Proposed federal law would give older Ohioans more choices for health care: Joseph Russell

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While home-based care is an option for some Ohio seniors, it is not true for them all, especially older persons who have limited support at home. This underscores the need to enhance home-based care services for this unique patient population. To address this gap, help modernize America’s post-acute-care system, and create more options for seniors, […]

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Home-Based Care Stakeholders Echo US Surgeon General’s Health Care Workforce Shortage Concerns

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Home-based care stakeholders agree with the U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy that burnout among the nation’s health care staff could lead to an even more severe worker shortage. The ongoing staffing crisis in home-based care and other health care sectors was the topic of discussion this week as Vice President Kamala Harris visited the […]

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Former Home Health Leaders Turning Their Attention to Non-Medical Home Care

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In order for AccordCare to reach its goals of becoming a nationally recognized provider, the Marietta, Georgia-based company is dedicated to offering a diversified set of services to its clients. Brandon Ballew, the CEO of AccordCare, is a former Kindred at Home executive. But as the home health industry changed, he saw increased opportunity on […]

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Home-Based Care Providers Are Raising Expectations for Their Technology Partners

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Home-based care providers looking to grow, or even just to survive, are increasingly turning to technology to do so. A major part of that is EHRs. And currently, providers are generally unsatisfied with their EHR vendor relationships, according to a new survey conducted by MatrixCare and Home Health Care News. Providers, more than anything, want more […]

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Alliance Homecare Names Nancy Gillette Chief Executive Officer

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Alliance Homecare, a leader in fully licensed Home Care services in the New York metropolitan area, has announced Nancy Gillette as Alliance’s new CEO. ounder Gregory Solometo Continues as Chairman of the Board of Directors Alliance Homecare today announced that Nancy Gillette has been promoted to CEO and Chief Caregiver, effective June 1, 2022. Gregory […]

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As revenue slips, study aims to calculate true cost of agency staffing

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A new report predicts post-acute care providers will miss out on nearly $20 billion in revenue this year, not due to COVID but rather staffing challenges. Consulting firm Oliver Wyman calculated that understaffing resulting in lower occupancy will lead to $19.4 billion in unrealized revenue. The biggest hits will come in the Northeast and North […]

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HHS takes on climate change, and home care and hospice leaders cheer

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Leaders in the home care and hospice industry are hailing the Department of Health and Human Services’ new Office of Environmental Justice. Louisiana Home Care Association CEO Warren Hebert told McKnight’s Home Care Daily Pulse the effort to protect vulnerable communities against climate change is “a very prudent move,” as hurricane season approaches and destruction from last year’s Hurricane […]

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It’s basic: Take care of people and they’ll have better health outcomes

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In the world of clinical research, it seems like there are a lot of what I’ll call “no duh” health findings. We all know about these, but I’ll give you a few examples, based on some recent McKnight’s Clinical Daily headlines (great pub, by the way): Headline: More exercise, healthy eating can prevent type 2 diabetes in older adults, study […]

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EHR Giant PointClickCare Wants to Dominate Home Care Next

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PointClickCare, a major electronic health record (EHR) provider for skilled nursing and senior living providers, is making a push to gain significant market share with a home care EHR platform. The Mississauga, Ontario-based company hired Mark Tomzak last month to head up the home care division as executive vice president and general manager. Previously, Tomzak […]

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Retail Overstaffing, Rising Inflation and Disappearing Mandates: What’s Improving the Labor Crisis in Home-Based Care

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In mid-May, I stumbled upon a story. I had been talking to providers for other assignments when I heard a few of them mention off hand that the staffing situation for their companies had gotten better. Some had reasons why they believed that was turning, while others didn’t offer anything but gratitude that it was. Once […]

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Feds must embrace telehealth, not overregulate it, post pandemic: expert warns

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An expansion of telehealth flexibilities has been transformative for the long-term care profession and at least one expert is hoping that the federal government welcomes the changes rather than bog down telehealth programs with too many regulations. “We have to really embrace the technology. There’s going to be some regulation, granted, but we should not suffocate the […]

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Long-term care’s mortal risk

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Long-term and post-acute care operators have plenty to worry about. Low Medicaid reimbursements, harsher CMS regulation, caregiver shortages and the impending end to PHE accommodations, to name a few. But fretting about all that is like obsessing over sniffles while ignoring a cancerous tumor. Something big is happening in the long-term care market at a […]

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