Solving the Home Care Crisis at the State Level

The riddle of how to best serve the aging population has become increasingly complex, as the demand for long-term services and supports (LTSS) is expected to surge over the next few years amid significant workforce challenges, the preference among Americans to age in place and limited resources to make that possible for much of the […]

How Home Care Agencies Can Better Support Latino Caregivers

There has been an ever-increasing focus on recruitment and retention efforts for home care workers amid high turnover rates, the Fight for $15 movement and competition from other sectors. Given the diversity of today’s workforce, even more attention must be paid to specific populations, namely Latinos and immigrants, if home care agencies want to adequately […]

7 Takeaways on the State of the Home Health Industry

The home health industry in 2016 has been riddled with staffing challenges, technology adoption and changes to clinical and operational processes. Some situations agencies have taken in stride, while others they continue to struggle with, according to a survey conducted by consultancy firm Fazzi Associates. The survey, titled “State of the Home Health Industry,” consists […]

Detroit Home Health Owner Sentenced to 8 Years

A partial owner of a Detroit home health care company has been sentenced to eight years in prison for participating in a $33 million Medicare fraud scheme. The sentencing of Badar Ahmadani, 49, of Ypsilanti, Michigan, follows his conviction in 2015 of one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud and one count of […]

SEIU: Home Care Jobs Bill Should Come Early in Clinton Presidency

Home care workers have been part of the dialogue throughout the 2016 presidential election, with U.S. Democratic hopeful Hillary Clinton proposing tax reforms to support caregivers and Republican frontrunner Donald J. Trump releasing a health plan that largely ignores impact on the home health care industry. Now, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) vows to […]

MedPAC Recommends Deeper Home Health Payment Cuts

The $180 million reduction in CY2017 Medicare home health payments proposed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) isn’t enough and should go further, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) wrote in a letter to CMS. The proposed changes to the Medicare home health prospective payment system (HH PPS), which were posted on […]

How One Home Health Agency Took Staff Communication Mobile

At work or on the go, it seems that everyone is attached to their phones these days, and home health agencies stand to benefit by streamlining staff communication via mobile. Given the widespread use of cell phones and SMS texting outside of personal communication, the sooner organizations can implement a mobile strategy, the better. Eighty […]

Americans Living In Multigenerational Households Hits Record High

Americans are living with their parents and grandparents at record levels, even though the Great Recession is now a thing of the past, according to a new analysis of census data from the Pew Research Center. In 2014, a record-high 60.6 million people lived with multiple generations in one household, according to the analysis. That number […]