Home Care Industry News

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

Commutes in New York City Placing More Strain on Home Care Workers

Public transportation, for the most part, seems more convenience than necessity for a large portion of the population that enjoys driving their own vehicle wherever they go. However, for millions of workers throughout major metropolitan regions where transportation costs are prohibitive, riding the bus or subway is the best option. For home health care workers, along with others, it can take a toll.

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Billionaire Soros Funding Effort to Put Universal Home Care on Ballot in Maine

George Soros, the billionaire who has funded numerous non-profit political efforts globally, is apparently also behind the latest effort in Maine to make home health care a universal right for residents throughout the state. When a person requires assistance with Activities of Daily Living, yet don’t have the financial resources to pay a home care aide, life can become challenging.

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App Helps People Get Home Health Care on Demand in Grand Rapids, Michigan

During a survey census conducted in 2016, it was found that 13 percent of Michigan’s Kent County population was 65 or over. That number is expected to rise in the next couple of decades as the Baby Boomer generation reaches retirement age. With that increase in aging population, the demand for in home care services will also jump, and that’s been seen across the country in recent years.

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New York Law Expands Opportunities for Those in Need of Home Care Support

As most people in government and health care sectors understand, the demand for in-home care support services is increasing, and will continue to do so for many years. While the industry itself is gripped with challenges, not the least of which involves relatively low wages for high stress work, it also doesn’t offer the kind of advancement available in other fields.

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Home Health Care is Expanding Around the World, and North America Remains the Largest Market Share

The demand for in home care services is increasing. The ‘Baby Boomer’ generation of adults has long been defined as men and women born shortly after the end of World War II and through the mid 1960s. This is a period of time that witnessed an explosive growth in population, especially as soldiers returned from battle and couples aimed to build families. Today, this Baby Boomer generation is retiring and driving up the percentage of elderly in comparison to other age groups, not just in America, but around the world.

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Valuable Lessons of Home Care from One Agency That’s Been Doing This for 50 Years

Any business that gets the chance to celebrate 50 years of operation is a rare breed. When it involves providing home health care and hospice services, it’s something even more special because this type of work was no commonplace just five decades ago, at least not on an agency level and nowhere close to the way things are today.

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Why Some Chronically Ill People Are Having Trouble Getting In-Home Care through Medicare

In recent months there has been a growing chorus of advocates for the aging and disabled in the United States, and they are calling for home care agencies, caregivers, and local government agencies to step up and ensure that when these men and women need support, they can get it. Unfortunately, there has been increased confusion, especially for those who will require long-term care.

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Some Veterans Have Access to Benefits That Can Pay for Home Care Services

Veterans, like other Americans, often face challenges, especially as they age. For some of these men and women who served, they may not believe it’s possible to afford in home care support, especially if they are overly reliant upon a pension, Social Security, or other retirement income. If they don’t have many assets and little money left over at the end of each month, the idea of paying for a home care aide is not feasible.

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