New Immigration Rules Could Harm Home-Based Care Workforce

Amid the coronavirus, the Trump administration has rolled out a number of changes to the U.S. immigration system, including travel restrictions and a move last month to suspend most immigrant visas for 60 days. President Donald Trump said the goal was to protect jobs for U.S. citizens, as unemployment has climbed to record highs in […]

LHC Group Doubles Down on SLCC Partnership, Invests $2.5 Million in Home Health Lab

LHC Group Inc. (Nasdaq: LHCG) has teamed up with South Louisiana Community College (SLCC) to form a home health education program — an extension of a previous partnership with the institution. SLCC is a community college that serves more than 15,000 students annually and operates campuses in Abbeville, Crowley, Franklin, Houma, Lafayette, Morgan City, New […]

Honor Sees Caregiver Applications Double Amid Coronavirus

After starting off 2020 with a round of non-caregiver layoffs and rumors that SoftBank walked away from a major investment into the company, San Francisco-based Honor quickly had to refocus and face the coronavirus. While the outbreak comes with obvious challenges for Honor, the tech-enabled home care company has been able to learn from the […]

To Hire ‘More People Than Ever’ Amid COVID-19, Bayada Revives Vintage Advertising Campaign

As thunder crashes and lighting strikes, a curly-haired brunette climbs behind the wheel of a beige SUV, the side of which reads “Bayada.” “I’ll be there,” she says, right before hanging up her cell phone and driving off into the storm. “Their tradition was forged on the battlefield,” a booming voice narrates. “Today, they serve […]

Senior Living Facilities Enlist Home-Based Care Providers Amid COVID-19 Staffing Battle

Many senior living and skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) continue to struggle with the COVID-19 virus, as their residents are often vulnerable older adults who live in fairly close proximity. In some cases, coronavirus concerns have prompted such congregate living facilities to turn away outside caregivers and home health aides; in others, the struggle has led […]

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 […]