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More Mergers and Acquisitions Likely within the Home Care Industry 

By Valerie VanBooven, RN BSN, Editor in Chief of HomeCareDaily.com | May 3, 2019
More Mergers and Acquisitions Likely within the Home Care Industry 

Financial investors see a great deal to celebrate when it comes to the in home care industry. It’s no secret that the home care sector is the number one job creator in the country. It’s also no surprise that spending on home care services is rapidly outpacing hospital services, physician care, and even pharmaceutical spending. 

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How You Set Out to Hire a Home Care Aide Matters 

By Valerie VanBooven, RN BSN, Editor in Chief of HomeCareDaily.com | May 2, 2019
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 

By Valerie VanBooven, RN BSN, Editor in Chief of HomeCareDaily.com | May 1, 2019
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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Connecticut Home Health Worker Charged with Stealing from Client 

By Valerie VanBooven, RN BSN, Editor in Chief of HomeCareDaily.com | Apr 30, 2019

A Connecticut home health care worker has been charged with stealing more than $22,000 from one of her clients. According to Shelton police, Jennifer Poitevien was arrested after the victim’s son reported money missing from the victim’s accounts. 

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Boston Home Care Agency to Layoff Workers Following Merger 

By Valerie VanBooven, RN BSN, Editor in Chief of HomeCareDaily.com | Apr 29, 2019

Following the merger between Tufts Medical Center parent Wellforce and a hospice and home care company, the home care sector of that small business will soon lay off its workers. The merger occurred in June, 2018 when Home Health Foundation joined with Wellforce. 

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Two Women in Home Health Care Fraud Case Sentenced with More Still Under Indictment 

By Valerie VanBooven, RN BSN, Editor in Chief of HomeCareDaily.com | Apr 26, 2019
Two Women in Home Health Care Fraud Case Sentenced with More Still Under Indictment 

Two women who were part of what some authorities considered to be one of largest home health care fraud schemes in the country were sentenced recently. Autumn Brown, 32 and Brenda Lowry Horton, 48, both received probation. 

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Home Health Care Helpful in Reducing Hospital Readmissions 

By Valerie VanBooven, RN BSN, Editor in Chief of HomeCareDaily.com | Apr 25, 2019
Home Health Care Helpful in Reducing Hospital Readmissions 

When the federal government placed regulations and pressure on hospitals to reduce their readmission rates, many hospitals were resistant. They claimed many of the problems that lead to readmissions were beyond their purview, or ability to impact. In the years since, there has been a reduction in the number of hospital readmissions and part of that is due to in-home care services. 

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Home Health Care Facing a Pending Crisis with a Shortage of Workers 

By Valerie VanBooven, RN BSN, Editor in Chief of HomeCareDaily.com | Apr 24, 2019
Home Health Care Facing a Pending Crisis with a Shortage of Workers 

10,000 baby boomers in the United States turn 65 each day. The aging population in the United States is expected to double within the next two decades. By 2050, there will be an estimated 88 million people over the age of 65 living in the United States. A solid three quarters of those Americans over 65 are dealing with multiple chronic health issues covering a wide range of challenges, including Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia as well as diabetes and arthritis. 

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