Is it spring yet? That’s what we asked ourselves in our Chicago office after learning our beloved Second City only had five days of sunshine this month. While we’ve since made a point to boost our Vitamin D, we were sure to keep our readers in the know about the latest home health news.
We covered Bayada’s approach to combating one of the industry’s biggest challenges and why they’ve doubled down on their referral incentive. Readers also wanted to know how the new CURES Act, which was signed into law by President Obama before the end of 2016, will impact them.
Week in Review
The Dow Jones industrial average finally topped the 20,000-point level for the first time, in what is a largely a symbolic breakthrough for the index. The historic level follows a recent pattern of surging stock prices dubbed the “Trump rally.”
Bayada Pulling Out All Stops to Combat Nursing Shortage—With a growing nursing shortage casting a shadow over the bulging senior population in America, one major home health care provider is stepping up its efforts to recruit, retain and train new home health aides and boost its caregiver force.
Making Sense of the New CURES Act Regulations for Home Health—Before the end of his second term as President of the United States, Barack Obama signed the 21st Century CURES Act into law, bringing forth a wealth of new regulations that will impact the home health industry.
How ‘Feminine’ Job Listings Alienate Male Home Health Applicants—“Home health aide” may be the third-fastest growing job in the U.S., but the language used to described the job is hurting its popularity among half of all potential applicants. Of the job listings for the 14 fastest-growing jobs in the country, job listings for home health aides use the most “feminine” language, according to a new analysis from Seattle-based artificial intelligence startup Textio.
Around the Web
110-Year-Old World War II Veteran Gets to Stay in His Home After $117K Raised—Richard Overton, who is possibly the world’s oldest WWII veteran at 110 years old, received the gift of $117,000 thanks to a fundraising campaign that aimed to help him age in place. Overton, like most Americans, wants to live his golden years in his own home and calls the notion of moving to an assisted living facility a “death sentence,” Yahoo News reported.
California Man Cares for Ailing 89-Year-Old Neighbor and Best Friend in Her Final Days: ‘Kindness Heals’—After developing a fast friendship with his 89-year-old neighbor Norma Cooke, Chris Salvatore, 31, has become her full-time caregiver as she lives out her final days, People reports. The pair are neighbors in West Hollywood, California.
New PBS Film Addresses Alzheimer’s, The ‘Biggest Epidemic In Medical History’—A new documentary film shares the trials families go through with loved ones affected by Alzheimer’s disease, Forbes writes.
Check out these seniors from down under, who are marching to the beat of their own drum and living life to the fullest in a senior living community.
Written by Amy Baxter