Most Read: Home Health Margins Plummet, Retaining Staff on a Budget

In case you missed them, here are the most popular stories grabbing Home Health Care News readers’ attention this week:

Home Health Providers Reel as Margins Plummet — Profit margins for U.S. home health agencies have been in free-fall over the past four years, compromising large, publicly traded companies and putting smaller providers in even more serious jeopardy.

Major New Medicaid Proposal Promotes Home Care — Enhanced home- and community-based care is one goal of sweeping new regulations governing the Medicaid managed care system, proposed this week by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

How to Retain Home Care Workers Without Breaking the Bank — There are some small initiatives home care agencies can put into practice that can go a long way and better their chances of retaining staff, all without putting a strain on already tight operating margins

Only 10% of Homebound Seniors Receive Care — “The homebound population of older adults is 50% larger than the nursing home population in this country but almost completely invisible,” said Sarah Szanton of the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, in a statement announcing new research findings.

Black Caregivers Banned From White Client Lose Appeal — Months after two black home health care workers filed a lawsuit against Spectrum Health System alleging race discrimination, an appeals court upheld a federal judge’s decision that the women had waited too long to take action.

Written by Emily Study