Lawmakers Look to Eliminate 24-Hour Workdays in Home Care

Lawmakers in one state have introduced a bill that would effectively eliminate 24-hour workdays in home care. If it passes, the legislation could mean significant financial strain for home care agencies there.  It’s happening in New York — a state that frequently serves as a starting point for legal trends that then sweep the rest […]

Financial Incentives, Daily Pay Identified as Key to Fighting Staffing Shortages

While the in-home care industry faces a number of challenges, staffing still looms largest for providers. The workforce shortage can hinder everything from business growth and compliance to patient outcomes and bottom lines — but financial incentives like daily pay could help fix the problem. That’s according to the results of a recent staffing survey […]

18% of Home Care Workers Live Below the Federal Poverty Line

Despite the exceedingly high demand for their services, one in six U.S. caregivers lives in poverty. That’s according to new data from PHI, a New York-based national research, consulting and direct care advocacy organization. The organization releases an overview of wage and employment trends in the U.S. home care workforce annually. The research gleans information […]

Home Care Overtime Lawsuit Could Have National Implications

A federal court ruling on unpaid home care overtime in Los Angeles County could have broader implications for the home-based care industry nationwide, according to the National Law Review. The Ninth Circuit Court recently ruled that home care workers paid by state and county programs can sue LA County for unpaid overtime under the Fair […]

Nix Health to Lay Off Over 500 Home Health Workers

Nix Health reportedly told the state of Texas that it plans to close down its home health operations. Nix Health has five facilities located in San Antonio: Nix Medical Center, Nix Specialty Health Center, Nix Alamo Heights, Nix Sleep Center, Nix Primary Care Center and Nix North Orthopaedic Center. In a move expected to impact […]

Johns Hopkins Home Care Group Using Education to Combat the Workforce Shortage

Johns Hopkins has earned a reputation as a world-renowned health system, but it’s also on the cutting-edge of home-based care and medicine with its multi-service home care provider, Johns Hopkins Home Care Group. And one of the provider’s current top objectives: addressing the industry-wide workforce shortage through a number of recently launched programs. Johns Hopkins […]

Ensign Group Names Company Vet as CFO of Home Health Spinoff Pennant

The Ensign Group Inc. (Nasdaq: ENSG) announced Monday that it has named Jennifer L. Freeman to serve as chief financial officer of The Pennant Group Inc., the planned spinoff company launched from Ensign’s home health, hospice and senior living businesses. Freeman is an Ensign veteran, having joined the company earlier this year as CFO of […]

Home Health Industry Driving NYC Job Growth

Nationwide, home-based care is booming. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects job growth for home health aides and caregivers to increase 41% by 2026, compared to an average growth rate of 7% for all occupations. In New York City, that trend is already taking hold. About one-third of the city’s job growth between […]