Home Care News Headlines

Home Infusion Therapy Increases the Types of Care Options People Have Access To 

As various medical procedures and options become readily available at home, instead of traditional clinics or even a hospital setting, it is helping to save patients as well as insurance companies money. This is causing more insurance providers to offer these options to their clients, which is having the ancillary benefit of inspiring more of these home based services. 

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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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