Workforce, Reimbursement Challenges Creating Shortage of Pediatric Home Health Providers

Despite soaring demand, a dire lack of qualified caregivers and a complex patchwork of state-by-state payment mechanisms are contributing to a severe shortage of pediatric home health agencies operating in the U.S. market. Providers typically focused on older adults may be positioned to tap into the pediatric opportunity, experts say, but only if they’re prepared […]

Institutions Partner Up On Home-Based Care Training Program

With the mounting shortage of home caregivers, one organization is aiming to train thousands more workers to meet the growing demand for in-home care services. The Home Centered Care Institute (HCCI), a non-profit organization working to advance home health care nationwide, estimates there are only 1,000 providers in the U.S. making the majority of home-based primary care visits. With […]

ABC News: Caregiver Providers Present False Sense of Security

As demand for home health care increases, some home care agencies are granting employment to under-qualified individuals who often do not undergo background checks or drug testing, ABC News reported earlier this week.  A study led by Dr. Lee Lindquist, geriatrician and associate professor of medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine researched 160 […]