Home Care News

Non-Profit Investment Hopes to Help Latina Women Be Empowered to Pursue Careers in Health and Home Care 

There are plenty of nonprofit organizations supporting a number of worthy causes around the world. Some aim to improve opportunities for disenfranchised or disadvantaged individuals. One particular nonprofit recently received a grant that could help provide training to assist Latina women who wish to become more involved in the home healthcare industry. 

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Increasing Attention Paid to Technologies That May Improve Home Care Options for Seniors 

Technology is and has been a powerful force driving the modern world. It has changed millions of lives and continues to advance opportunities for millions of people. Currently, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and other innovations are the main focus of the future of modern technology, but there are several other markets that are robust in research and development. 

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Alternative Therapies Finding a Place in Some Home Care Markets 

The term ‘alternative therapies’ may still receive a bad rap in certain circles, but it isn’t necessarily referring to snake oil or other methods that have been proven ineffective. Alternative therapies can be, in many respects, highly effective at helping to reduce pain, combat anxiety, and allow people live more comfortably. Alternative therapies are increasing in popularity and now finding inroads in the in-home care marketplace. 

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Illinois Home Care Workers Finally Receive Back Pay, More Than Two Years Late 

Imagine, for a moment, waking up as dawn begins to break, the birds already chirping, your eyes heavy with fatigue for you can’t remember the last time you got a full, restful night’s sleep. You’re exhausted, your body hurts, and yet you need to get up and get moving. There are people counting on you. You are a home care aide. 

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Medicaid Reimbursement Rate Cuts Continue to Impact Seniors and Disabled Adults Who Require In-Home Care 

As a demographic, the senior population in the United States is increasing. The baby boomer generation is now retiring and as people live longer and seek to age in place, it is placing increased demand on home care support services. However, at the same time, Medicaid reimbursement rates have been cut at the federal level and states are struggling to maintain adequate funding to ensure each resident has the opportunity to rely on in-home care providers. 

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The Impact Caregiver Recognition Can Have on Morale in a Difficult Home Care Environment 

Home care can certainly be a difficult environment in which to work, but the rewards are immeasurable. Many of the millions of home care aides supporting aging and disabled clients across the country have great compassion. They have a sincere desire to make a difference in the lives of those who need support, especially during the most trying times of their lives. 

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The Growing Challenge of Supporting an Aging Parent in Their 90s 

As people live longer, it places increased pressure on other family members, especially adult children who couldn’t imagine turning a loved one away when they’re moving through their 80s and even well into their 90s. That creates a difficult challenge and circumstance for these other aging seniors, those moving into and through their 70s as they support an aging parent who is in their 90s, for example. 

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