Home Care News Headlines

Massachusetts Push to Raise Wages for In-Home Care Workers

As more legislators become aware of the impact home health care has on elderly and disabled adults, they also discover that relatively and traditionally low wages are hampering agencies’ abilities to attract, hire, and retain valuable caregivers. Recently, legislation was put forward in Massachusetts to try and help secure vital caregivers for the aging population in the state.

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Home Health Care Allows More Seniors to Remain Home, but Funding Remains Critical

A social services pilot program designed by HUD (the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development) is aimed at determining the value that receiving healthcare services at home can offer aging and disabled seniors. The focus of this program is to find out how effective it can be at not only providing an option for aging seniors to remain home, but to also reduce long-term health care costs in the country.

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Tech Devices -Including Robotic Pets- Are Making Inroads into Home Health Care

When CMS (the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services) slashed reimbursement rates for home health care, it placed significantly more pressure on the industry itself. Out of this pressure, though, came innovation. A lot of the innovation was in the form of technology and it has impacted millions of lives in the years since.

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Home Care Aide Ordered to Serve Two Life Sentences for Raping Client with Dementia 

It’s a sad state of affairs when an elderly and/or disabled adult, especially somebody who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or another type of dementia, is abused, and while the home care industry as a whole has fought diligently to eradicate these abuses and neglect of its clients, there continue to be cases that impact the lives of not just the abused client and their family, but the industry across the country. 

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A More Patient-Focused Care Model Is Beginning to Find Traction within Home Care Support 

One of the components of the Hippocratic Oath doctors must take before they begin practicing medicine is to “do no harm.” Unfortunately, due to the nature of modern medicine, insurance, limitations, and much more, some doctors have long felt they violate that component because they’re unable to truly support their patients the way they’d prefer. Now, though, more doctors are beginning to turn to a patient focused care model and that’s including home care support services. 

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