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Missouri Disabled Feeling Effect of Funding Cuts, Making It More Difficult to Get Care at Home

By Valerie VanBooven, RN BSN, Editor in Chief of HomeCareDaily.com | Sep 5, 2018
Missouri Disabled Feeling Effect of Funding Cuts, Making It More Difficult to Get Care at Home

Missouri, as with numerous states across the country, has been facing the impact of strained budgets. As a result, they have had to face the prospect of raising taxes or cutting spending. Many states have raised taxes to the point of driving residents out of state, such as the case presents itself in Connecticut and California (net population decreases for several years), and a balance is sought in others. In Missouri, though, disabled adults and seniors have acutely felt the impact of these budget cuts.

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Governor Wolf’s Efforts to Impact Home Health Care Hailed by Some in Need

By Valerie VanBooven, RN BSN, Editor in Chief of HomeCareDaily.com | Sep 4, 2018
Governor Wolf’s Efforts to Impact Home Health Care Hailed by Some in Need

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf has been spending a tremendous amount of energy and resources backing public union efforts to increase their membership numbers. Even in light of the Supreme Court ruling, some political leaders in typically union supporting states have made efforts (ahead and after the Supreme Court decision limiting public union membership) to find ways around the law for these unions.

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The Benefits that Recognition Brings for Home Health Care Agencies

By Valerie VanBooven, RN BSN, Editor in Chief of HomeCareDaily.com | Sep 3, 2018
The Benefits that Recognition Brings for Home Health Care Agencies

As more people turn to home care as a means of remaining safe and being able to perform Activities of Daily Living (ADLs), agencies become a gateway to a better quality of life. Unfortunately, with news media focused more on sharing tragedy and crimes as a means of gaining readers, it’s the worst of caregivers that too many people witness.

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Viral Social Media Post Slanders Caregiver and Highlights a Major Problem with Instant Assumptions

By Valerie VanBooven, RN BSN, Editor in Chief of HomeCareDaily.com | Aug 31, 2018
Viral Social Media Post Slanders Caregiver and Highlights a Major Problem with Instant Assumptions

In an age of viral videos and pictures, it becomes far too easy to create a sensation and rile up a wide range of people. Such was the case in North Carolina recently when a simple picture was shared more than 1,000 times through a Facebook group page that has since removed the post. In it, a home care aide was stated to have been abusing her elderly client by forcing him to wash her car, including scrubbing the rims of her tires.

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Media Companies Expand Reach into Markets That May Impact Home Health Care

By Valerie VanBooven, RN BSN, Editor in Chief of HomeCareDaily.com | Aug 30, 2018
Media Companies Expand Reach into Markets That May Impact Home Health Care

Traditional media companies have been facing increased pressure in recent years. Conglomerates like Time Warner and Comcast, for example, have recognized that more Americans are beginning to ‘cut the cord,’ which means they are turning away from cable and using on-demand type services through providers such as Hulu and Netflix. As a result, some media companies have been turning to other markets, including healthcare and home care.

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Connecticut Entrepreneur Opens New Home Health Agency in Bridgeport

By Valerie VanBooven, RN BSN, Editor in Chief of HomeCareDaily.com | Aug 29, 2018
Connecticut Entrepreneur Opens New Home Health Agency in Bridgeport

Hannah Hanshaw is an entrepreneur with the mission: to show people that women can be just as successful as men in starting successful businesses. As such, she has started a new home health agency in Bridgeport, Connecticut. A single mother, she doesn’t believe it’s necessary to choose between being a mother and being a business owner.

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An Ongoing Fight to Make Home Health Care Work for More Seniors

By Valerie VanBooven, RN BSN, Editor in Chief of HomeCareDaily.com | Aug 28, 2018
An Ongoing Fight to Make Home Health Care Work for More Seniors

Increasing numbers of seniors and other Americans approaching retirement age are beginning to understand the value that home health care offers, especially in its ability to allow a person to remain at home as opposed to other long-term care options. Unfortunately, due to rising costs, stagnant wages that make it difficult to recruit and retain valuable caregivers, and a number of preconceived notions and misconceptions, it doesn’t seem to work for all seniors.

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A Dysfunctional VA Makes It Difficult for Some Veterans to Retain Home Care Services

By Valerie VanBooven, RN BSN, Editor in Chief of HomeCareDaily.com | Aug 27, 2018
A Dysfunctional VA Makes It Difficult for Some Veterans to Retain Home Care Services

Some veterans who may be considered homebound are suddenly finding themselves unable to continue relying on the home care services they had been receiving from certain agencies. That’s because, according to these professional home care providers, the VA has not been paying its bills for these services.

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