This week, readers learned why Taylor Swift made headlines in the home care world and caught up on the latest in the home care worker overtime pay debate. Readers were also intrigued by a New Hampshire-based joint venture looking to benefit home health. And here at Home Health Care News, the latest media coverage of the home-sharing trend among seniors had us humming one of our favorite TV show theme songs. Thank you for being a friend!
Taylor Swift Kickbacks Contribute to $16 Million Home Health Judgement—Lexington, Kentucky-based Nurses’ Registry and Home Health Corp. owes the federal government $16 million, in part due to services involving kickbacks — like T. Swift concert tickets — to local doctors.
Supreme Court Will Not Delay Home Care Overtime Pay—Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts denied an emergency request from three home care industry trade groups to delay implementation of the overtime and minimum wage rules scheduled to take effect for home health workers on Oct. 13.
Major Joint Venture to be ‘Win-Win’ for Hospitals, Home Health—New Hampshire-based joint venture Benevera Health will be able to arm home health agencies with information about high-risk patients early on, John Marzinzik, Frisbie Memorial Hospital president and CEO, told HHCN.“It’s a win-win across the spectrum,” Marzinzik said.
Living Like ‘The Golden Girls’: Shared Housing for Senior a Practical Option—Two women in their early 70s in Livermore, California, live together as roommates, just like in “The Golden Girls.” While there’s no promise of humorous disputes like the hit television show, more seniors are turning to sharing a home with another older adult as a popular retirement option.
Written by Mary Kate Nelson