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The Rising Cost of Long-Term Care Concerns the Baby Boomer Generation

By Valerie VanBooven, RN BSN, Editor in Chief of HomeCareDaily.com | Aug 7, 2018
The Rising Cost of Long-Term Care Concerns the Baby Boomer Generation

It’s no secret that the Baby Boomer generation constitutes a large section of the U.S. population. Those born shortly after the end of World War II and the mid-1960s are considered ‘baby boomers’ and while they have witnessed many changes throughout their lifetime, it’s the one thing that could be coming that causes concern: the cost of long-term care.

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Public Misconceptions About Home Healthcare Continue to Run Rampant

By Valerie VanBooven, RN BSN, Editor in Chief of HomeCareDaily.com | Aug 6, 2018
Public Misconceptions About Home Healthcare Continue to Run Rampant

The battle over public unions and whether they can compel employees to pay monthly fees, and even whether they can opt out of the union altogether (while still benefitting from increased wages and benefits negotiated with the state by the unions) is a topic that’s running rampant in this country. There are numerous men and women considered public workers and within the home care field, the vast majority of those taking care of disabled or elderly adults at home are family members.

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Boston Startup Aims to Tackle Medical Mistakes by Bringing Nurses Home to Care for Patients

By Valerie VanBooven, RN BSN, Editor in Chief of HomeCareDaily.com | Aug 3, 2018

Sometimes, a person endures a personal tragedy that ultimately leads them on a quest to make sure no one else has to suffer the same consequences. Such was the case for Richard Rakowski, founder of Medically Home. His father, who had survived three concentration camps, died as a result of three consecutive medical errors at the hospital. According to Rakowski, this was the result of hospitals constantly pressured to reduce costs.

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Kindly Care Gains Funding to Expand Its Support for Families Hiring In-Home Care Providers

By Valerie VanBooven, RN BSN, Editor in Chief of HomeCareDaily.com | Aug 2, 2018
Kindly Care Gains Funding to Expand Its Support for Families Hiring In-Home Care Providers

According to the AARP, there are an estimated 44 million family caregivers supporting someone in need, and that’s just in the U.S. alone. Many of these individuals (the vast majority of whom tend to be women) seek out support and help, especially for times when they can’t be there or when they’re overwhelmed with the direct care needs.

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A Looming National Crisis? One Editorial Believes That’s Coming Within the Home Care Industry

By Valerie VanBooven, RN BSN, Editor in Chief of HomeCareDaily.com | Aug 1, 2018
A Looming National Crisis? One Editorial Believes That’s Coming Within the Home Care Industry

The home care industry is growing. As demand increases, so to do opportunities. The baby boomer generation (men and women born shortly after the end of World War II and through the mid-1960s) is now retiring and that means as they age, they’ll more likely need some level of assistance in life. This is where home care comes into play.

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Helping Seniors Stay Hydrated Is How Some Home Care Providers Go ‘Above and Beyond’

By Valerie VanBooven, RN BSN, Editor in Chief of HomeCareDaily.com | Jul 31, 2018
Helping Seniors Stay Hydrated Is How Some Home Care Providers Go ‘Above and Beyond’

Hydration is a topic that generally gains more traction during the hotter summer months, but it’s important any time of the year. However, it’s during the summer where the risk of dehydration increases, and the most susceptible group for this serious situation are the elderly. One home care agency, at least, has taken the time to reach out to its local community with some tips on how to ensure aging seniors are paying enough attention to how much water they’re consuming each and every day.

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BAYADA Opens New Home Health Care Location in Pittston to Aid Sick Children

By Valerie VanBooven, RN BSN, Editor in Chief of HomeCareDaily.com | Jul 30, 2018
BAYADA Opens New Home Health Care Location in Pittston to Aid Sick Children

Bayada is one of the major players in the home health care sector across the country and while its new location opened in Pittston is focused on aiding sick children, it drew the company’s owner and founder, Mark Baiada, out for a visit. This was the first time in 12 years that Mr. Baiada visited Pittston and its offices in this region.

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Napa Area Hospice Provider Merges with Home Care Network

By Valerie VanBooven, RN BSN, Editor in Chief of HomeCareDaily.com | Jul 27, 2018
Napa Area Hospice Provider Merges with Home Care Network

People prefer to remain home, if given the choice when facing serious health issues or the need for long-term care. However, depending on where a person lives in the country, that’s not always possible or feasible. This could be exacerbated when that individual is facing the end of life decisions.

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