Home Health Care News will be observing the Memorial Day holiday this Monday, but we will return to our regular posting schedule on May 31. In the meantime, HHCN would like to wish our readers a safe and happy first weekend of summer.
For now, here are a few happenings in the home health sector this week, as well as a feature on the first 100-year-old model to grace the pages of British Vogue.
Aging-in-Place Wildly Popular, Home Health Aides Less So—The vast majority of Americans would prefer to receive senior care in a home setting, but that doesn’t mean they see professional home health aides as the ideal caregivers. Survey findings released by The Associated Press and independent research organization NORC at the University of Chicago indicate most people would prefer to receive ongoing care at their own home.
Wages, Caregiver Shortages Top List of Home Health Threats—Private duty home care providers are more concerned about caregiver shortages and wage pressures than ever before, according to a recent study. For the first time, wage pressures are being names as one of the top three threats of the home care industry, Home Care Pulse’s 2016 Benchmarking Study found.
Caregivers Report Top 5 Job Considerations—Caregiver turnover is too high, and home health providers are seeing it as a top threat to the industry, according to a recent report. With staff retention at the forefront of providers’ minds, understanding caregivers—why they choose to work for a provider or decide to leave—is becoming all the more essential.
Health Care, Housing Collaboration Key to Aging in Place—Today’s rapidly growing senior population faces significant challenges, ranging from a lack of retirement funds and a shortage of affordable housing to homes ill-equipped for aging in place. Confronting these challenges for older citizens should be mission critical, even if it will likely require additional public spending, according to a report issued this month by the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Senior Health and Housing Task Force.
5 Tips for Overcoming an Elderly Parent’s Objections to Home Care—When it comes time for adult children or other family members to discuss home care with an elderly parent, consider these five tips to broach the challenging conversation.
A 100-Year-Old Will Grace the Pages of Vogue for the First Time—British Vogue is including 100-year-old Bo Gilbert in an upcoming issue to celebrate the magazine’s centennial. She will be the first model of her age to grace the magazine’s pages.
Written by Kourtney Liepelt