Study Projects 2.5 Million More Home Care Workers Needed by 2030

As the nation’s senior population is projected to swell to enormous proportions in the coming years, the need for home care workers to serve this aging demographic will have to increase by the millions, a recent report portends. At least 2.5 million more home health and personal care aides will be needed to provide long-term […]

Home Care Industry Adds Jobs at Red-Hot Pace

With a surging clientele that will drive demand for home health care services in the coming years, it may not be a surprise that home health care is one of the fastest-growing occupations in the U.S.  When compared to other industries, home health care is the fourth-hottest industry for job growth over the next five […]

Most Read: Podcast Talks Home Health ‘Nightmares’

In case you missed them, here are the most popular stories grabbing Home Health Care News readers’ attention this week: Behind the Headlines Podcast: How to Be a Home Care Hero—HHCN kicked off its podcast series “Behind the Headlines” this week, featuring the newsmakers and industry leaders shaping the future of home care. Highlighted stories […]

Home Health Providers Pay $6.5 Million to Settle Forgery, Billing Claims

A group of Tenn.-based home health care companies entered into a $6.5 million settlement this week to resolve allegations that they improperly billed various state and federal programs for services they provided over a six-year period. The settlement, which involved a band of home health care agencies collectively known as “Friendship” as well as the […]

Judge Clears Criminal Record So Home Care Aide Can Keep Job

A criminal conviction can have wide-ranging effects on a person’s ability to get a job, among other things. And for home health care workers, criminal records can have an adverse and arguably unjustifiable long-term impact when it comes to holding down a position. Such might be the case for one home health care aide in […]

How to Retain Home Care Workers Without Breaking the Bank

High caregiver turnover rates continue to plague the home care industry, but implementing a program focused on employee recognition shows considerable promise in helping agencies retain quality staff. Caregiver turnover is the biggest threat to home care providers in 2015, according to results from the 2015 Private Duty Benchmarking Study conducted by Home Care Pulse, […]

Home Health Fraud: Small-Time Crooks Get Oversized Sentences

When it comes to prosecuting large corporations and small-time offenders for Medicare fraud in Florida, it’s a “Tale of Two Justices,” writes one Orlando Sentinel columnist is a recent opinion piece. A discrepancy exists, argues the Sentinel’s Scott Maxwell, between the penalties handed to big-time fraudsters such as hospitals and large nonprofits, compared to smaller […]

Susan Sarandon’s New Role: Aging-in-Place Spokeswoman

Campaigns to raise awareness of various senior care-related causes have attracted a fair share of celebrity spokespeople. Now, the push to help older adults age in place has a new, yet familiar face in Academy Award-winning actress Susan Sarandon. Sarandon, 68, last week launched the “Aging in Place” campaign with InnovAge, a non-profit senior care […]

Person-Centered Training Reduces Home Care Aide Turnover

A person-centered approach to training personal care aides (PCAs) could be home care’s solution to reducing staff turnover, while also improving job satisfaction and quality of care, a recent report suggests. With employee turnover rates spiking by as much as 60% in the face of a booming demand for personal care aides (PCAs), the home […]