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Stronger Advocacy Still Needed for Home Health Care Industry 

As the home care industry continues to grow and expand, and even become stronger, it has gained a great deal of attention across many media outlets. Some of the attention is positive and some not so much. While pay and benefits continue to be a pressing issue for many caregivers as well as agencies struggling to maintain consistency of care for its clients, history tells us that, over time, the general public as well as politicians and bureaucrats can become numb to certain issues.

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CT Bill Could Negatively Impact Home Care Throughout the State 

Even though it is called An Act Strengthening Home Care Services, Connecticut legislative proposal SB 1051 could actually have the exact opposite impact on caregivers throughout the state. While the intention of the bill might be advertised as improving quality of care and support for elderly and disabled clients throughout the state, there may be a more surreptitious purpose. 

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Home Care Worker Sentenced to Jail for Stealing from Elderly Client 

A Pennsylvania home health care worker was recently sentenced to a minimum of six months in jail for stealing from an elderly client. The victim in this case was an 87-year-old veteran who had hired Melissa Miller to take care of him in his home. When she became a live in caregiver, she moved in a number of her family members and friends, with different people coming and going, and as many as nine people living in a double wide trailer at the same time. 

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Florida Home Health Care Service Is Unable to Pay Its Providers 

During an entirely unacceptable circumstance, some patients of home health care support services had stopped receiving care without any notice as an agency allegedly no longer paid its employees. Oracle Home Health Care in Plant City, Florida is alleged to have ceased submitting paychecks to its caregivers who had already provided services. 

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St. Louis Home Healthcare Nurse Charged with Stealing from Client 

A home health care nurse in St. Louis was recently arrested and charged with stealing jewelry from a patient’s home. Rachel Capone, 33, had been hired to look after an elderly person, providing various services, including direct medical attention at times, but is said to have taken a grocery bag that was filled with jewelry from the victim’s kitchen cabinet. 

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Proposed NJ Legislation Could Impact Home Health Care and Other Healthcare Firms 

A bill that’s being considered in the New Jersey legislature could have a direct impact on many services that connect individuals in need with home care and other service providers. Currently, referral services for home care and other types of support are not required to register as a health care service firm.  In other words, these organizations, many…

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New York Home Care Aide Faces Charges of Stealing from Aging Client 

For those who work directly within the home care industry, news stories that focus on crimes committed by home care aides and other providers can often feel like nails being dragged across a blackboard. It is the tendency of media outlets to focus on tragedy and crime, even though these unfortunate aspects that occur within this industry are the vast exception rather than the rule. 

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New Jersey Legislation Will Open a Pathway for Terminally Ill Patients to Seek Help Ending Their Life 

It’s expected that New Jersey will soon become the seventh state (plus DC) to have a law enabling terminally ill people to seek out medical assistance to end their lives. New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy has stated he expects to sign the bill into law soon. It is called The Medical Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill Act. 

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Home Care May Be Recession Resistant and a Great Entrepreneurial Investment 

Even though the United States is currently enjoying a strong economic boom, a recession will happen at some point in time. Just as with many other aspects of life, it’s not a question of if a recession or downturn takes place, but rather when. For entrepreneurial minded individuals, looking ahead and thinking about a recession proof business is a prudent step in the right direction to protect one’s investment and potential future assets. Home care is considered by some to be one of the top recession resistant entrepreneurial investments a person can make. 

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U.S. Department of Labor Sued Over Rule Change That Could Leave Some without Home Health Care Services 

Another lawsuit has been filed against the U.S. Department of Labor after rule changes had been imposed that could potentially restrict financial reimbursement or compensation, which could have a direct impact on home health care services some individuals require. Professional Case Management is a home health care provider that services nuclear defense and uranium workers who require some level of support or care at home. 

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