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# of Medicare Certified Home Health Care Agencies in the U.S.
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# of Home Health Care Workers in the United States
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While the state is claiming that a Washington Township home care agency owes back reimbursements of almost $4 million due to ‘widespread’ noncompliance among staff, legal representatives for the company claim the state has used fault mathematics to come to this conclusion. It’s a contentious issue that may not be resolved in the near future, but it highlights important aspects of home health care in Ohio and other regions across the country.Read More
When the Department of Labor altered its rules and provided minimum wage and overtime protections to home health care aides, and when Medicaid cut its reimbursement rates to home care agencies by 14 percent to make room for Obamacare, many small, independent agencies began to struggle. With innovative thinking and a strong long-term plan, though, some of these same agencies have found a way to expand.Read More
Arthur Anyah, 67, will be spending one year in prison after pleading guilty in June to charges that he defrauded employees of his home care agency in Peekskill, New York. Authorities claimed that Mr. Anyah had cheated a number of employees out of more than $135,000 through his agency, Mical Home Health Care Agency, Inc.Read More
Numerous men and women have a difficult time even thinking about a complete stranger coming into their home to provide any number of services. Unfortunately, this mode of thinking (focusing on a ‘stranger’ rather than a home health care aide or other provider) is limiting the number of seniors who actually rely on these services.Read More
Numerous home care franchise agencies across the country faced difficult times when the Department of Labor changed the rules governing minimum wage and overtime for home care workers. When these rules suddenly meant caregivers working for agencies could no longer be considered ‘independent contractors,’ it added costs to those smaller agencies, and some could not make it without other changes.Read More
Spending time in the hospital is not on anyone’s top ‘things to do’ list, but when they finally get the chance to return home, family is often the ones providing support. While there are numerous things to worry about, one issues that can be overlooked involves infections.Read More
In order for men and women who need assistance at home to avoid nursing home care or another more expensive and less ideal situation, they need support. If that support is not available and family are unable to step in, then safety becomes a major concern. California has often been on the forefront of social programs, but in some counties throughout the state, including Contra Costa, a backlog of social services cases means many of its residents are going without the necessary support they need.Read More
The number of elderly men and women in the United States is increasing. According to many estimates, the overall population of people 65 or over in the U.S. is expected to double, as a percentage of the general population, within the next 20 years. Some parts of the country have seen a greater surge of aging populous, including Boca Raton, Florida.Read More
Millions of men, women, and children across the country rely on Medicaid for their healthcare. While the program was initially designed to support the elderly, it expanded through the years, like so many federal programs do. It then began to offer coverage to expectant mothers, then their children, then poor, regardless of age.Read More