Northwestern Medicine to Shutter SNF, Make Home Health Push

Those looking for evidence that home-based care is gaining importance as the U.S. health system evolves can look to Chicago. Northwestern Medicine, a major Windy City integrated health care system, is shutting down a skilled nursing facility (SNF) at the same time that it is joining a new initiative to expand home-based primary care. Crain’s Chicago […]

Huffington Post: Home Health Aides Must Raise the Bar

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) projects a 10-year 50% increase in the number of employed home health aides from beginning in 2008. This will result in an expected 1.38 million aides by 2018. Despite this increase in available aides, not all are equally qualified to care for the elderly, reported a Huffington Post blog post […]