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Flu Shot Season Is in Full Swing and Home Care Can Lead the Way for Seniors

It’s that time of the year again: flu season. Elderly men and women, along with infants and newborns, are generally at the greatest risk of serious health issues caused by the flu virus. There is often a great deal of media attention focused on the elderly and flu vaccines. This year, some home care agencies are reaching out to their local communities and promoting free flu shot clinics.

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A Shortage of Home Care Workers Continues to Pose Challenges for Seniors

It’s no secret that the home care industry is facing a crisis of sorts. As the demand for home health care services continues to increase across the country, mostly due to the baby boomer generation that is retiring and has been retiring for the past decade, many agencies continue to struggle to find and retain quality and dependable workers.

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Connecticut Seniors Want a Shift in State Funding from Long-Term Care to Home Care

As election day is just around the corner, there are many policy issues in play. In Connecticut, for example, the AARP recently conducted a poll on what is most important to the voting public, aged 50 and over. What they found is that there is no single policy issue that a candidate should be running on, but rather numerous concerns that are affecting the general public.

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St. Louis Woman Conspired to Commit Home Health Care Fraud

A 74-year-old St. Louis woman will now be facing sentencing after she admitted to her role in defrauding Medicaid through home health care. The case involving Salwa Albayati stemmed from the woman’s decision to authorize home health care aides to submit for work and services provided, even while Ms. Albayati was traveling. Between 2013 and 2018, home care aides billed Medicaid $175,120 for services provided.

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The Role Some Employers Could Play in Home Care as a Shortage in Caregivers Looms

In recent years, some larger companies and employers have been taking a new approach to the rising cost of health care. For example, Fiat Chrysler now provides free health care for all of its employees, predominantly through a clinic that the company itself opened recently. The clinic was opened near one of the company’s five factories it operates within the region.

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Chicago Area Home Health Care Company Owners Accused of Avoiding Paying Taxes

Robert Timothy Wilson, 55, and Shelley Ann Wilson, 53, both listed as Valparaiso residents, were recently charged with tax evasion, conspiracy to commit tax evasion, and a failure to file tax returns. The couple owned a home health care business and have been alleged to avoid paying taxes on several hundred thousand dollars in revenue.

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