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Texas Home Health Care Nurse Allegedly Admits to Theft

By Valerie VanBooven, RN BSN, Editor in Chief of HomeCareDaily.com | Jun 28, 2018
Texas Home Health Care Nurse Allegedly Admits to Theft

A Texas home health care nurse is facing charges that she stole a couple of rings from a client while providing in home nursing care services. According to a police report, Magic Macias allegedly admitted to the thefts when officers called her at home, following a brief interview with the victim in this case.

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Poor VA Nursing Home Ratings Highlight a Greater Need for Quality In-Home Care

By Valerie VanBooven, RN BSN, Editor in Chief of HomeCareDaily.com | Jun 27, 2018
Poor VA Nursing Home Ratings Highlight a Greater Need for Quality In-Home Care

Ask the average American if given the choice (if there comes a time when they need some type of care and support as they age), most will immediately choose home care over assisted living. Part of this desire stems of seemingly endless stories of problems, abuse, neglect, and more that come out of nursing homes. The problems don’t end there, though, as some secret VA reports highlight major quality control issues at nursing homes operated by the Veterans Administration.

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The Home Healthcare Sector Continues to Grow at an Impressive Pace

By Valerie VanBooven, RN BSN, Editor in Chief of HomeCareDaily.com | Jun 26, 2018
The Home Healthcare Sector Continues to Grow at an Impressive Pace

It should come as no surprise to anyone invested in the home care industry that it remains the number one job creator. It’s also no secret that there have been plenty of challenges during recent years with regard to wages, benefits, hospital readmission rates, and even funding at the federal level. However, despite the struggle that some agencies are facing to attract quality caregivers and visiting nurses, growth is marching forward, at an impressive pace.

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VA Continues to Approve Home Care for Veteran

By Valerie VanBooven, RN BSN, Editor in Chief of HomeCareDaily.com | Jun 25, 2018
VA Continues to Approve Home Care for Veteran

For some veterans, the challenges in receiving adequate care and support are sometimes long. News stories have surfaced through the past several years highlighting the struggles some of these men and women face just trying to get proper medical care and even support at home.

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Home Care Not the Only Industry Being Supported by Media Outlets

By Valerie VanBooven, RN BSN, Editor in Chief of HomeCareDaily.com | Jun 22, 2018
Home Care Not the Only Industry Being Supported by Media Outlets

As noted in a recent article, home care agencies are getting a boost in some media outlets around the country. This boost comes in the form of journalism outlets running op-ed pieces that are similar to advertisements, rather then opinion pieces. They promote home care and help boost recruitment of much-needed in home health care aides and visiting nurses. As can be seen in The Journal News, though, this isn’t the only elder care component that’s getting a push, and this recent article appears as a news article of the health section.

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Robots Bringing Companionship and Assistance to Some Seniors at Home

By Valerie VanBooven, RN BSN, Editor in Chief of HomeCareDaily.com | Jun 21, 2018
Robots Bringing Companionship and Assistance to Some Seniors at Home

To look at the robot, a person old enough might think back to the late 1980s and some Hollywood movies depicting such advanced technology, but these robots aren’t about bringing entertainment or fetching a cold beverage from the fridge; these latest innovations are designed to provide a level of support, care, and assistance to aging seniors at home.

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Increased Quality of Care at Home Linked Partly to Hospital Support

By Valerie VanBooven, RN BSN, Editor in Chief of HomeCareDaily.com | Jun 20, 2018
Increased Quality of Care at Home Linked Partly to Hospital Support

When the federal government, under pressure from the Obama administration, imposed fines against hospitals that didn’t reduce readmission rates, it was originally labeled as destructive, that the policy was going to force hospitals out of business because there was little that could be done. However, nearly a decade on, the results of this push has found that when hospitals put more emphasis on improved quality of care and support for patients at home, costs are lowered and the risk of a readmission does decrease.

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Upstate New York Home Health Aide Turns Out to Be a Mob Associate

By Valerie VanBooven, RN BSN, Editor in Chief of HomeCareDaily.com | Jun 19, 2018
Upstate New York Home Health Aide Turns Out to Be a Mob Associate

While there are news stories about home health aides taking advantage of their aging clients, it’s not often that one who seemed completely dedicated to helping make a difference turns out to be an associate of a ruthless Russian mob boss. However, that’s the case for a woman who was known as ‘Anna’ to an elderly couple in upstate New York.

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