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California continues to be a force of social causes, justice, and awareness, though not all throughout the state or the country agree with all of the policies set forth. While noble, many claim that some of the programs and goals established by the state will falter due to limited funding and now the state is taking the in home care problem and trying to lay it at the feet of the county governments.Read More
As the state of Connecticut aims to crack down on overbilling and other problems that have plagued its Medicaid system within the in home care sector, some agencies are fighting back against a new plan. This new plan will require home care aides and other home health care workers to ‘check in’ when they reach their client’s home and then check out when they leave.Read More
A Florida home health care nurse has been arrested and is accused of stealing upwards of $10,000 in jewelry from an elderly client. The 84 year old victim does not appear to have been aware of the theft until her daughter visited from New York in September and noticed items from her armoire missing.Read More
Massachusetts’ Governor Baker is expected to propose about $13.7 million in cuts to MassHealth funding that is ultimately used for long-term care at home. This is causing advocates within the home care industry to cry foul and claim it’s going to place seniors and disabled men and women, mostly those living in poverty, at the greatest risk.Read More
Connecticut State Senator Tony Hwang was hosted by Companions & Homemakers recently as a way to help some legislators get an inside look at the impact in home care can have on the elderly and disabled population throughout the state. Companions & Homemakers is a privately owned business that has been offering home care support for residents throughout the state since 1990.Read More
It’s a common refrain among adults who ultimately realize how little knowledge and information they have about the things that matter most in life: why don’t they teach this in high school? When it comes to personal finances, few public schools spend much time on the subject aside from cursory notes and lessons.Read More
When wages don’t even keep up with inflation, it’s overwhelming trying to maintain a solid workforce. Wisconsin is facing this challenge within the in home care industry, with wages only increasing 25 cents over the past 14 years.Read More
Aging in place is a term that’s being used more commonly in recent years to depict the preferred location for seniors as they get older. As the Baby Boomer generation begins retiring, there’s expected to be an increased demand for services that allow some to remain within the comfort of their home.Read More
In recent years there have been studies showing that the risk of health issues, including death, increases when people feel isolated and alone. For seniors, the risk of these feelings increases tremendously, ultimately increasing the risk of serious health and mortality concerns. In home care is one of the most potent means of alleviating feelings of isolation and loneliness.Read More