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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.Read More
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.Read More
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 homRead More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More