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A Florida home health care worker has been arrested and is facing charges stemming from her allegedly stealing shopping cards from a 104 year old client and using them for her own personal use. It’s another case that draws a significant amount of attention to the home care industry, usually painting the entire industry in such a negative light for the actions of a few.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
Sepsis is also the single most expensive condition nationwide and the number-one driver of hospital readmissions in New York State.Read More