Daily Pay Changing the Compensation Game for Rockaway Home Care

Daily pay tools — services that grant employees faster access to their earnings — have been met with both skepticism and praise within the context of curbing the caregiver crisis. But for New York-based Rockaway Home Care, they’ve been a major boon. The nonprofit agency, which has six home care locations across the greater New […]

Brookdale Reorganization to Impact 58 Health Care Services Jobs

Brookdale Senior Living Inc. (NYSE: BKD) is closing a Brentwood, Tennessee, satellite office near its headquarters. In total, the closure will impact 58 jobs within Brookdale’s health care services division, which includes home health and hospice care. With its home health segment lagging behind, the company announced there would be a shake-up on a Q4 […]

Nascentia Health Latest to Feel Effects of New York’s Medicaid Cuts

Nascentia Health, a home-focused health system based in New York, recently notified its staff that it was forced to lay off 71 employees across 48 counties. The nonprofit, which formerly employed nearly 800 employees, was forced to do so because of New York’s Medicaid cuts. The company estimates that it will lose $400 million from […]

Employee-Owned Eden Health Sees PDGM as Gateway to Growth

Eden Health — the home services division of the Vancouver, Washington-based EmpRes Healthcare Management LLC — is growing. That’s good news for the Eden workers that have a stake in the business, which happens to be almost all of them. EmpRes and Eden are employee-owned. In 2008, Dale Patterson decided that he wanted to do […]

Senate Bill Seeks to Create New Home-Based Care Delivery Systems, Boost Caregiver Wages

In an effort to address the growing demand for home care services and worsening labor crunch, one U.S. lawmaker has introduced a bill that could help providers raise wages for their caregivers. Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.) introduced S. 3277 — the Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Infrastructure Improvement Act — into the U.S. Senate on […]

CMS Watching Home Health Providers Closely Amid Shifting Therapy Strategies

Home health providers aggressively changing how they’re delivering physical, occupational and speech therapy services need to remember one thing: The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is watching. Since Jan. 1, several industry-leading providers that Home Health Care News has connected with in the aftermath of the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) have reaffirmed […]

Tech Startup Gento Lands $5M to Solve Home-Based Care Industry’s Staffing Problems

Gento — formerly known as Nursing Without Walls — has received $5 million in Series A funding from Palisades Growth Capital to continue expanding its on-demand staffing and care management services. Founded in 2016, the Los Angeles-based Gento provides staffing solutions for home-based care providers and skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) alike. The company, which has […]

Staffing Challenges, PDGM Still Top of Mind for In-Home Care Providers in 2020

The Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) continues to dominate the conversation among in-home care providers, though some still see staffing as the industry’s top challenge. In terms of growth avenues, the majority of providers view private-duty home care as the best upcoming opportunity to scale their business in 2020. Even with PDGM, many remain bullish on […]

Long-Term Care Commission: Caregivers Should Be Paid At Least 125% of Minimum Wage

In order to attract caregivers into the home care workforce, one state’s labor commission is calling for something radical: a requirement to ensure they’re paid at least 125% of the state’s existing minimum wage. Overall, state-mandated minimum wage hikes have become somewhat commonplace in recent years. At least 21 states, for example, started 2020 with […]