Home Care Industry News - #theHCD

Posts by Valerie VanBooven, RN BSN, Editor in Chief of HomeCareDaily.com

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

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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New Federal Rules Place More Pressure on Home Care Agencies

In order for approximately 12,600 home health agencies across the country to participate in Medicaid and Medicare, they need to live up to new regulations. These regulations, published by the federal government last month, help to establish more patient rights and demand that caregivers be more directly involved and engaged in plans for patient care.

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Telehealth Platform Provides Home Care Patients with Bluetooth-Enabled Tablets to Monitor Care

Enhancing the telemonitoring services it has been delivering for more than a decade, the Northwell Health Home Care Network today announced an agreement with Hoboken, NJ-based Health Recovery Solutions (HRS) that provides home-care patients with Bluetooth-enabled tablets that can transmit their vital signs to their clinicians, as well as videoconferencing capabilities.

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In-Home Care Provider Barred by Judge from Working in Field

In a case that made national headlines, a 93-year-old woman who is dealing with dementia was struck and beaten by the woman hired to take care of her. When news of the incident was broadcast across the country, Brenda Trahan Floyd had not been arrested and her whereabouts were still unclear. She has since been arrested and is facing several charges, including abuse of an elderly client.

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