Cambridge College Launches New Senior Care Management Program

With a growing demand for education programs in senior care management, several colleges and universities introduced programs specific to this area of study with the latest being Cambridge, Massachusetts-based Cambridge College School of Management.  Cambridge College’s Senior Care Management concentration for its Master of Management degree will be available beginning in the spring of 2013 […] Expands Services Through Acquisition of Back-Up Care Specialist

Online care provider is broadening its reach, now adding back-up care services to its list of care resources.  Through the acquisition of Brookline, Massachusetts-based Parents in a Pinch, announced Tuesday, the company is expanding its services for employers and individuals.  Parents in a Pinch, which employs a team of 15, brings more than 60 […]

Visiting Nurses Association to Shed Home Care Operations

Dallas-based Visiting Nurse Association will shutter its home health care services as a result of continued losses, the non-profit organization announced this week. As a result of increased costs, diminished reimbursement rates and a proliferation of for-profit home health care agencies in the area, VNA will shift its focus to its other service offerings including […]

NAHC Rallies Behind Proposal For Tighter Medicare Regulations

In response to the Office of Inspector General’s (OIG) findings of $1.5 billion in inappropriate Medicare spending, the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) expressed support for tighter Medicare regulations in skilled nursing facilities (SNF). The OIG found that SNFs billed one-quarter of all claims in error, resulting in $1.5 billion in unsuitable […]

NY Times: Caregivers Fight Uphill Wage Battle

Domestic laborers such as caregivers and home care workers earn a median wage of about $10 an hour with few receiving benefits of any kind, according to a study by the National Domestic Workers Alliance.  A New York Times article reported the survey’s results and found that pay differentiates across ethnicity, immigration status and whether […]