Home Health Aide Among Most Family-Friendly Jobs

Technology and sales companies may be doing the best job of offering workers family-friendly jobs and greater flexibility, but the home health industry isn’t too far behind, at least for home health aides. Indeed, one the most widely used job sites in the world, recently analyzed hundreds of millions of its job postings in search […]

Mapped: The Top 10 Best States for Aging

High-quality Medicare programs and a healthy senior population have made Colorado, Maine, and Hawaii the best states in the U.S. for growing old, according to new rankings from U.S. News & World Report. To come up with its rankings, U.S. News examined the 50 states across 12 metrics, including life expectancy, quality of Medicare programs, cost of care, […]

Mayo Clinic Health System Continues to Shrink Home Health Footprint

The Mayo Clinic Health System is shuttering its home health care services in two Minnesota markets. Mayo Clinic Health System plans to phase out its home health care services in Albert Lea and Red Wing, Minnesota, by June 30, the Rochester, Minnesota-based nonprofit research and health provider announced last Friday in a press release. The organization will transition care […]

Report: UK Home Care Industry Collapsing

While the U.S. home care industry has faced its fair share of headwinds in recent years, the situation faced by home care providers in the UK appears much more dire. In fact, rising wage levels are pushing providers out of business and bringing the entire industry to the point of collapse, according to a report […]

States with the Biggest Senior Population Booms

Home care providers may find plentiful demand for services in the Southwest and Southeast United States, given the surge in older adults living in these regions over the last decade. The U.S. population aged 65 and over increased from 36.6 million in 2005 to 47.8 million in 2015 and is projected to more than double […]

Home Health Worker Loses Bid to Object to Union Representation

Home health care workers do not have their First Amendment rights violated when union groups bargain on behalf of workers in Illinois, a Federal judge ruled. The issue stems from a lawsuit filed by a Illinois home health care worker named Rebecca Hill and others, who argued that allowing a union group—the Service Employees International […]

States Where the Registered Nurse Shortage Will Be Worst

Home health agencies already consistently say that staffing is their greatest challenge, and the issue may only get worse in the coming years. While a potential shortage of home health aides and personal caregivers already has been called a “crisis,” many areas of the country also are staring down the barrel of registered nurse (RN) shortages. […]

Care Coordination Startup Raises $31.6 Million, Adds New HHAs

Fresh off raising $31.6 million from investors, a startup focused on improving care coordination is adding four new home health agencies to its network in Vermont. Boston-based PatientPing Inc. has created a network of more than 15,000 health care providers in six states since its founding in 2013. The providers in the network receive a […]

Home Health Provider, Vonage Partner For ‘Connected Health’

New Jersey’s largest non-profit home health provider has partnered with cloud communications provider Vonage (NYSE:VG) to boost its connected health initiatives and perfect its technology utilization. Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) Health Group plans to move its headquarters to the Vonage Technology Center of Excellence, based in Holmdel, New Jersey, as well as work with the […]