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As the push to improve working conditions and wages for in home care workers continues to press forth across the country, more cases of fraud committed by some agency owners, managers, and other executives continue to be brought to light. A recent case involves two executives from one of the state’s largest nursing homes and it highlights how prevalent fraud may be with regard to larger companies caring for those most vulnerable seniors and disabled adults.Read More
Hurricane Matthew barreled up from the Caribbean and skirted along the edges of Florida and Georgie before slamming the Carolinas with torrential rains and high winds. Extensive damage was reported all along the coastline from Florida to the Outer Banks of North Carolina, but that wasn’t where the story ended, especially for millions of residents in the Carolinas.Read More
Martha Lima and her son Luis are facing charges that they conspired to defraud Medicaid of more than $16 million using false filing claims and paying bribes to some patients. The case has caused quite the uproar throughout southern Florida considering Ms. Lima was recognized as the ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ by the Latin Chamber of Commerce of the United States in 2013.Read More
Advocates of home-centered care understand the potential of home care programs to deliver high quality outcomes and reduce costs. In-home care is typically less expensive than other care options and usually results in higher patient satisfaction when compared to treatment at inpatient or long-term care facilities. In addition, the delivery of routine and preventative care at home helps keep individuals healthier so they can avoid more expensive treatment in the emergency department or as a hospital patient.Read More
Connecticut’s home care workers are continuing to fight to raise the minimum wage and also to remove barriers to full-time care. The problem many of these workers face, though, is that due to reimbursements and other limitations, they struggle to find full-time work with benefits and health insurance coverage. This makes it difficult, according to some, to continue providing care to those most in need.Read More
In Elbert County, Colorado, a woman who had been hired to take care of the elderly and sick, providing in home care and transportation services for them, has been charged with stealing from some of them. Authorities are still investigating the case and more charges might be pending if other victims are located.Read More
Across much of the country there has raged a debate about minimum wages, including for those providing some type of in home care support for disabled adults and the elderly. Many calling for increased wages for these caregivers cite ‘living wages’ as a major concern, claiming far too many are living in poverty while providing this essential service to the most vulnerable population in the country.Read More
As more seniors are seeking to remain in the comfort of their home as they get older and deal with increased health issues or mobility challenges, there have been numerous companies across the country seeking ways to not just improve the quality of care they offer, but also to improve access to that care. Honor is a relatively new company that seems to have found a winning formula.Read More
When Dave Eustis was injured in 1998, he required a considerable amount of care and support at home. At that time there were few options aside from relying on family, friends, neighbors, and members of the church he attended. There weren’t the kind of in home care options there are now.Read More