Immigrants Play Large Role in Combating Home Health Caregiver Shortage

A large proportion of home health workers in the U.S. are immigrants, according to a new study compiled with census data. But stricter immigration policies proposed by the Trump administration could reduce the number of foreign-born health care workers and further fuel the nationwide caregiver shortage, some experts say. More than 23% of home health, psychiatric and nursing […]

Must-Read News: Half of Visiting Nurses Experienced Harassment

Happy Monday, Home Health Care News readers. See what headlines caught our eye and keep reading to see our top posts from last week. First up, a survey from Japan revealed that more than half of all visiting nurses have experienced some sort of harassment when going into patients’ homes. When asked whether they had experienced […]

Must-Read News: Three-Way Merger Deal

Happy Monday, Home Health Care News readers. As we looked for any hints of spring in Chicago last week—and turned up empty-handed—we kept busy to bring you the latest news in the home health and home care industry. Catch up with our must-read news to see what you might have missed. A new innovation in […]

Illinois Ordered to Cough Up More in Medicaid Payments

Weeks after a judge ordered the state of Illinois to pay its Medicaid bills to health care providers, the same judge has ruled that the Prairie State must cough up more than half a billion dollars in Medicaid payments per month. Illinois must pay $586 million per month to Medicaid providers to ensure continued care for beneficiaries, a U.S. judge […]

Monday Jump-Start: Brookdale’s Rumored $3 Billion Buyout

Welcome back from another weekend, Home Health Care Readers. Catch up on all things home health and home care with our Monday Jump Start—I know you don’t want to miss our latest news about Brookdale’s potential buyout! Brookdale Senior Living (NYSE: BKD) reportedly received a takeover bid for $3 billion from Chinese real estate and […]

Brookdale Rumored To Be in Talks for $3 Billion Buyout

One of the nation’s largest home health care providers and the largest senior living provider, Brookdale Senior Living (NYSE: BKD), is rumored to be in buyout talks after receiving an acquisition bid of $3 billion from a Chinese firm, according to a Tuesday report by Reuters. Brookdale has been rumored to be for sale for […]

Monday Briefing: Agency Sues ZPIC, Tom Price

Happy Monday! Are you ready for Tax Day tomorrow? To keep your mind off your federal and state obligations, catch up on our top stories from last week with your Monday Briefing. Keep reading to see what’s happening around the Internet. An Illinois-based home health care provider, MedPro Health Providers, LLC, is fighting back against […]

2014: The Year Apple Makes a Big Play in Health Care?

With the rumored September release of Apple’s “HealthKit” service, the tech giant may soon be tapping into the $9 billion-plus mobile health care market, becoming a mainstay for big-name health providers, Reuters reports.  The Cupertino-based firm unveiled the service in June, announcing that it could collect and store a user’s fitness and health information all […]