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Posts by Valerie VanBooven, RN BSN, Editor in Chief of HomeCareDaily.com

Home Care Continues to Be a Great Asset for Millions of Americans

In the national media spotlight, it appears that there are numerous challenges facing the home care industry. While it remains the number one job creator thanks to increasing demand because more seniors prefer to remain at home, even when they need assistance, and the Baby Boomer generation now retiring, relatively lower wages and other issues create a significant amount of negative press.

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Study Claims Negative Outcomes When In-Home Care Doesn’t Support Client’s Native Language

Language barriers within the in home care sector don’t receive a great deal of attention, but according to a recent study by NYU and the Visiting Nurse Service of New York, it’s something to discuss. According to a news publication regarding this topic by NYU, one in five households throughout the United States speaks a language other than English within the home (there was no documentable evidence provided for this claim in the news publication, though).

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California Governor Offers Lifeline for In-Home Health Care Services

California continues to grapple with extreme budget constraints and in recent months the state level passed off a large portion of in home care financial responsibility to the county level. While that has certainly done a lot to help with the state’s part of the budget, it’s leaving many counties struggling to determine how they can cover this increased level of expense.

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Common Perceptions People Have About In Home Care Agencies

It’s not always easy to understand what the average person thinks about specific topics, especially when there aren’t a wide range of research studies supporting opinions. When it comes to the home care industry, even though it’s clear that more people would prefer to be at home if they needed extra care, they may not have the right perceptions about the industry as a whole.

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L.A. City Attorney Goes After Home Healthcare Firm

The Los Angeles city attorney filed a suit recently claiming a home health care agency has been stealing money from its workers and violating minimum wage and overtime laws. The suit claims that Health Alliance Nurses Corp. and Hand Homecare Provider Inc., which employs more than 200 people, many of whom are Filipino immigrants, has not been paying its workers minimum wage or provided them overtime pay that was earned.

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Increasing Numbers of Adults Want Parents to Age at Home

As this country heads into what some may call a potential crisis with regard to senior care, more seniors and their adult children or other support systems admit they would prefer to remain at home. It’s not just an aging population that wishes to remain within the comfort of their home, even if they have difficulty with some basic tasks, but their loved ones, men and women who may be directly responsible for assisting them if and when that time comes.

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Valerie VanBooven RN BSN to Speak at Home Care Association of Florida’s 28th Conference and Trade Show July 23-27.

For Immediate Release HCAF’s 28th Annual Conference and Trade Show will be held July 23-27 at Renaissance at SeaWorld Orlando.  This year’s conference theme is “Reflect. Reset. Renew.” Valerie will be speaking on Wednesday July 26th at 4pm. Her presentation title is “Online Marketing for Home Care Agencies in 2017 Leads, Visibility, Authority” Agenda Items…

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TeleHealth Improving Health Management, even at Home

A perfect storm of challenges was holding a shadow over the healthcare and in home care network in the United States for some time. When the Affordable Care Act was passed into law in 2010, it was hoped that this would open the door for millions of Americans who couldn’t afford care previously would suddenly have the opportunity to enjoy affordable care.

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