[Sponsored] How Technology Helps Private Duty Nursing Agencies with Staffing

Attracting and retaining talent, particularly nursing staff, remains a top concern among home health agencies year after year. The concern is one of management and operations, but also among executive leadership, as the reported cost of replacing a registered nurse ranges from $22,000 to more than $64,000 according to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Private […]

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 […]