Home Health Aide is Fastest Growing Temp Job in 2015

The number of home health aides employed on a temporary basis is expected to increase significantly over the next four years, outpacing almost all other temporary occupations, according to recently released findings. Home health aide is the fastest growing temporary occupation among those paying a median wage less than $15 per hour, Forbes reported Tuesday, […]

Home Care Attracts Hospital Partnerships with Social Work Services

In collaborating with hospitals to reduce preventable readmissions, home care agencies that embrace a social work approach stand to be the most valuable partners, according to experts who recently addressed providers in Chicago. Since the advent of the Affordable Care Act, hospitals have been placing more emphasis on tracking readmissions, especially now that they are […]

How to Reduce Turnover Without Raising Home Care Wages

With home care workers in the midst of a nationwide push for higher wages, employers in the industry might naturally think that dissatisfaction with compensation is the main factor behind turnover. But pay very likely is not the primary reason care workers leave the job, and home health companies could improve retention — and their […]

How Home Care Agencies Can Unlock Hidden Growth Potential

Unhappy clients are an inevitable part of any business, but they can be especially damaging in home care as the industry continues to grapple with the twofold task of retaining both clientele and the caregivers that serve them. There is, however, a low cost way providers can tackle this double-edged dilemma without having to spend […]

From Patient to Provider: One Home Health Owner’s Strategy

As the home health care industry booms with interest from Americans increasingly seeking to age in place, one new agency is finding its way around the bustling market. Jacksonville, Florida-based Family Focused Home Health Care, a private duty home care agency, recently became licensed by the Agency for Health Care Administration and is opening its […]

How Providers Can Adapt to Shifting Role of Home Care Aides

Private duty home care companies face an ongoing challenge in knowing what services their aides are allowed to perform, but they can stay compliant—and successfully coordinate with other types of in-home caregivers—through smart hiring, rigorous training and a commitment to being informed. New Jersey is one of the flashpoints for this issue: The Garden State […]

Moving On Up: Home Health Care People and Positions (3/5/15)

Almost Family Appoints Former U.S. Tech Officer to Board of Directors Almost Family, Inc. (NASDAQ: AFAM), a Louisville, Ky.-based national provider of home health and nursing services, this week appointed Annesh Chopra a new board member. Chopra is the former U.S. Chief Technology Officer under President Barack Obama. Co-founder of NavHealth and Hunch Analytics, Chopra […]

The Key to Reducing Staff Turnover: Home Care Mentor Programs

Staff turnover not only creates a revolving door with huge cost implications, but it undeniably hinders care. And as home care agencies strive to close—if not slow—that revolving door once and for all, some are touting the benefits of mentor programs to boost employee satisfaction and increase retention. While no industry is impervious to staff […]

Home Care, Home Health Sectors Poised For Growth — But Not In Wages

The home care and home health sectors are poised for growth in the years ahead, and not just because an aging population is increasingly looking to age in place at home.  New research shows the sectors rank among the fastest-growing occupations and also top the list of occupations expected to generate the most new jobs.  […]

Home Health Care Tech Targets Staff Education in New Rollout

Elsevier, a provider of scientific, clinical, technical and medical information products and services, launched Thursday the availability of a new suite of home care solutions and resources for nurses and other trained professionals working in the space. The launch of Mosby’s Home Health Care combines home healthcare nursing content with competency management functionality to provide […]