NY Times: Receiving Services at Home is the Next Aging Trend

Increasingly, people will stick to their homes and communities with services flocking to those areas, writes a New York Times article this week. This includes city dwellers that will enjoy new infrastructure geared toward the aging-in-place movement as well as services they will want to receive in their homes.  Those services will include care, through the help […]

Home Buyers Get Ready for Aging Parents to Move In

A recent survey of home buyers indicates there may be a rising demand for in-home care of senior in-laws moving in with their adult children. Home buyers are increasingly interested in houses that will allow for older family members to age in place, according to an annual survey by the National Association of Realtors. In […]

Budget Cuts Present “Growing Threat” to Senior Care in Texas

Nursing homes in Texas say state and federal funding cuts to are presenting a “dangerous strain” on their ability to care for older, more medically complex patients. In a survey of 100 nursing homes representing 10% of the state’s nursing home population, the Texas Health Care Association found more than 65% have made staff changes, […]

Home Instead Senior Care Franchisees Plan to Hire More than 45,000

Global home care provider and franchise home Instead Senior Care has announced plans for its franchisees to hire more than 45,000 new caregivers in 2013 across the United States.  The company attributes growth expectations to increasing demand fro home care professionals, citing Bureau of Labor Statistics data indicating the need for personal care aides will […]

ABC Undercover Home Health Fraud Investigation Wins National Award

Among ongoing reports of Medicare fraud in the home health business and in health care in general, an ABC News team went undercover to investigate the instance of fraud in home health care, airing in March 2012.  The investigation, led by ABC Chief Investigative Correspondent Brian Ross and investigative producer Megan Chuchmach, aired on ABC programs […]

New “Wonderwall” Technology Helps Keep Seniors at Home

A new development from the Munich University of Technology is improving the changes that older people have to remain in their homes even as their care needs increase, writes a Gizmag report this week.  The university’s new “Wonderwall” technology is a touch-screen “wall” that lives inside a home and can perform tasks from finding keys […]

Home Instead Senior Care Named Top Franchisor by Franchise Business Review

Home care provider and franchisor Home Instead Senior Care was named Top Franchisor of the Year this week by the Franchise Business Review.  The publication ranks franchisors each year in its annual assessment, this year surveying more than 26,000 franchise owners among 350 brands. Considerations posed to survey members included franchise experience, market area and […]

Virgina Home Health Care Operator Pleads Guilty to $295K Medicaid Fraud

A former home health care agency owner in Virginia is facing a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine after pleading guilty to Medicare fraud in connection with her home health operations.  Angie Gilchrist, who formerly owned A-Z Alpha Omega In-Home Personal Care Service LLC based in Suffolk, Virginia, was authorized to […]

Missouri Attorney General Cracks Down on Home Health Medicaid Fraud

A St. Louis home health company will pay close to $175,000 in settling a Medicaid fraud case with the state of Missouri.  Infiniti Home Care, Inc. reached a settlement this month, announced by Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster, that will total 174,504 for billing Medicaid for home care services the company did not provide. The […]

Pelosi Appoints New Members to National Long Term Care Commission

New senior care leaders were appointed today to the bipartisan Commission on Long-Term Care. The three new committee members together bring a wealth of experience in health care and senior care specifically. Appointed by Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, the new members include SCAN Foundation President Dr. Bruce Chernof, the Center for Medicare Advocacy’s Executive Director […]