Harvard: Rising Debt Jeopardizes Aging in Place

Increased supports will be needed to care for America’s large and growing senior population in their homes, new research shows. And affordability of these supports—and housing options generally—is particularly pressing, as seniors’ debt load is rising. Many older adults live alone, have at least one type of disability, and have limited resources to pay for […]

Intel-GE to Test the Value of Home-Based Health Tech

Home health care providers may glean valuable insights from a new telehealth study involving Intel-GE and a senior living provider known for innovation. Telehealth holds promise as a way for seniors to receive medical evaluations and interventions from the comfort of their own home through technologies such as video and wearable sensors. Providers see telemedicine […]

3 Changes to Make Aging-in-Place a Reality for Seniors

As America’s aging population continues to grow so too do the demands on local communities to meet that population’s changing health care needs. “There’s a real push for people not to be in nursing homes unless they absolutely have to be,” said Robyn Golden, director of health and aging at Rush University Medical Center, during […]

The Future Is Now: Enter Artificial Intelligence for Health Care

Data is a buzzword in the home care space, but using innovative tools to capture, interpret and relay that data will be key for providers across the continuum of care. Enter artificial intelligence (AI), said leaders in health care innovation during the National Healthcare Innovation Summit on Wednesday in Chicago, regarding managing and making sense of […]

Behind the Headlines Podcast: Let’s Talk About End-Of-Life Care

What’s “sad and foolish” about the current state of end-of-life care? Reducing hospital readmissions is a buzz topic in the home health industry, but fewer stakeholders discuss ways of managing transitions from home care to hospice. Dan Hogan, CEO of health care technology company Medalogix, recently chatted with HHCN about the challenges home health care […]

Jefferies to Investors: ‘Home Health Is Where It’s At’

Home health demand is expected to rise significantly, and several factors make the industry a worthwhile sector for investors, says global investment banking firm Jefferies in a recent report. Factors that bode well for the industry include an improved reimbursement outlook; rising interest in alternative payment models, specifically bundled payments (BPCI); and consolidation/merger and acquisition […]

3 Tips to Boost Home Care Morale and Lower Turnover

Effective communication can deliver increased productivity, reduce employee turnover and create an improved work environment. But as the way people communicate continues to evolve, some home health providers may struggle to effectively connect with staff members, prompting employees to look elsewhere for work. Employee turnover continues to plague the home health industry, and caregiver turnover […]

Tell Stories with Data for Home Health Success

Data is king, and home health care agencies will lose out on critical partnerships if they don’t embrace the numbers, industry leaders agree. “Data analysis is key to demonstrating value in home health,” said Teresa Lee, executive director of Alliance for Home Health Quality and Innovation during the Home Care & Hospice LINK Conference on […]

Behind the Headlines Podcast: How to Be a Home Care Hero

Home Health Care News is excited to kick off its podcast series “Behind the Headlines,” featuring the newsmakers and industry leaders shaping the future of home care. What are “nightmares” in home health? And why did one provider need to take a “look in the mirror” before choosing to launch his own company? Home Health […]

Home-Based Dementia Care Reduces Nursing Home Admissions

A program helped to reduce nursing home use by those with dementia by offering supports for their caregivers, new research shows. In the telephone-based assessment and care management program, trained nonphysician managers used evidence-based protocols to educate and offer support to caregivers. Care managers were trained social workers, nurses, and nurse practitioners. The study included randomized data […]