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Mobile Printers Give VNA SoCal Clinicians More Time for Patient Care

 The nurses, social workers, bereavement counselors and other field staff who work for VNA Hospice & Palliative Care of Southern California literally cover a lot of ground providing care to 500 patients and families across the large region. Even the distances between their administrative offices in Upland, San Bernardino, Apple Valley, and Hemet are pretty substantial.

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Long Island Facing a Shortage of Home Care Workers 

Like so many regions across the country, Long Island is facing a significant shortage of home care workers. There are potentially numerous reasons for this, not the least of which involves stagnant wages. The home care industry has grappled with significantly low pay scales for years, and with the cost of living far outpacing inflation on Long Island, it has driven many of these workers away. 

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A Greater Emphasis on Nutrition May Help Patients Relying on In Home Health Care 

Nutrition has long been an important part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Getting the right blend of vitamins and minerals as well as other nutrients is essential for people of all ages and all physical compositions. However, following a hospitalization, diet and nutrition can be even more instrumental in the recovery process. 

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Minnesota’s Ely-Bloomenson Community Hospital Exiting Home Care May Not Be the End to These Services 

An interesting thing tends to happen when a major health provider decides to shift its model; some residents and patients assume they will lose the services they are currently receiving. That has been the case for the Ely-Bloomenson Community Hospital and its decision to exit home health medical care. 

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While Home Health Care Is a Growing Industry, Some Workers Struggle for Better Pay 

As mentioned in previous articles, the home care industry is certainly growing, but aides — the men and women who support clients with their basic needs — continue to struggle with relatively low wages. While it’s good news that the home health care industry is the number one job creator, it’s also discouraging that so many of those positions are considered ‘low-wage’ jobs. 

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