Promise of COVID-19 Pay Raise for Front-Line Workers Leaves Home Care Providers Searching for Answers

Last week, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced in a press conference that some in-home care workers would be getting a $2-per-hour pay raise through June. Yet the proclamation has brought on more confusion than it has celebration. Without clarification on who exactly would benefit from the state-implemented raise, caregivers and agencies are unsure over whether […]

Best Life Brands, Synergy HomeCare Tap New CEOs

Best Life Brands names new CEO Best Life Brands — a holding company that owns the franchised home care providers ComForCare and At Your Side — has hired a new CEO. J.J. Sorrenti stepped into the role earlier this month and will oversee the strategic growth plans for all Best Life Brands. Those include ComForCare […]

Brookdale Senior Living to Hire Hundreds of Home Health Workers

Brookdale Senior Living Inc. (NYSE: BKD) is planning to hire more than 4,500 health care workers for additional support in its battle against the COVID-19 emergency. The company announced its hiring plans last week. Registered nurses (RNs), licensed practical nurses (LPNs), certified nurse assistants (CNAs) are among the positions the Brentwood, Tennessee-based Brookdale is trying […]

Low on Resources, Home-Based Care Providers Continue to Navigate COVID-19 Crisis in the Dark

In New York, the epicenter of the U.S. public health emergency, home health and home care agencies continue to face staffing challenges and personal protective equipment (PPE) shortages while caring for hundreds of COVID-19 patients. That’s according to a survey released Monday from the Home Care Association of New York State (HCA-NYS), which included responses […]

Loopholes in COVID-19 Unemployment Program Threaten to Deplete Home Care Workforce

In the past two weeks, nearly 10 million people have filed for unemployment, pushing the jobless rate “certainly higher than at any point since the Great Depression,” according to the New York Times. These unprecedented times have prompted unprecedented benefits: Thanks to new pandemic unemployment assistance (PUA) created by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic […]

In-Home Care Providers Must ‘Keep Pedal Down on Recruitment’ Amid COVID-19 Crisis

Recruiting and retaining caregivers was an industry-wide problem for home-based care providers long before the novel coronavirus began circulating throughout the United States, completely reshaping how health care is perceived. Nearly 100% of in-home care providers had recruiting concerns before the global pandemic struck, according to a trends report released in early 2020 by myCNAjobs. […]