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NYC’s Job Growth Driven by Home Care, but the Good News Comes with Lower Wage Positions  

By Valerie VanBooven, RN BSN, Editor in Chief of HomeCareDaily.com | Aug 21, 2019
NYC’s Job Growth Driven by Home Care, but the Good News Comes with Lower Wage Positions  

Job growth in New York City exceeded most expectations for the first six months of 2016. The city added 52,000 jobs during that period of time. However, a significant portion of those jobs added were in home health care support services. 

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A Majority of Kansans Relying on Home Care Dealing with Three or More Chronic Health Issues 

By Valerie VanBooven, RN BSN, Editor in Chief of HomeCareDaily.com | Aug 20, 2019
A Majority of Kansans Relying on Home Care Dealing with Three or More Chronic Health Issues 

Home health care may be viewed by the general public as a beneficial option for seniors with limited mobility, but it’s more about dealing with chronic health issues than simply having trouble getting up and moving around. In-home care aides are an invaluable asset for helping aging and disabled men and women get out of bed, bathe, toilet, prepare meals, clean, and even get out to stores and doctors’ appointments, but they are also an asset for those individuals struggling with their health. 

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The Shift to More Home Care in the Next 20 Years Will Help Seniors Who Require Assistance 

By Valerie VanBooven, RN BSN, Editor in Chief of HomeCareDaily.com | Aug 19, 2019
The Shift to More Home Care in the Next 20 Years Will Help Seniors Who Require Assistance 

In Connecticut, as in most other states in the Union, there has been a deliberate shift away from nursing home care to more affordable options, especially for an aging population. In the Nutmeg State, however, because the baby boomer generation is retiring and will comprise a larger demographic of the overall population, the need for long-term care will also increase. 

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Demand for Home Care on the Rise in Connecticut, Report Cites 

By Valerie VanBooven, RN BSN, Editor in Chief of HomeCareDaily.com | Aug 16, 2019
Demand for Home Care on the Rise in Connecticut, Report Cites 

At this point in time, there can be little argument about the impact home care is having on elderly and disabled clients. It provides a cost-effective and more comfortable alternative to nursing homes and extended hospital stays. As more services are provided through some type of home care setting, it also allows people the opportunity to be treated at home and even monitored remotely instead of having to travel to a facility or clinical setting. 

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Artificial Intelligence Has the Potential to Shape Home Care in the Coming Years 

By Valerie VanBooven, RN BSN, Editor in Chief of HomeCareDaily.com | Aug 15, 2019
Artificial Intelligence Has the Potential to Shape Home Care in the Coming Years 

Artificial Intelligence may have once been the purview of science fiction and fantasy novels and movies, but it is reality today. While it may not be lifelike robots experiencing emotions and personal connections with humans, AI is here, and it’s here to stay. 

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The Changing Demographic in the U.S. Is Altering the Fiscal Demands of Some States 

By Valerie VanBooven, RN BSN, Editor in Chief of HomeCareDaily.com | Aug 14, 2019
The Changing Demographic in the U.S. Is Altering the Fiscal Demands of Some States 

It’s no secret that the demographic in the United States is shifting. As the baby boomer generation ages and now reaches retirement, the percentage of seniors compared to the rest of the population is growing. It is expected to hit 20 percent within the next decade or so. 

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The Impact Potential Medicare Payment Changes Could Have for Seniors Depending on Home Health 

By Valerie VanBooven, RN BSN, Editor in Chief of HomeCareDaily.com | Aug 13, 2019
The Impact Potential Medicare Payment Changes Could Have for Seniors Depending on Home Health 

The federal government is planning another cut to home health care through the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). If it goes through, Medicaid payments for home health services would be cut by 6.42 percent in 2020. This would total about $1 billion in costs for CMS in that fiscal year. 

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Home Infusion Therapy Increases the Types of Care Options People Have Access To 

By Valerie VanBooven, RN BSN, Editor in Chief of HomeCareDaily.com | Aug 13, 2019
Home Infusion Therapy Increases the Types of Care Options People Have Access To 

As various medical procedures and options become readily available at home, instead of traditional clinics or even a hospital setting, it is helping to save patients as well as insurance companies money. This is causing more insurance providers to offer these options to their clients, which is having the ancillary benefit of inspiring more of these home based services. 

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