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Investments Indicate Greater Push for Home Care

By Valerie VanBooven, RN BSN, Editor in Chief of HomeCareDaily.com | Dec 9, 2016
Investments Indicate Greater Push for Home Care

When some people begin looking to the strength of various industries, they look at investments. While it’s certainly easy to assume investors are more concerned about technology than the in home care industry, there has been recent interest in the industry as a whole.

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Rockland County Home Care Aide Facing Identity Theft Charges

By Valerie VanBooven, RN BSN, Editor in Chief of HomeCareDaily.com | Dec 8, 2016
Rockland County Home Care Aide Facing Identity Theft Charges

In an investigation that is reported to be ongoing, a Rockland County home care aide has been arrested and charged with identity theft. Ellen Afranewaa, 38, was arrested after investigators were notified by a female resident in the area whose father was relying on in home care services.

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Ithaca Facing a Shortage of In-Home Care Providers

By Valerie VanBooven, RN BSN, Editor in Chief of HomeCareDaily.com | Dec 8, 2016
Ithaca Facing a Shortage of In-Home Care Providers

Across the country there has been increased pressure from home care workers, unions, and other advocates to increase minimum wages, benefits, and other working conditions. While many home care agencies are facing numerous challenges with regard to Medicaid reimbursements, some elderly and disabled clients who often rely on these support services are facing other challenges.

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Virtual Physical Therapy May Reshape Some Aspects of In-Home Health Care

By Valerie VanBooven, RN BSN, Editor in Chief of HomeCareDaily.com | Dec 7, 2016
Virtual Physical Therapy May Reshape Some Aspects of In-Home Health Care

There are numerous challenges that people with disabilities face on a daily basis. Even men and women, young and elderly, who are discharged from the hospital due to any number of injuries, medical emergencies, or other elements may face a specific recovery time at home.

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Home Care Agency Owners Plead Guilty to Fraud

By Valerie VanBooven, RN BSN, Editor in Chief of HomeCareDaily.com | Dec 7, 2016
Home Care Agency Owners Plead Guilty to Fraud

Two Ohio home care agency owners pled guilty on Thursday, December 1, 2016 for their role in defrauding Medicaid and using those fraudulent funds to purchase an extravagant home.

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Moving in the Right Direction to Support In-Home Care for Seniors

By Valerie VanBooven, RN BSN, Editor in Chief of HomeCareDaily.com | Dec 2, 2016
Moving in the Right Direction to Support In-Home Care for Seniors

One of the most significant driving factors for many hospitals across the country is the earn more revenue. One of the major problems for some patients in the past has been, as a result of that primary focus, they’ve been kept a bit longer at the hospital and had less access to quality post-discharge care or information.

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Medicare Advantage Enrollment and In-Home Care Use

By Valerie VanBooven, RN BSN, Editor in Chief of HomeCareDaily.com | Dec 1, 2016
Medicare Advantage Enrollment and In-Home Care Use

A significant portion of Medicare expenditures involve some type of in home care. In many cases, it involves in home health care, which can include visiting nurses, doctor visits at home, and even physical or occupational therapy.

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A New In-Home Care Program for Hospital Patients Launches in Boston

By Valerie VanBooven, RN BSN, Editor in Chief of HomeCareDaily.com | Nov 30, 2016
A New In-Home Care Program for Hospital Patients Launches in Boston

Imagine stepping into (or being assisted) the emergency room of your local hospital, being checked out by an attending doctor, and instead of being admitted on the spot, you’re given the option of being ‘admitted’ as a patient, but in your own home.

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The Fight for $15 Moves to Charlotte, NC, and Includes Home Care Workers

By Valerie VanBooven, RN BSN, Editor in Chief of HomeCareDaily.com | Nov 29, 2016
The Fight for $15 Moves to Charlotte, NC, and Includes Home Care Workers

The Fight for $15 is a movement that began more than four years ago when thousands of fast food workers walked out of their jobs in New York City, protesting what their leaders called poverty wages. These workers, many of whom earn little more than minimum wage, demanded $15 per hour for their efforts.

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