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Documentary Highlights Home Care Crisis About to Hit Home for Millions of Seniors

One look around the country, the news, and budgets from state to state and on the federal level and it becomes clear that there are plenty of crises blooming. However, one is causing a lot of seniors and advocates for their care a great deal of stress and anxiety and that has to do with the potential problem of in home care support.

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Hurricane Irma Update from HCAF:  AHCA Regulation Refresher Regarding Home Health Services in an Assisted Living Facility

 AHCA Regulation Refresher Regarding Home Health Services in an Assisted Living Facility In response to the current State of Emergency in Florida, AHCA notified HCAF of concerns they have with how some home health agencies’ are fulfilling their responsibility to patients in SNFs/ALFs. Please review the regulation they provided below – AHCA is clearly wanting to remind providers…

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One Tech Guru Is Revolutionizing Components of Home Health Care

Axxess is a home health care technology company that was founded in 2007 by John Olajide who had seen some of the inefficiencies many agencies were facing with regard to wound and illness care to billing and general paperwork. While he was tasked with creating a computer network for one home care company, he immediately noticed the challenges the company was facing and decided to step out and design something better.

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Home Health Aide and Former Jeopardy! Winner Arrested for Allegedly Stealing from Elderly Clients

A former Jeopardy! game show winner and home health aide was recently charged with stealing a tremendous amount of money from his elderly couple client over the course of a couple of years to help fund lavish holidays in Florida, Broadway tickets, and much more. Winston Nguyen, 30, was accused by prosecutors of robbing a 96 year old legally blind man and his 92 year old wife.

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Hurricane Irma Update from Home Care Association of Florida

Hurricane Irma: Prepare Now for One of the Most Powerful Atlantic Hurricanes Ever Good Afternoon HCAF Members, As our resident “Weather Lady” Mary Ann Knee mentioned earlier this morning, Hurricane Irma is on the way and gathering strength causing Governor Scott to declare a statewide State of Emergency. All of this comes on the heels of…

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CT Budget Stalemate Could Impact Residents Relying on Home Health Care

The ongoing budget stalemate in Connecticut is now reaching a tipping point, at least for those men and women who rely on in home health care support. Home care is defined as aides and visiting nurses who provide physical, medical, emotional, and other support for the elderly and disabled, and while an executive order by the governor helped to restore $40 million to non-profit agencies that offer services to the intellectually challenged and physically disabled, it did not provide any assurance to agencies offering home care to residents throughout the state.

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HealthStar Founder Earns Patent for Electronic Visit Verification Technology

System developed by Dr. Ed Breazeale reduces fraud, gaps in care and hospital readmissions. On Aug. 22, the United States Patent and Trademark Office issued patent No. 9,740,823 to HealthStar LLC Founder and CEO Dr. Ed Breazeale for the underlying technology used by HealthStar Visit, the company’s Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) solution.

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