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Home Care Aide Shortages Hiking Costs of Care in Massachusetts

By Valerie VanBooven, RN BSN, Editor in Chief of HomeCareDaily.com | Dec 5, 2019
Home Care Aide Shortages Hiking Costs of Care in Massachusetts

While the home care sector has been the number one job creator in the country for a few years, that’s been driven, in large part, to an increase in demand. Approximately 10,000 baby boomers retire each day in the US. However, due to various challenges in attracting and retaining valuable caregivers, there aren’t enough providers…

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The Growing Popularity of Home Care Highlights the Importance of Caregivers for the Future

By Valerie VanBooven, RN BSN, Editor in Chief of HomeCareDaily.com | Nov 27, 2019
The Growing Popularity of Home Care Highlights the Importance of Caregivers for the Future

Home care continues to be a major force in America. As the baby boomer generation retires, more aging seniors require healthcare and ongoing support. Growing numbers of Americans prefer to age in place (or receive care at home) as opposed to a facility or institutionalized options.

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The Continuing Struggle to Navigate Legal Changes within the Home Care Sector

By Valerie VanBooven, RN BSN, Editor in Chief of HomeCareDaily.com | Nov 20, 2019
Home Care Improves Quality of Life for Aging Seniors

Even as it remains the number one job creator in the country, and even as more people demand home care services, a struggle continues regarding wages, employee protections, and even regulations within the industry. When the Department of Labor changed the rules to provide in-home caregivers the same minimum wage and overtime protections as most other workers in units dates, its purpose was to help protect these invaluable care providers.

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Understanding Where Home Health Care Providers Get the Support They Need

By Valerie VanBooven, RN BSN, Editor in Chief of HomeCareDaily.com | Nov 15, 2019
Understanding Where Home Health Care Providers Get the Support They Need

Home health care has become an integral part of the overall health care industry. As the population in the United States ages, it is placing increased pressure on short and long-term health care providers. More people, if given the choice, would prefer to age in place — remaining home, even as they deal with some serious health issues — as opposed to nursing home care or other facility-based care.

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Medicaid Funding of Nursing Homes in New York Spell Opportunity for Home Care

By Valerie VanBooven, RN BSN, Editor in Chief of HomeCareDaily.com | Nov 6, 2019
Medicaid Funding of Nursing Homes in New York Spell Opportunity for Home Care

New York is planning on significant Medicaid reimbursement cuts to the nursing home sector in the state. An estimated $250 million is proposed to be cut from the Medicaid assistance that the state’s Department of Health offers nursing homes. Critics claim this is going to cause a potential mass exodus of nurses and other staff, thus leaving vulnerable patients without adequate care.

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The Cost of Home Care Outpacing Other Options

By Valerie VanBooven, RN BSN, Editor in Chief of HomeCareDaily.com | Oct 31, 2019
The Cost of Home Care Outpacing Other Options

Although the in-home care industry is the leading job creator and demand for these services is far outpacing other types of long-term care, those rising costs are starting to take a toll on various agencies, organizations, and individuals who desire to remain home.

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The Growing Impact of Technology in Home Care to Reduce Hospital Readmissions

By Valerie VanBooven, RN BSN, Editor in Chief of HomeCareDaily.com | Oct 23, 2019
The Growing Impact of Technology in Home Care to Reduce Hospital Readmissions

When the federal government began placing increased financial pressure on hospitals to reduce their readmission rates, there was significant pushback. Many hospitals — especially those in poorer regions of the country — complained that this would impact their bottom line too much and cause them to no longer offer support for everyone who needed it.

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Massachusetts Push to Raise Wages for In-Home Care Workers

By Valerie VanBooven, RN BSN, Editor in Chief of HomeCareDaily.com | Oct 16, 2019
Massachusetts Push to Raise Wages for In-Home Care Workers

As more legislators become aware of the impact home health care has on elderly and disabled adults, they also discover that relatively and traditionally low wages are hampering agencies’ abilities to attract, hire, and retain valuable caregivers. Recently, legislation was put forward in Massachusetts to try and help secure vital caregivers for the aging population in the state.

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