Share Your Thoughts — 2019 Staffing Survey

Staffing is often cited as the most important challenge impacting care delivery in the home. Please complete this three-minute survey to provide your thoughts and input into these challenges — and their impact on business. A summary report of the findings will be released this fall. All responses gathered shall remain confidential, and your information […]

22% of Home Care Workers Targets of Verbal, Physical Abuse

The in-home care industry continues to navigate the widespread challenges of high turnover and burnout rates among caregivers. Verbal and physical abuse caregivers experience on the job is compounding these issues. Indeed, home care workers frequently experience some form of abuse by clients and their families when delivering care in the home, a recent survey […]

Staffing Trends Survey — Input Requested

Staffing is often cited as the most important challenge impacting care delivery in the home. Please complete this three-minute survey to provide your thoughts and input into these challenges — and their impact on business. A summary report of the findings will be released this fall. All responses gathered shall remain confidential, and your information […]

Home Instead Joins Employee Caregiver Benefit Conversation

Even though more and more companies have started to offer employee caregiver benefits, home care agencies aren’t always part of the equation. For example, companies like Starbucks (Nasdaq: SBUX) and Best Buy (NYSE: BBY) have turned to Care.com, a move that’s generated criticism from some industry leaders. They say verified home care providers — rather […]

Legislation Would Allow Caregivers to Poach Home Care Agencies’ Clients

Home care agencies in one state could soon lose the right to prevent caregivers from poaching their clients, a move opponents worry would devastate providers. A provision recently added to the Connecticut state budget bans noncompete contracts and similar agreements in “homemaker, companion or home health services.” If passed, the legislation would remove home care […]

Thrive: Inside TheraCare’s Decision to Partner with Honor

Thrive is an HHCN series that explores the successes, struggles and strategies of home care owners and operators on the local level. At times, technology-driven home care startup Honor has faced criticism for the way it operates. First, its goal was to be an innovative, tech-savvy provider, which made the San Francisco-based company a competitor […]

States Sue Trump Administration Over Home Care Worker Union Dues

At least five states are suing the Trump administration over a recently finalized rule they say would prevent home health workers paid by Medicaid from having their union dues automatically removed from their paychecks, according to Reuters. States involved in the lawsuit include California, Washington, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Oregon. The states claim the rule weakens […]

Home Health Clinicians Face PDGM Knowledge Gap

The vast majority of home health clinicians currently face a steep uphill climb when it comes to operationalizing the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM), with slightly less than eight months to go before the payment overhaul goes live, a new survey suggests. Among its changes, PDGM uses 30-day periods as a basis for payment, with each […]