Home Care Industry News - #theHCD

Home Care News

Scottsdale Home Care Worker Charged with Stealing Items from Elderly Couple

Some home care agencies have to compete against the perceptions the public has about these services and, more importantly, about the aides who offer support for elderly and disabled clients in their home. There are some caregivers who may have sought a job within this industry and had a passion for helping people, and there are others who simply see it as a paycheck and then begin exploring other ways to try and snag extra money on the side.

Read More

Woman Defrauded Out of More Than $200G by Man Posing as Home Health Care Aide

A disabled woman who had been relying on home care was taken advantage of by a man posing as a home health care worker. The woman, a 79-year-old individual who has limited mobility, was relying on support. That’s when, according to authorities, William Jason Robertson, 46, stepped in and promoted himself as a licensed home health care worker.

Read More

The Future of Health Care in Massachusetts Includes Support of In Home Care Providers

Health care is one of the hottest topics not only in politics and the media, but for men and women across the country, getting the right level of care when needed is essential. Home health care services is a valuable resource that not only has the ability to temper costs (keeping them down because people can remain home) but also improve recovery chances and quality of life.

Read More

New York’s Adding More Home Care Workers, but Burnout Remains a Concern

New York, like so many states across the country, is adding more home care workers. The home care industry is the number one job creator in the entire nation, even though average wages and salaries remain relatively low, especially compared to other health care jobs. For this, and several other reasons, though, a high number of the men and women who enter into this field burn out and leave these jobs before long.

Read More

An Aging New Mexican Population Highlights Shortages in Home and Health Care

For a long time, New Mexico enjoyed a reputation as being hip and ‘in’ for younger generations in America. In fact, it was one of the youngest states, based on census numbers, within the country, but that trend is no longer holding steady. In fact, within a decade or slightly more, New Mexico could be one of the oldest, and it means a number of challenges lay on the horizon for its political leaders, especially in how the state will provide health care services and even in home care support.

Read More

Chicago Area Home Health Care Agency Accused of Fraud

Gateway Health Systems, Inc., a husband and wife operated home health care agency in Matteson, has been accused by the U.S. Justice Department of violating the False Claims Act. The accusation involves the company seeking Medicare payments for services that were allegedly provided to homebound patients, even though the government alleges that those services were not actually necessary.

Read More

Families Often Worry About the Cost of Home Care, First and Foremost

About half of all U.S. families have absolutely no money saved for retirement (CNBC). 34 percent have no savings whatsoever and 35 percent have merely just a few hundred dollars saved up. This has caused many financial experts concern, but one thing that often gets overlooked when planning for those Golden Years is just how the need for home care could impact seniors financially.

Read More