Happy Monday, dearest Home Health Care News readers. We hope you made the most of your weekend. To kick off your week, check in with our Monday Briefing to catch up on the latest news in home health care and around the web—like this Pew study that found a whopping one-third of seniors don’t even use the Internet.
Keep reading to see our most popular stories from last week.
Week in Review
A profile on men who take on “women’s jobs” revealed that as manufacturing jobs continue to decline, more men are taking up careers in health care, including as home health aides.
Cutting some of the red tape to increase access to home health care by advancing the roles of nurses would benefit Medicare beneficiaries, writes Pamela Cipriano, president of the American Nurses Association, in an op-ed for The Hill.
Efforts to boost home care supports and services, like in-home doctors’ visits and credits for household modifications, would reduce stress on family caregivers and lower taxpayer costs, Slate reports in a profile on the impact of parents taking care of special needs children at home.
One of the nation’s largest home health care providers, Bayada Home Health Care, is expanding services with a Chicago-based technology company, PreparedHealth. With $4 million in investment backing, PreparedHealth is revving up its client list, with Bayada making a big bet on the company after a successful pilot in 2015.
Patients who refuse home health care following a hospital discharge are more likely to be readmitted, according to study findings cited in a report from the Alliance for Home Health Quality and Innovations and the United Hospital Fund (UHF).
More than two-dozen state attorneys general are pushing for more power and funds to monitor home care quality, penning a letter to Health and Human Services Sec. Tom Price urging changes to Medicaid policies to investigate alleged abuse or neglect.
Written by Amy Baxter