Home Care News

The Potential Impact CT Tolls Could Have on In-Home Care 

As Connecticut debates adding tolls to most of its major highways that pass through the state, many residents have been trying to figure out how much this will actually cost them. While 40 percent of the anticipated $800 million in revenue that might be generated by tolls across I-95, I-91, I-84, and the Merritt Parkway is expected to come from out-of-state vehicles, that leaves 60 percent being footed by residents. One aspect that is easily ignored during these debates over such topics is how it can affect small businesses and workers who need to travel, like home care providers. 

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Changing the Perception of Low Wages Within Home Health Care 

If a person conducted a survey of the general public, trying to determine what their perception of home care agencies are when it comes to how they treat their caregivers and home care aides, the results may not be flattering. It has become a mantra among some groups across the country that businesses — large or small — that don’t pay ‘fair wages’ are nothing more than greedy enterprises.

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Can Home Care Earn the Respect It Deserves Among the General Public? 

Aretha Franklin said it best when she sang: R-E-S-P-E-C-T, but despite that anthem of wanting more respect, it’s not always easy to earn. Some people are reluctant to give another individual, worker, or even an entire profession the respect it deserves for any number of reasons. One simple reason could be a lack of information or understanding about what some workers do, such as home care providers. 

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How You Set Out to Hire a Home Care Aide Matters 

Most people who turn to home care support services have no prior experience with it. In most situations, an adult child, spouse, or other family member begins looking into home care services for a loved one. Without having any prior experience, it can be easy to get turned around, twisted upside down, and have no idea of the proper way to go about this important process. 

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A Growing Number of Seniors Will Mean More Home Care Demand 

It’s no secret that the in-home care support services industry is growing. It is driven, in large part, due to demand as well as increased recognition that home care is a valuable asset in long-term health and recovery for elderly and disabled adults. One of the key metrics, though, remains the increasing aging population in the United States. 

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