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New York Home Care Aide Faces Charges of Stealing from Aging Client 

By Valerie VanBooven, RN BSN, Editor in Chief of HomeCareDaily.com | Apr 11, 2019
New York Home Care Aide Faces Charges of Stealing from Aging Client 

For those who work directly within the home care industry, news stories that focus on crimes committed by home care aides and other providers can often feel like nails being dragged across a blackboard. It is the tendency of media outlets to focus on tragedy and crime, even though these unfortunate aspects that occur within this industry are the vast exception rather than the rule. 

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New Jersey Legislation Will Open a Pathway for Terminally Ill Patients to Seek Help Ending Their Life 

By Valerie VanBooven, RN BSN, Editor in Chief of HomeCareDaily.com | Apr 10, 2019
New Jersey Legislation Will Open a Pathway for Terminally Ill Patients to Seek Help Ending Their Life 

It’s expected that New Jersey will soon become the seventh state (plus DC) to have a law enabling terminally ill people to seek out medical assistance to end their lives. New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy has stated he expects to sign the bill into law soon. It is called The Medical Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill Act. 

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Home Care May Be Recession Resistant and a Great Entrepreneurial Investment 

By Valerie VanBooven, RN BSN, Editor in Chief of HomeCareDaily.com | Apr 10, 2019
Home Care May Be Recession Resistant and a Great Entrepreneurial Investment 

Even though the United States is currently enjoying a strong economic boom, a recession will happen at some point in time. Just as with many other aspects of life, it’s not a question of if a recession or downturn takes place, but rather when. For entrepreneurial minded individuals, looking ahead and thinking about a recession proof business is a prudent step in the right direction to protect one’s investment and potential future assets. Home care is considered by some to be one of the top recession resistant entrepreneurial investments a person can make. 

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U.S. Department of Labor Sued Over Rule Change That Could Leave Some without Home Health Care Services 

By Valerie VanBooven, RN BSN, Editor in Chief of HomeCareDaily.com | Apr 8, 2019

Another lawsuit has been filed against the U.S. Department of Labor after rule changes had been imposed that could potentially restrict financial reimbursement or compensation, which could have a direct impact on home health care services some individuals require. Professional Case Management is a home health care provider that services nuclear defense and uranium workers who require some level of support or care at home. 

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Texas Home Health Care Advocates Seek Higher Wages for These Invaluable Workers 

By Valerie VanBooven, RN BSN, Editor in Chief of HomeCareDaily.com | Apr 5, 2019
Texas Home Health Care Advocates Seek Higher Wages for These Invaluable Workers 

Legislation that has been proposed in Texas could directly impact home care workers who support elderly and disabled men and women in the comfort of their home. This legislation could trim the budget that is dedicated to helping support these citizens who have various levels of difficulty maintaining basic care at home. 

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Louisiana Home Health Care Company Adding Jobs Amid Growing Demand 

By Valerie VanBooven, RN BSN, Editor in Chief of HomeCareDaily.com | Apr 4, 2019
Louisiana Home Health Care Company Adding Jobs Amid Growing Demand 

A Louisiana based home health care company is planning on adding a significant number of jobs within the next year. LHC Group has announced plans to expand its Lafayette, Louisiana headquarters, and that will pave the way for adding a number of positions, many of which will have at least an average salary of $40,000 plus benefits. 

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Planning Ahead Is Vital for Those Who May One Day Need In-Home Care

By Valerie VanBooven, RN BSN, Editor in Chief of HomeCareDaily.com | Apr 3, 2019
Planning Ahead Is Vital for Those Who May One Day Need In-Home Care

Millions of Americans have been admonished through the years to plan for their retirement. Many companies have developed 401(k) plans and will even match contributions with their employees as a benefit to help attract and retain valuable team members. While planning ahead is important, not many actually consider the cost of long-term care, which can often include home care support.

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UPS Pilot Vaccine Program Could Signal Greater Reach into the Home Health Care Market 

By Valerie VanBooven, RN BSN, Editor in Chief of HomeCareDaily.com | Apr 2, 2019
UPS Pilot Vaccine Program Could Signal Greater Reach into the Home Health Care Market 

The United Parcel Service Inc. is planning to take a step into the home health care marketplace. In a pilot test program, UPS will be sending nurses into patient homes to apply vaccines the shipping company will send to any number of its more than 4,700 UPS stores. 

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