In-Home Care Workforce Not Meeting Growing Demand

The number of direct care workers is insufficiently growing to meet the demands of seniors and adults with disabilities living at home. That’s according to a new “State Scorecard” report from AARP, the SCAN Foundation and Commonwealth Fund, which examined the factors that determine long-term care for seniors and people with disabilities. AARP released similar reports […]

AARP Foundation Funds Project to Explore Home Care Cooperative Sustainability

As the caregiver shortage continues to worsen across the nation, an alternative business model for home care workers is gaining ground thanks to a new grant project funded by the AARP Foundation. Creating a sustainable pathway to expand home care cooperatives is one goal of the $200,000, two-year grant to Capital Impact Partners from the AARP Foundation’s Evidence-based […]

How Airbnb Is Helping Seniors Age In Place

The online peer-to-peer home-sharing network Airbnb is no longer just appealing to millennials. It is now a useful source of income for the baby boomer generation who want to age in place but don’t have the income in retirement to do so. The San Francisco-based startup launched in 2008 and has since changed the way […]

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 […]