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Investigation into Alleged Abuse and Neglect by Home Health Care Worker

By Valerie VanBooven, RN BSN, Editor in Chief of HomeCareDaily.com | Feb 24, 2017
Investigation into Alleged Abuse and Neglect by Home Health Care Worker

A home health care agency operating in Lafayette, Louisiana, is taking heat for alleged abuse by one or more of its home health care aides. The family of one particular client had set up surveillance cameras in their elderly family member’s house to keep a closer eye on him, but what they saw was disturbing.

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Texas Home Care Workers Owed Money, Some No Longer Providing Services

By Valerie VanBooven, RN BSN, Editor in Chief of HomeCareDaily.com | Feb 23, 2017
Texas Home Care Workers Owed Money, Some No Longer Providing Services

About 1,400 home health care employees across the state of Texas are owed about $800,000, and not getting paid is having a negative impact for the clients who rely on their services. Some of the clients who expect these men and women to show up to help them are not getting any help.

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Home Health Care Provides Value, Time and Time Again

By Valerie VanBooven, RN BSN, Editor in Chief of HomeCareDaily.com | Feb 23, 2017
Home Health Care Provides Value, Time and Time Again

More seniors are reaching retirement age right now than at any other time in history, at least in the United States. That’s because of the Baby Boomer generation that’s now retiring. Baby Boomers are men and women who were born sometime between the end of World War II and the mid-1960s, on average.

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New Fraud Risk Affecting Home Care Industry

By Valerie VanBooven, RN BSN, Editor in Chief of HomeCareDaily.com | Feb 22, 2017
New Fraud Risk Affecting Home Care Industry

Sentara Home Health and Hospice, a home health care agency, released a press release warning the public about a new type of fraud that was hitting too close to home for their clients. Some people were approaching homes of potential clients, namely the elderly, and acting as though they were there to provide support and assistance.

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New York Counties Facing Home Care Shortage

By Valerie VanBooven, RN BSN, Editor in Chief of HomeCareDaily.com | Feb 22, 2017
New York Counties Facing Home Care Shortage

In Genesee County in New York, a new program, commonly referred to as EISEP, which is designed to provide in home care services to elderly men and women who need assistance within their homes, is facing a crisis. Currently there are 21 elderly residents receiving assistance, but 51 who are still on the waiting list.

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California Counties and In-Home Care Union Reps Tangling Over Contracts

By Valerie VanBooven, RN BSN, Editor in Chief of HomeCareDaily.com | Feb 17, 2017
California Counties and In-Home Care Union Reps Tangling Over Contracts

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.

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Why So Many Texans Prefer Home Care to Other Elder Care Options

By Valerie VanBooven, RN BSN, Editor in Chief of HomeCareDaily.com | Feb 16, 2017
Why So Many Texans Prefer Home Care to Other Elder Care Options

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.

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MA State Cuts Could Impact Nurse Visits for In-Home Care Services

By Valerie VanBooven, RN BSN, Editor in Chief of HomeCareDaily.com | Feb 15, 2017
MA State Cuts Could Impact Nurse Visits for In-Home Care Services

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 hom

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Home Care Aide Faces Charges of Stealing a Credit Card from a Client

By Valerie VanBooven, RN BSN, Editor in Chief of HomeCareDaily.com | Feb 14, 2017
Home Care Aide Faces Charges of Stealing a Credit Card from a Client

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.

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