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Sonas Home Health Care Group Names Industry Veteran Patrick Daly CEO

By Valerie VanBooven, RN BSN, Editor in Chief of HomeCareDaily.com | Jul 21, 2017

Delray Beach, FL – July 19, 2017 – Sonas Home Health Care Group, one of the largest home-care service organizations in Florida, has announced the appointment of Patrick Daly as Chief Executive Officer to lead the strategic growth of the group of private duty registries and licensed home care agencies.

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In Home Care Support Leads the Way for Healthcare into the Future

By Valerie VanBooven, RN BSN, Editor in Chief of HomeCareDaily.com | Jul 21, 2017
In Home Care Support Leads the Way for Healthcare into the Future

The healthcare system in the United States has gone through some major changes through the years. Even though it is renowned by the world as the leader, it continues to have challenges due to a wide range of reasons. Currently, the cost of healthcare in this country continues to skyrocket and it has led many to try and find cost saving solutions, and that has meant an increased focus on in home care support.

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Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Case Regarding Raises for Home Healthcare Workers

By Valerie VanBooven, RN BSN, Editor in Chief of HomeCareDaily.com | Jul 20, 2017

Recently, the Supreme Court decided it would not hear arguments on a case that challenged the Labor Department’s new rule change that went into effect this past year providing pay protections for home health care and other similar workers. The rule stays in place and while advocates for increased wages see this as a good sign, some industry leaders and agency owners worry about the long lasting repercussions it will continue to have for those who require assistance at home.

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Pete Frates Getting Financial Assistance for In-Home Care Support

By Valerie VanBooven, RN BSN, Editor in Chief of HomeCareDaily.com | Jul 19, 2017

Pete Frates is the man who helped inspire the social media frenzy, ‘The Ice Bucket Challenge.’ The goal of this challenge was to raise funds and awareness of ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, more commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease). It was a media sensation for a while in 2014 and Pete Frates has been diagnosed in 2012. Now, though, his family is out of money and has been struggling to keep in home care support in place.

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Home Health Care a Better Option for Those Who May Need Direct Medical Support

By Valerie VanBooven, RN BSN, Editor in Chief of HomeCareDaily.com | Jul 18, 2017

For generations now, nursing home care seemed to be the first option for those who required a significant level of medical care and support for long-term illnesses, recovery periods, and more. It has certainly been one of the costlier elder care options and has not been on the top of anyone’s list due to the environment and some significant challenges to provide humane and decent care. Home care has long been the more preferred option, but this hasn’t always been feasible, either.

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Home Care Rule Change Won’t Go into Effect Until 2018

By Valerie VanBooven, RN BSN, Editor in Chief of HomeCareDaily.com | Jul 17, 2017

New requirements for home health providers, as established by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, will not go into effect until 2018. The White House delayed implementation for this new rule change from July 13, 2017 to January 13, 2018. The new regulations were the first significant changes written since 1989 and were implemented by the Obama Administration in January, 2016.

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Are Low Wage Jobs the Future of Home Health Care?

By Valerie VanBooven, RN BSN, Editor in Chief of HomeCareDaily.com | Jul 14, 2017
Are Low Wage Jobs the Future of Home Health Care?

What are considered ‘low wage’ jobs? Many would immediately point out that they involve fast food, janitorial positions, and other basic customer support opportunities, including in home care aides.

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The Current GOP Healthcare Bill Worries Many, Including Nursing Home and In-Home Care Recipients

By Valerie VanBooven, RN BSN, Editor in Chief of HomeCareDaily.com | Jul 13, 2017
The Current GOP Healthcare Bill Worries Many, Including Nursing Home and In-Home Care Recipients

When President Trump was campaigning, one of his keystone promises was to ‘repeal and replace Obamacare,’ which is the Affordable Care Act of 2010. Passed strictly along party lines, the legislation had promised that everyone would have affordable access to health care, though the realities -with rising insurance costs, fewer doctors participating in various insurance policies, and more- have helped to increase costs to the average citizen.

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Healthcare Startup Seeking Silicon Valley Funding to Boost Business

By Valerie VanBooven, RN BSN, Editor in Chief of HomeCareDaily.com | Jul 12, 2017
Healthcare Startup Seeking Silicon Valley Funding to Boost Business

SimplyVital Health is a startup company founded in Connecticut that is currently raising venture capital, having turned to Silicon Valley investors for the support. Its founder, Katherine Kuzmeskas was hoping to reach the $1.5 million needed to expand her vision, but it’s unclear if she had yet attained that goal. The last report was that the company raised $915,000 of the funds.

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