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The Oft-Unspoken Struggles That Remain Long After Disaster Strikes Can Impact Home Care Options

By Valerie VanBooven, RN BSN, Editor in Chief of HomeCareDaily.com | Jan 19, 2018
The Oft-Unspoken Struggles That Remain Long After Disaster Strikes Can Impact Home Care Options

When Hurricane Harvey struck Texas, it dumped 30 trillion gallons of water on the region, causing devastating flooding that left people homeless, towns destroyed, and lives displaced. For the elderly and disabled, it caused numerous ancillary struggles, including truncated access to proper care. When a person no longer has a home in which they can live, it becomes exceedingly difficult to find optimal support, unless they have the opportunity to spend time with friends or family who weren’t impacted by the disaster.

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Finding Ways to Help People Plan for Home Care After Retirement

By Valerie VanBooven, RN BSN, Editor in Chief of HomeCareDaily.com | Jan 18, 2018
Finding Ways to Help People Plan for Home Care After Retirement

There are numerous challenges in helping people better plan for retirement. In fact, more than half of adults in the United States 30 and over do not have any real savings or investments for retirement. The majority of people in this country live essentially paycheck to paycheck, living for the moment and not thinking much about what they’ll do when retirement comes. Even those who do invest in 401(k)s are not immune to financial challenges once they retire. On top of all that, even many of the people saving properly for retirement don’t ever calculate into their costs of living the prospect of home car

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Extreme Weather Events Can Disrupt Home Care Services and How Agencies Can Prepare Clients for Them

By Valerie VanBooven, RN BSN, Editor in Chief of HomeCareDaily.com | Jan 17, 2018
Extreme Weather Events Can Disrupt Home Care Services and How Agencies Can Prepare Clients for Them

While weather forecasters and specialized networks that rely heavily on viewership to maximize their revenue are seeking new ways to describe weather events, a ‘bomb cyclone’ sounds frightening and is likely intended to do just that, scare people into watching their broadcasts, the actual event itself can cause serious challenges for millions of people, including home care providers.

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The Direct Impact Home Care May Have at Reducing Hospital Readmissions

By Valerie VanBooven, RN BSN, Editor in Chief of HomeCareDaily.com | Jan 16, 2018
The Direct Impact Home Care May Have at Reducing Hospital Readmissions

One of the toughest challenges for hospitals in their effort to reduce readmission rates has been to not just provide quality follow-up care, but the support their patients may need at home. Hospitals that are located in poorer neighborhoods have a tendency to struggle more to reduce these readmissions and have been pressured by the federal government to do more to help after discharge. Home care is one of the best options, but even though millions of potential patients have access to quality agencies across the country, they may not understand how important it can be.

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Global Impact and Growth of Home Care Could Lead to Changes in the U.S. Market

By Valerie VanBooven, RN BSN, Editor in Chief of HomeCareDaily.com | Jan 15, 2018
Global Impact and Growth of Home Care Could Lead to Changes in the U.S. Market

The home care market is not only expanding and growing throughout the United States, but also around the world. While many of the changes that are occurring here are the main focus for most agencies and providers, what happens overseas could potentially impact the industry within these borders.

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How Will Illinois Home Care Laws Affect the Elderly Moving Forward?

By Valerie VanBooven, RN BSN, Editor in Chief of HomeCareDaily.com | Jan 12, 2018
How Will Illinois Home Care Laws Affect the Elderly Moving Forward?

There are two distinct and stark opposing political forces that have opinions about the state of home care in the country and in certain states. While Illinois has garnered a tremendous amount of media coverage in recent months about the massive fraud that has infected its home care industry, there has also been a major battle between the state’s government and unions.

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Dealing with a Potential Shortage of Home Care Workers in the Coming Years

By Valerie VanBooven, RN BSN, Editor in Chief of HomeCareDaily.com | Jan 11, 2018
Dealing with a Potential Shortage of Home Care Workers in the Coming Years

How serious is the alleged ‘shortage’ of home care aides and other providers? As some might argue, there is going to be a serious problem in the years ahead due to a number of factors. One of the most significant is that the baby boomer generation is now reaching retirement age and as the overall percentage of seniors in the U.S. increases, there will be greater demand for support services.

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Illinois Home Health Aide Facing Charges of Stealing from Clients

By Valerie VanBooven, RN BSN, Editor in Chief of HomeCareDaily.com | Jan 10, 2018
Illinois Home Health Aide Facing Charges of Stealing from Clients

While a 22-year-old home health care aide was off-duty, he allegedly returned to some of the homes of his clients to steal various prescription medications. The initial investigation conducted by the Charleston Police Department was paralleled by the Illinois State Police and brought in more information regarding this case that end up in the arrest of Kyle J. White.

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Letting Families Know Where They Can Turn for Help When Home Care Is Needed

By Valerie VanBooven, RN BSN, Editor in Chief of HomeCareDaily.com | Jan 9, 2018
Letting Families Know Where They Can Turn for Help When Home Care Is Needed

Many people end up with numerous questions regarding home care when it’s for themselves or someone they care about. Some people simply don’t know where to turn, what home care actually offers, and whether there’s a benefit to hiring an aide or visiting nurse. Some simply don’t think it’s affordable, even though it’s the most affordable long-term care option there is.

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