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Connecticut General Assembly Approves Raise for Home Health Care Aides in State

By Valerie VanBooven, RN BSN, Editor in Chief of HomeCareDaily.com | Apr 13, 2018
Connecticut General Assembly Approves Raise for Home Health Care Aides in State

The Connecticut General Assembly approved a raise for home health care aides who are reimbursed for their services through the state’s Medicare and Medicaid program. The increase in wages was negotiated on behalf of these caregivers by the New England Health Care Employees Union, District 1199.

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Spending for Alzheimer’s and Other Forms of Dementia Expected to Exceed $277 Billion in 2018

By Valerie VanBooven, RN BSN, Editor in Chief of HomeCareDaily.com | Apr 12, 2018
Spending for Alzheimer’s and Other Forms of Dementia Expected to Exceed $277 Billion in 2018

Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia continue to place tremendous pressure on family and long-term care providers, including home care support services. There is still no cure for these diseases and while there has been some positive reports with regard to research and treatment options, the long, slow, and steady progression through the disease places increased pressure on those supporting thes

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Dallas Home Health Care Worker Suspected in Death of One (and Possibly More) Elderly Victims

By Valerie VanBooven, RN BSN, Editor in Chief of HomeCareDaily.com | Apr 11, 2018
Dallas Home Health Care Worker Suspected in Death of One (and Possibly More) Elderly Victims

45-year-old Billy Chemirmir is facing capital murder charges in Texas following an investigation that led police to find an 81-year old victim at home. When investigators began tailing Mr. Chemirmir, they spotted him discarding what turned out to be a jewelry box belonging to the victim who was later found in her Dallas home.

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Referrals from Hospitals and Clinics Can Lead to Increased Demand for In-Home Care Workers

By Valerie VanBooven, RN BSN, Editor in Chief of HomeCareDaily.com | Apr 10, 2018
Referrals from Hospitals and Clinics Can Lead to Increased Demand for In-Home Care Workers

As home care agencies across the country face an increase in demand for their services, some struggle to find qualified clients in need of their services. By ‘qualified,’ this essentially refers to those who would have a specific and documentable, or medical reason for requiring a visiting nurse or other home health care professional stopping by their home.

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Georgia Expected to Require More Intensive Background Screening for Long-Term Care Workers in the State

By Valerie VanBooven, RN BSN, Editor in Chief of HomeCareDaily.com | Apr 9, 2018
Georgia Expected to Require More Intensive Background Screening for Long-Term Care Workers in the State

Long-term care workers, whom could be defined as home care aides, home health care nurses, staff at assisted living and nursing homes, and more may soon be subject to a more intensive background screening process in Georgia. A bill that would require tougher screening for these long-term care workers has passed the house and senate and is making its way to Governor Nathan Deal’s desk. He is expected to sign it into law.

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Florida Home Care Worker Charged with Stealing Nearly $10,000 from Aging Client

By Valerie VanBooven, RN BSN, Editor in Chief of HomeCareDaily.com | Apr 9, 2018
Florida Home Care Worker Charged with Stealing Nearly $10,000 from Aging Client

A home care worker who had been employed through an agency in the Melbourne, Florida area has been arrested and charged with stealing nearly $10,000 in cash withdrawals from the victim’s bank account. Kevin Higginbotham, 62, was formally charged with stealing $9,360 during 31 withdrawals.

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Nursing Home Lobby Stifles Funding for Home Care in Louisiana

By Valerie VanBooven, RN BSN, Editor in Chief of HomeCareDaily.com | Apr 6, 2018
Nursing Home Lobby Stifles Funding for Home Care in Louisiana

There are numerous people in the country who believe politics are truly inspired by large money donors. Some of these donors are individuals, and some are corporate entities or special interest groups that use lobbyists. Money influences many facets of legislation and in Louisiana, there are those who argue that lobbies for nursing homes throughout the state were successful in quashing legislation that would have made it easier, and even possible, for more elderly residents to remain at home during the final years of their life, utilizing the rich resources of home health care services.

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Non-Unionized Home Care Agencies Accused of Violating Pay Statutes in New York; Investigation Underway

By Valerie VanBooven, RN BSN, Editor in Chief of HomeCareDaily.com | Apr 4, 2018
Non-Unionized Home Care Agencies Accused of Violating Pay Statutes in New York; Investigation Underway

The State of New York has now opened up an investigation into whether or not some non-unionized home care agencies are violating state law with regard to wages and benefits. Allegations were levied by the SEIU (Service Employees International Union).

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