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Nearly a Dozen People Saved by Keen Eye of Home Care Aide

By Valerie VanBooven, RN BSN, Editor in Chief of HomeCareDaily.com | May 30, 2018
Nearly a Dozen People Saved by Keen Eye of Home Care Aide

A multi-family home was destroyed outside of Boston recently, and many of the residents there are safe today, thanks to the keen eye and determination of a home care aide. Mireille Prophete had just arrived on the scene to assist a client when she noticed smoke billowing from a part of the house.

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Home Care Aides in Major Cities Sometimes Deal with Unexpected Challenges, Like Parking Hassles

By Valerie VanBooven, RN BSN, Editor in Chief of HomeCareDaily.com | May 29, 2018
Home Care Aides in Major Cities Sometimes Deal with Unexpected Challenges, Like Parking Hassles

Home care aides, visiting nurses, and others who offer any type of in-home care support face a number of challenges. Sometimes, it’s not just about the work itself. In major metropolitan regions (and other locations) where parking is a premium, a simple quick stop by at a client’s house to check on him or her could be met with mindless minutes circling the blocks, waiting and hoping for a space to open up.

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Home Health Care Worker Charged with Stealing from Client

By Valerie VanBooven, RN BSN, Editor in Chief of HomeCareDaily.com | May 29, 2018

A home health care aide is facing charges that she stole about $1,000 worth of jewelry from a disabled client. The case involves Siabhan Shepperd, 36, who had been working with a disabled individual for an unspecified length of time and allegedly took some jewelry from the residence.

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Clover Health Launches New In-Home Primary Care Program Supported by Genomic Testing Capabilities

By Valerie VanBooven, RN BSN, Editor in Chief of HomeCareDaily.com | May 28, 2018

Clover partners with YouScript to deliver free gene-informed medication management for in-home primary care members to reduce adverse drug interactions

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George G. Glenner Alzheimer’s Family Centers, Inc.® Announces Alliance with Senior Helpers® to Deliver Innovative Adult Care Services to Seniors   

By Valerie VanBooven, RN BSN, Editor in Chief of HomeCareDaily.com | May 28, 2018

George G. Glenner Alzheimer’s Family Centers, Inc.®, a San Diego non-profit with over three decades of knowledge and expertise in offering dementia-related adult care centers, today announced a strategic alliance with Senior Helpers®, the nation’s premier provider of in-home senior care, to debut  Town Square®, A George G. Glenner Alzheimer’s Family Center, powered by Senior Helpers®.

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Honor Raises $50 Million to Grow National Network of Home Care Agencies

By Valerie VanBooven, RN BSN, Editor in Chief of HomeCareDaily.com | May 28, 2018

Honor, the fast-growing, comprehensive home care company for older adults, has raised $50 million in Series C financing, which will support the rapid expansion of the Honor Care Network, a first-of-its-kind national network of home care agencies and other providers.

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Connecticut Health Care System, Including Home Health, Sees Overall Improvement

By Valerie VanBooven, RN BSN, Editor in Chief of HomeCareDaily.com | May 25, 2018
Connecticut Health Care System, Including Home Health, Sees Overall Improvement

Connecticut’s health care system now ranks ninth among the states based on a new study conducted by The Commonwealth’s Fund 2018 Scorecard on State and Health System Performance results. While this is welcome news among the state’s legislature, it’s even more promising for the home health care sector.

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Home Health Care Employees Sue Employer for Failure to Pay Overtime

By Valerie VanBooven, RN BSN, Editor in Chief of HomeCareDaily.com | May 24, 2018
Home Health Care Employees Sue Employer for Failure to Pay Overtime

Former employees of a Rio Grande Valley home care agency have filed a lawsuit against their former employers claiming that they failed to pay for overtime. When the United States Department of Labor changed the rules and placed home care employees under the same minimum wage and overtime protections as most other workers throughout the country, some agencies claimed this was going to be a financial problem, especially for those deemed live-in caregivers.

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