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Monitoring Technology Boosting Patient Care at Home

By Valerie VanBooven, RN BSN, Editor in Chief of HomeCareDaily.com | Nov 24, 2017
Monitoring Technology Boosting Patient Care at Home

There are numerous components that need to be taken into account to help boost quality care and support for people at home. Home care aides are generally the first idea that comes to mind, but there are other ways to help, especially for those men and women who may be recovering from a medical emergency.

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In-Home Care Aide Arrested for Allegedly Stealing from Elderly Client

By Valerie VanBooven, RN BSN, Editor in Chief of HomeCareDaily.com | Nov 23, 2017
In-Home Care Aide Arrested for Allegedly Stealing from Elderly Client

A home care aide has been arrested outside Baltimore and faces numerous charges related to theft from a client. Adaku Agwu, 31, who lives in Edgewood, faces charges stemming from items she allegedly stole from an elderly client and then sold to a pawn shop in the area. The pawn shop has cooperated with authorities and at least some of the items in question have been confirmed by the client’s daughter to be hers.

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Helping People Find Ways to Pay for Home Care Services

By Valerie VanBooven, RN BSN, Editor in Chief of HomeCareDaily.com | Nov 22, 2017
Helping People Find Ways to Pay for Home Care Services

It’s not easy for financially struggling families to afford certain services. In home care is one of them and while there are millions of people across the country who may need support at home, either due to age, injuries, or disabilities, some can’t even consider professional services because of the cost.

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Some IT Vendors Get Insight into the Products They’ve Released in the Home Care Sector

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

Technology has been predicted to become far more crucial to the in home care industry in the years ahead and it’s already providing some valuable resources to those in need of support and providers seeking ways to reduce costs. There are numerous companies within the IT (Information Technology) sector that are actively innovating new ideas that can improve quality of care, communication, and even safety for elderly and disabled adults at home.

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Arkansas Changes to In-Home Health Services Blocked by State’s Supreme Court

By Valerie VanBooven, RN BSN, Editor in Chief of HomeCareDaily.com | Nov 20, 2017
Arkansas Changes to In-Home Health Services Blocked by State’s Supreme Court

Some Medicaid patients who were affected by changes the Department of Human Services made recently had sued and the State’s Supreme Court upheld a lower court ruling in their favor. At issue was that the seven people represented in the lawsuit had the hours of home care they had been receiving cut back.

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Connecticut RN Accepts Plea for Charges He Falsified Medicaid Claims

By Valerie VanBooven, RN BSN, Editor in Chief of HomeCareDaily.com | Nov 17, 2017
Connecticut RN Accepts Plea for Charges He Falsified Medicaid Claims

Facing potentially up to 15 years in a New York State prison for Grand Larceny in the Second Degree and other charges, Collins Anyanwu-Mueller agreed to plead guilty to lesser charges in connection with in home health care fraud. The Bridgeport, Connecticut native was in Westchester County Court in White Plains and pleaded guilty to Grand Larceny in the Third Degree.

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Custom Home Care Rated as Top of Midsize Company in Michigan

By Valerie VanBooven, RN BSN, Editor in Chief of HomeCareDaily.com | Nov 16, 2017
Custom Home Care Rated as Top of Midsize Company in Michigan

Even as Michigan has faced a struggling economy among other issues, there are plenty of strong small to mid-sized companies operating throughout the state. During a recent assessment of the quality of some of these companies, surveys were conducted with their employees and based on those responses and numerous other factors, Custom Home care came out on top as the leading mid-size company in the state.

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Missouri Legislators Punt on Addressing Home Health Care Cuts

By Valerie VanBooven, RN BSN, Editor in Chief of HomeCareDaily.com | Nov 15, 2017
Missouri Legislators Punt on Addressing Home Health Care Cuts

Cuts in spending for the in home health care sector in Missouri had been a hot topic for a while, but it appears as though legislators are miles apart as far as compromise is concerned. This means, instead of dealing with the issue that could leave some Missourians without adequate care and support, the government has effectively passed it on down the line.

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Nightingale Homecare Improves Patient and Clinician Experience with Mobile Technology

By Jodi Perkins | Nov 14, 2017
Nightingale Homecare Improves Patient and Clinician Experience with Mobile Technology

WESTMINISTER, Colo. (November 7, 2017) – For Phoenix-based Nightingale Homecare, a Medicare certified agency, mobile technology has proven to be a game-changer.  A year ago, the agency adopted an integrated software platform and equipped each of its nurses and therapists with compatible laptops and mobile printers. The improved functionality of the software and the speed and convenience of the printers have helped boost patient and clinician satisfaction as well as improve clinician productivity.

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