Company Helps Seniors in ‘Health Care Deserts’ Age in Place

For many seniors, securing access to health care services can be a challenge to aging in place. But for those who live in so-called health care deserts, the situation is especially dire. That’s why one organization based in Chicago has made it its mission to provide health care options to seniors in various ‘health care […]

How One Home Health Provider Handles Caregiver Grief

The loss of a patient in their end-stage of life is not only tough on friends and family of the person—it can also be hard on a caregiver. As such, dealing with grief is an issue that some home health agencies are making a priority for their caregivers. In an industry marked by high turnover, home […]

UCLA Alzheimer’s Awareness Group Takes on Loneliness In Seniors

Alzheimer’s disease has become one of the largest health care crises in the world, and with the aging population soaring, there also are more older people dealing with loneliness than ever before. One nonprofit organization has found a solution to help seniors with Alzheimer’s and other dementias socialize with college students – with an intent […]

Understanding Local vs. Federal Regulations in Home Care

The home health care industry has seen an onslaught of regulatory changes over the last few years, with many making practices tougher. These changes are further complicated by the differences between state and federal regulations, and agencies need a clear understanding of both to remain compliant. In some states, such as Illinois, regulations can even vary by county, making compliance […]

State Officials Request More Power to Crack Down on Home Care

More than two-dozen state attorneys general are pushing for more power and funds to monitor home care quality. They penned a letter to Health and Human Services Sec. Tom Price urging changes to policies around using Medicaid funds to investigate alleged abuse or neglect in the home environment. In all, 37 states’ attorneys general signed the letter to Sec. Price. Currently […]

The ‘Care Gap’ in the 21st Century Cures Act

The 21st Century Cures Act, signed into law by President Barack Obama, implemented many new regulations that will impact the home health industry for years to come, but like many laws, there were unintended consequences that arose—one of which will affect home infusion therapy. Home infusion therapy consists of the administration of medication through needle or […]

Business Briefs: Executive Care Partners with Lyft

Executive Care and Lyft Secure Partnership Full-service home health care provider, based in Hackensack, New Jersey, Executive Care has partnered with ride-hailing company Lyft to arrange rides to its clients and caregivers. Executive Care clients will be able to request a ride at any time by calling their local Executive Care office—no app or smartphone […]

VNA Health Group To Expand In Ohio

The largest nonprofit home health care provider in New Jersey, the Visiting Nurse Association Health Group (VNAHG), has signed a letter of intent to merge with the Visiting Nurse Association of Ohio (VNAO), which will become an affiliate of VNAHG. VNAHG hopes of grow as an organization to continue to stay relevant, attract new talent and innovate […]

How Agencies Can Dodge Pay Practice Lawsuits in the Trump Era

Pay practice claims brought forth by current or former workers at home health agencies are nothing new, but as the health care landscape shifts under the Trump administration, agencies need to be sure they are protecting themselves from potential lawsuits. President Donald Trump does not hide the fact that he is against many regulations that add […]

NY Times: No Place Like Home for Rehab

There has long been a debate over sending a patient to a post-acute facility versus utilizing at-home rehabilitation following joint replacement surgery. However, being at home, even if someone lives alone, can be more beneficial than going from the hospital to a post-acute facility, according to a recent article from The New York Times. The number […]