Home Care Worker Accused of Striking Man in Her Care

Jun 23, 2016

An in home care worker has recently been charged with striking a man in her care. Megan Akers, 23, of Chesterton, Illinois is facing charges that she abused an adult man who was entrusted to her care.

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Texas Home Care Providers Worry About Care for Those in Need Due to Extra Scrutiny

Jun 22, 2016

As the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services continues to roll out a new program intended to curtail fraud and abuse within the in home care industry, some agencies and other advocates for seniors and the disabled are concerned about whether those who need care will be able to receive it.

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Home Health Care Company Expanding Operations into Franklin County

Jun 21, 2016

The Georgia Department of Community Health provided permission recently for St. Mary’s Health Care System to expand operations into Franklin County. This will allow the in home care agency to begin providing services to elderly and disabled adults who require some form of in home health care.

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Man Faces Charges for Illegally Recording In-Home Health Care Providers

Jun 21, 2016

Depending on the neighborhood, some in home care providers may be at a greater risk of being exposed to crimes, including what happened in Godfrey, Illinois recently. A 32 man was arrested and faces charges stemming from illegal recording of certain in home health care workers who had been providing care for other adults in the house.

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Remaining at Home is Becoming Easier for More Seniors

Jun 17, 2016

As more seniors face retirement, it’s been expected that more will also be focusing on finding ways to remain within the comfort of their home for as long as possible, whether they face health challenges or physical limitations that come with the natural process of aging. It has become known as ‘aging in place’ and it’s a preferred alternative for most compared to nursing home care.

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Wisconsin DHS Withdraws Proposal Changes That Could Have Impacted In-Home Care

Jun 16, 2016

Long-term care programs in Wisconsin were facing some potentially tough times ahead is the proposed changes that the Department of Health Services moved forward with its plans, but they have been withdrawn. Those plans involved shifting from managed care organizations to private insurance companies, but disability advocates claimed that would be detrimental to those who require long-term care.

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Value-Based Care Coming to the In-Home Care Industry?

Jun 15, 2016

When the Affordable Care Act of 2010 was passed, it provided the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services more authority and flexibility in how it paid hospitals. It also provided a change in the reimbursement rates for home care agencies.

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CMS, Ignoring Outcry, Moves Forth with Home Health Prior-Authorization Demo Program

Jun 14, 2016

There was a lot of outcry from many invested parties when the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) rolled out its new prior-authorization demo program recently. The main focus on this was to make sure that the in home care services being ordered, or paid for by Medicaid, were absolutely necessary.

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