Super Smart Home Is Designed To Help Aging In Place

Imagine a home where every device is “smart,” including the trash can and the silverware. Perfectly equipped for aging independent adults, the setting allow families to check on loved ones remotely, and those living in the home can connect in real time with medical professionals, physical therapy programs and other health care initiatives. This is […]

How Home Care Can Up Its Hiring and Retention Game

Recruitment and retention of home health and home care employees is cited by employers among the most difficult operational challenges in providing care today. Yet some companies—small and large—are having success in recruiting and retaining based on some creative approaches to culture-building, employee perks and by understanding that retaining existing employees is more than half […]

Home Health Groupings Model Has a 50/50 Chance

Long Beach, Calif. — The Home Health Groupings Model, originally proposed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in July, is looking more likely to become a final rule based on signs from the nation’s capital, the National Association for Home Care and Hospice indicated Monday. The chances of the groupings model being […]

IBM Launches Artificial Intelligence Study for Aging in Place

Artificial intelligence is here, and it’s making inroads in home care settings through the help of a new partnership. With the rise of big data solutions and machine learning through artificial intelligence, technology powerhouse IBM is teaming up with the University of California, San Diego to discover how these innovations can help people age in […]

Senior-Specific ERs, Home Care Could Reduce Hospital Admissions

Hospital admissions have always been a major concern for the aging population, but the sheer numbers will make a rising problem even worse without alternatives to help take pressure away from hospitals. With an influx of senior patients using emergency health care services, some health systems are exploring the ways in which they can improve […]

Paying for Home Health Care with a Reverse Mortgage

While home care is undoubtedly rising in terms of need as the population ages, its costs are often noted by prospective patients and clients as a deterring factor. Government programs help to some extent, but there is still a vast group that would benefit from home health care though they are unable to afford it […]

Mobile Doctors CEO Gets 15 Months for $1.8 Million Scheme

The former CEO of Mobile Doctors, a company that provided in-home treatments across several states, has been sentenced to 15 months in prison for his role in conducting a scheme that bilked Medicare and cost taxpayers nearly $2 million. Dike Ajiri, the former CEO, was arrested in 2013 during an investigation into the Chicago area […]