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Retirees Must Plan for Added Costs in Retirement, Including for In-Home Care

By Valerie VanBooven, RN BSN, Editor in Chief of HomeCareDaily.com | Mar 23, 2017
Retirees Must Plan for Added Costs in Retirement, Including for In-Home Care

While many people plan for retirement, there are also numerous men and women all across the country who don’t have the financial means to set aside much, if any, money at all for their retirement years. It’s one of the reasons why so many seniors continue to work, even taking on physically demanding work and even in light of potentially serious health issues; they can’t avoid it. Planning for retirement means also understanding the financial burdens, which can include health and home care costs.

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Home Care Worker Accused of Stealing Pain Meds from Client

By Valerie VanBooven, RN BSN, Editor in Chief of HomeCareDaily.com | Mar 22, 2017
Home Care Worker Accused of Stealing Pain Meds from Client

A Missouri woman is in custody and faces charges that she stole medication from an elderly client. The initial investigation revealed that the woman had been switching out hydrocodone tablets from a client with acetaminophen, but other caregivers of the elderly woman noticed the issue and assisted with the investigation.

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Indiana Also Facing Shortage of Home Health Care Nurses

By Valerie VanBooven, RN BSN, Editor in Chief of HomeCareDaily.com | Mar 21, 2017
Indiana Also Facing Shortage of Home Health Care Nurses

As in many states across the country, Indiana is facing a crisis within the home health care industry. There is currently a shortage of in home care aides and visiting nurses, and there doesn’t seem to be a solid plan in place to address this issue.

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Building A Referral Network For Your Home Care Business

By Rick Morey - Owner, HomeTrak Software | Mar 20, 2017
Building A Referral Network For Your Home Care Business

While a multi-faceted approach to marketing your home care business is truly the key, creating a referral network is likely the single best method you can use to grow quickly.

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Shortage of Home Care Workers Could Deepen with Minimum Wage Increases

By Valerie VanBooven, RN BSN, Editor in Chief of HomeCareDaily.com | Mar 20, 2017
Shortage of Home Care Workers Could Deepen with Minimum Wage Increases

New York is in the midst of what may be a major crisis in the years ahead within the in home care industry. While Governor Cuomo and others in Albany have been working to find ways to address wages and availability of in home health care workers by setting aside $6 billion to help offset the state’s minimum wage hike and the federal cuts to Medicaid reimbursement within the industry, in upstate and rural regions, many advocates claim those efforts will do little to help the problem.

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New York’s Home Care Funding Crisis Reaches Lawmakers Attention

By Valerie VanBooven, RN BSN, Editor in Chief of HomeCareDaily.com | Mar 17, 2017
New York’s Home Care Funding Crisis Reaches Lawmakers Attention

New York is embroiled in a tough situation. While state lawmakers have jumped on the minimum wage hike bandwagon, there hasn’t been enough attention paid to the state’s reimbursement rates for in home care services. This is, at least, according to a number of rural home care providers who made the case before the Assembly that some are being forced out of business and that’s going to have devastating repercussions for the elderly and disabled.

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Wearable Technology May Improve Home Care for Seniors, According to Some

By Valerie VanBooven, RN BSN, Editor in Chief of HomeCareDaily.com | Mar 16, 2017
Wearable Technology May Improve Home Care for Seniors, According to Some

The in home care industry has been a driving force when it comes to jobs across the country. Currently, this industry is the number one job creator, though pay rates and salaries are often troublesome for those advocating improved working conditions. It also makes it more challenging to attract quality care providers.

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CareCentrix Booming Thanks to Effort to Control Home Care Costs

By Valerie VanBooven, RN BSN, Editor in Chief of HomeCareDaily.com | Mar 15, 2017
CareCentrix Booming Thanks to Effort to Control Home Care Costs

Insurance is a major industry in this country. It has been for decades and even in light of the Affordable Care Act that was passed in 2010 and its efforts to make sure every American had health insurance, and as many providers claimed this would run them out of business, it continues to be a driving force with billions of dollars of annual revenue. In Connecticut, CareCentrix is a company that is seeing incredible growth, and a large reason for that is its efforts to help insurance companies control the cost of home care.

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Vermont’s Home Care Hurt by Provider Tax

By Valerie VanBooven, RN BSN, Editor in Chief of HomeCareDaily.com | Mar 14, 2017
Vermont’s Home Care Hurt by Provider Tax

In the early 1990s, some states across the country began to take taxes from health care providers, which included in home care. It was done quietly and slowly at first. The common thinking among politicians seems to be that when you take small amounts or taxes, or only subtly increase taxes here and there, the taxpayer really doesn’t notice and isn’t going to gripe too much about it, but when you take a lot it begins to get painful.

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