Must-Read News: Senior Helpers Joins Dementia Village

Happy Monday, Home Health Care News readers. Kick off your week with our must-read news. Keep reading to see our top stories from last week.

In January, Apple announced it formed an agreement with 13 heath systems, some with prestigious centers, that would allow Apple to download electronic health data of those systems’ patients on various devices, when permission is given. The move could be truly disruptive, according to an article in the Harvard Business Review.

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Senior Helpers, one of the nation’s largest home care franchisors, announced it would provide caregivers for a new adult day care center—the first of a concept that was pioneered in the Netherlands. The center, dubbed Town Square, recreates a community from the 1950s, and is based in Chula Vista, California.

Home health care agencies in Massachusetts are replacing 15 workers every three months on average, according to a new report from the Home Care Aide Council. The report sheds light on the growing workforce shortage in in-home care, including the fact that many plan to leave their roles despite high job satisfaction.

Written by Amy Baxter

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Amy Baxter
Assistant Editor at Home Health Care News
When not writing about all things home health, Amy fulfills her lifelong dream of becoming a pirate by sailing in regattas and enjoying rum. Fun fact: she sailed 333 miles across Lake Michigan in the Chicago Yacht Club "Race to Mackinac."