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, […]

State Officials Request More Power to Crack Down on Home Care

More than two-dozen state attorneys general are pushing for more power and funds to monitor home care quality. They penned a letter to Health and Human Services Sec. Tom Price urging changes to policies around using Medicaid funds to investigate alleged abuse or neglect in the home environment. In all, 37 states’ attorneys general signed the letter to Sec. Price. Currently […]

Editor’s Picks: Home Health Aide Goes Above and Beyond

This week, Home Health Care News readers learned about new legislation that aims to reinstate old home care wage rules. Our readers also discovered how home health is being integrated in senior living communities, and delved into the ways that immigration reform could help to address labor shortages in the sector. Here in the newsroom, […]

CDC Awards $870K Grant for Virtual Home Health Training

An $870,000 grant awarded by a division of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will be used to develop a virtual simulation program to train home health workers.   The three-year grant from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, a part of the CDC, will help researchers from the University of […]