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A large number of people who seek out in home care support services are often advised on what to look for, how many hours of care they might need, and where to seek this support, but getting optimal care isn’t always as easy as it may seem. Even in large metropolitan regions across the country, finding adequate care and support can pose various challenges.Read More
A 40-year old woman has been arrested and charged with stealing from a client for whom she had been hired to provide in home care services. The incidents were caught on camera with the use of a nanny cam.Read More
In the national media spotlight, it appears that there are numerous challenges facing the home care industry. While it remains the number one job creator thanks to increasing demand because more seniors prefer to remain at home, even when they need assistance, and the Baby Boomer generation now retiring, relatively lower wages and other issues create a significant amount of negative press.Read More
Language barriers within the in home care sector don’t receive a great deal of attention, but according to a recent study by NYU and the Visiting Nurse Service of New York, it’s something to discuss. According to a news publication regarding this topic by NYU, one in five households throughout the United States speaks a language other than English within the home (there was no documentable evidence provided for this claim in the news publication, though).Read More
California continues to grapple with extreme budget constraints and in recent months the state level passed off a large portion of in home care financial responsibility to the county level. While that has certainly done a lot to help with the state’s part of the budget, it’s leaving many counties struggling to determine how they can cover this increased level of expense.Read More
It’s not always easy to understand what the average person thinks about specific topics, especially when there aren’t a wide range of research studies supporting opinions. When it comes to the home care industry, even though it’s clear that more people would prefer to be at home if they needed extra care, they may not have the right perceptions about the industry as a whole.Read More
Ron Gold was a Wall Street executive who has been through quite a lot and when he and a friend were riding bicycles together and were hit by someone who had fallen asleep at the wheel, it was going to be many months working toward recovery. For Ron Gold, though, recovery meant spending the rest of his life in a wheelchair.Read More
Currently, Massachusetts’ home health care aides and other workers are demanding action within the state legislature to increase reimbursement rates for the services these men and women provide. Currently, home care aides earn $13.05 per hour, on average and many are saying this isn’t enough for the high demands of the job.Read More
The Los Angeles city attorney filed a suit recently claiming a home health care agency has been stealing money from its workers and violating minimum wage and overtime laws. The suit claims that Health Alliance Nurses Corp. and Hand Homecare Provider Inc., which employs more than 200 people, many of whom are Filipino immigrants, has not been paying its workers minimum wage or provided them overtime pay that was earned.Read More