Solitude Poses Massive, Rising Threat to Seniors Living at Home

Solitude has grown into a deadly problem for hundreds of thousands of older adults living at home across the United States, a new investigation has revealed. While tragic, the extent of the crisis suggests there’s ample opportunity for traditional home care agencies and budding technology startups that provide services specifically targeting loneliness and social isolation. […]

Must-Read News: HHGM Chances Rise

Happy Monday, Home Health Care News readers, and welcome back to another week. Thanks to all who said hi to our team at the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) annual conference and expo in Long Beach, California, last week. For those of you who didn’t attend, catch up on what happened with […]

USA Today: Home Care Wage Rules Forcing States’ Hands

A new wage rule passed under the Obama administration that promises to increase pay and working conditions for home care workers could result in higher Medicaid costs, reports USA Today via Stateline, a nonpartisan news service.  The new rule, slated to go into effect come January 1, has been met with mixed response among home […]

USA Today: States Hone in on Home Care Worker Laws

In response to growing concerns over the qualifications and training of some home care workers, states are paying closer attention to the rules and regulations around home health care workers and home care aides, and the different training and requirements that apply to each.  Home health aides, regulated under the Center for Medicare and Medicaid […]

USA Today: Next Big Thing in Tech? Smart Homes for Seniors

Increasingly seen as a safety net for older parents and loved ones, electronic sensors and other home-based devices are giving peace of mind to families of the aging population, writes USA Today in a report this week.  This “technological wave of global significance” is providing solutions from medication management to safety and communication, and is […]