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Through Home Care, More Reasons to Be Hopeful Regarding Alzheimer’s

By Valerie VanBooven, RN BSN, Editor in Chief of HomeCareDaily.com | Sep 26, 2016
Through Home Care, More Reasons to Be Hopeful Regarding Alzheimer’s

There’s nothing enjoyable about hearing a loved one has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, and though there are certainly many challenges to come in the future, some within the in home care industry have reason to feel a bit more hopeful. It’s not a hope dealing with a possible cure, but improving quality of life for those dealing with the disease, and their family support systems.

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Chicago Home Health Care Owner Admits to Paying Kickbacks

By Valerie VanBooven, RN BSN, Editor in Chief of HomeCareDaily.com | Sep 23, 2016
Chicago Home Health Care Owner Admits to Paying Kickbacks

One of Illinois’ largest home care agencies found itself dealing with controversy in recent years when accusations that the owner had been involved in an elaborate scam, paying kickbacks to doctors who referred patients to his agency to provide some type of care that Medicaid reimbursed them for.

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24Hr HomeCare to Deploy Wanda’s Home-Centered Care Technology to Improve Care and Reduce Readmissions

By Valerie VanBooven, RN BSN, Editor in Chief of HomeCareDaily.com | Sep 22, 2016
24Hr Home Care

24Hr HomeCare to Deploy Wanda’s Home-Centered Care Technology to Improve Care and Reduce Readmissions. San Francisco-based Wanda is dedicated to advancing the effectiveness and efficiency of medicine by using machine learning in place of conventional technologies and by enabling clinicians to make more informed care decisions.

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Relief Coming for ‘Sandwich Generation’ through Elder-Care Leave?

By Valerie VanBooven, RN BSN, Editor in Chief of HomeCareDaily.com | Sep 22, 2016
Relief Coming for ‘Sandwich Generation’ through Elder-Care Leave?

The ‘Sandwich Generation.’ For those who have never heard this term, you’re not alone. It essentially refers to those men and women who are caught between caring for children and aging parents. In essence, they’re ‘sandwiched’ between two care demands, and for many it’s not possible to choose between one or the other.

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Aging Care and In-Home Care Issues Among Family May Be Resolved Using Mediators

By Valerie VanBooven, RN BSN, Editor in Chief of HomeCareDaily.com | Sep 21, 2016
Aging Care and In-Home Care Issues Among Family May Be Resolved Using Mediators

Convincing an aging loved one that he or she should consider some type of in home care is not always easy. There are plenty of assumptions and misconceptions about it, especially for those who spend any amount of time perusing news stories. Every once in a while there’s a story about a home care aide taking advantage of or abusing a senior. That can often make it seem impossible to convince a loved one home care is a great option to at least consider.

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Congress Urged to Take Action on Medicaid Reimbursements

By Valerie VanBooven, RN BSN, Editor in Chief of HomeCareDaily.com | Sep 20, 2016
Congress Urged to Take Action on Medicaid Reimbursements

The November elections are closing in and while Congress is only going to have a brief amount of time to address numerous issues, the home care industry is one of many urging senators and representatives to make some headway on increasing Medicaid reimbursements for in home care.

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Numerous NJ Home Care Agencies Fined

By Valerie VanBooven, RN BSN, Editor in Chief of HomeCareDaily.com | Sep 19, 2016
Numerous NJ Home Care Agencies Fined

As the State of New Jersey continues to crack down on mismanagement, fraud, and abuse within the home care industry, 36 agencies faced fines totaling $242,850. Claims of improper record keeping, failure to file plans of care, and even letting uncertified caregivers go into client homes were among the allegations levied against these agencies.

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As CDC Raises Alarms on Deadly Sepsis Crisis, Home Care Takes Action with New Screening Tool, Partnerships

By Valerie VanBooven, RN BSN, Editor in Chief of HomeCareDaily.com | Sep 19, 2016
NEWS FROM THE HOME CARE ASSOCIATION OF NEW YORK STATE

Sepsis is also the single most expensive condition nationwide and the number-one driver of hospital readmissions in New York State.

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Seniors Wanting to Age in Place Get Help from Home Care and Handymen

By Valerie VanBooven, RN BSN, Editor in Chief of HomeCareDaily.com | Sep 16, 2016

Hospital stays and nursing homes are costly. When seniors have difficulty with certain aspects of their daily care, they might be at an increased risk of requiring a hospitalization or even nursing home care, whether it’s short or long-term. The desire to remain within the comfort of one’s home is strong and that’s where in home care can play an integral role.

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