Editor’s Picks: $130 Million Medicare Cut, Brookdale’s ‘Corporate Raid’ Debacle

Happy November, Home Health Care News readers! It’s officially Home Care & Hospice Month, according to the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC), and with the presidential election only days away, caregiver issues are on the national conscience. Our most-read stories this week were about the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) […]

Editor’s Picks: Robots, Drones and ACOs

Happy Friday, Home Health Care News readers! This week, our most-read stories included an entrepreneur’s plan to introduce “robots-as-a-service” in home care, as well as tips for how home health agencies can avoid being on the Feds’ fraud radar. We also gave some suggestions regarding how home care agencies can win roles with accountable care […]

Best Locations to Age Well in the U.S.

Americans deciding where to spend their over-55 years shouldn’t choose a state based solely on the promise of sunny, warm weather. In fact, they should set their sights on the sometimes cold and gloomy Midwest. That’s because South Dakota is the best state in the country in which to grow old, according to a new […]

AARP: We Need Technology to Bridge the Caregiver Gap

With the majority of older Americans wanting to age in place, the number of caregivers is set to grow rapidly, along with a huge opportunity for supportive technology in this space. But the caregiving market, which represents a $279 billion opportunity over the next few years, is untapped when it comes to technology use, according to […]

Honor Partners With Health Care Heavyweights for Customized Services

Honor, a home care startup that secured a $20 million investment round last year, is aiming to provide more specialized care through a first-of-its kind partnership with the American Cancer Society. Three high-profile advisors also have been engaged to help Honor develop new offerings and initiatives, the San Francisco-based company announced today. “We see Honor […]

Caregiving Innovation Presents $279 Billion Opportunity

As more Americans turn 65 every day—with many planning to age in place—the caregiving market is anticipated to boom over the next four years. The opportunities for disruptive innovations to aid caregiving are “ripe” for the picking, according to a recent study from AARP and Parks Associates. The Caregiving Innovation Frontiers (CIF) study found that […]

CARE Act Enables Family Caregivers at Hospital Level

When it comes to retiring, the vast majority of Americans want to remain in their own homes and age in place, relying on home health aids, home care or family caregivers to help them with medical conditions and day-to-day management.   As a larger portion of the population ages, the roles of family caregivers continue […]

How Communities Could Create Aging-in-Place Zones

Land-use regulations could mean the difference between aging in place and moving elsewhere for many older adults, and restructuring zoning codes might allow more seniors to remain in their homes, a group of researchers has suggested. Practitioners, policymakers and researchers convened in September for a roundtable discussion sponsored by the Urban Institute in conjunction with […]

Immigration Ruling Could Prolong Home Care Staffing Woes

Between wage pressures and work that can take an emotional and physical toll, home care agencies are scrambling to recruit and retain staff. A dwindling labor force has many looking to immigration reform as the sector’s saving grace—but a recent federal ruling has effectively staved off any possibility of changing immigration laws in the immediate […]

5 Radical Ways for Aging in Place in Cities

For a lot of baby boomers, aging in place is a mark of accomplishment, and the majority of older adults want to live in their homes through retirement for as long as possible. However, it’s not always easy, affordable or practical to do so, especially for those who live in urban environments that may not […]