Home Care Attorney: Bill Eliminating 24-Hour Home Care Shifts Unlikely to Pass

Lawmakers in one state made waves in the home care industry this September when they introduced a bill that would effectively eliminate 24-hour work shifts for caregivers.  Providers in New York, where the legislation was proposed, worry the bill would drastically increase labor costs if passed. But those concerns could be for naught, according to […]

Consumer-Directed Regulatory Changes Trigger Home Care Layoffs, Possible Closures

Less than three weeks in, regulatory changes in one state are already threatening to shrink the home-based care workforce there. The news comes out of New York, following Sept. 1 changes to the state’s Consumer-Directed Personal Assistance Program (CDPAP), which allows seniors and people with disabilities who receive Medicaid-certified home care to choose their own […]

Lawmakers Look to Eliminate 24-Hour Workdays in Home Care

Lawmakers in one state have introduced a bill that would effectively eliminate 24-hour workdays in home care. If it passes, the legislation could mean significant financial strain for home care agencies there.  It’s happening in New York — a state that frequently serves as a starting point for legal trends that then sweep the rest […]

Regulatory Changes Threaten to Compound Caregiver Crisis

For years now, the caregiver crisis has plagued the home care industry, with demand far outpacing supply in most parts of the county and home care turnover hitting an all-time high of 82% in 2018. In New York, regulatory changes are about to make the problem a lot worse, according to industry leaders in the […]

Movers & Shakers: LHC Group Names New CMO, Senior Helpers Adds to Board

LHC Group names new chief medical officer LHC Group Inc. (Nasdaq: LHCG) has appointed Dr. Tricia Nguyen as its new executive vice president and chief medical officer. Lafayette, Louisiana-based LHC Group and its 32,000 employees deliver home health, hospice, personal care and facility-based services to patients throughout 36 states. In her new role, Dr. Nguyen […]

Two-Thirds of NY’s Private-Sector Job Creation in 2018 Linked to Home Care

Despite recruitment and retention remaining an industry-wide pain point, home care positions have become a major component of job growth in New York. That’s according to a recent report from the New York City Independent Budget Office (IBO), a publicly funded agency that provides nonpartisan information about New York City’s budget and tax revenues. Released […]

Home Care Providers Avoid 13-Hour Rule Financial Disaster

Home care providers have come out on top in a long legal battle to decide whether live-in home care aides in New York should be paid for 24 hours of work or for the 13 hours currently mandated. The New York Court of Appeal issued its decision in Andryeyeva V. New York Health Care Inc. […]