Providers may be looking over their shoulders for years to come

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When observers say effects of the pandemic will be felt for years, many will first think about long-COVID. From brain fog to breathing troubles to any number of still possibly unrealized maladies, the issues are real, and may grow in the years ahead. This is an open book, and likely will be for generations to come. But […]

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Millenials May be a Solution to Private Duty and Home Care Staffing Woes

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Providers of in-home care must turn down 50% of those seeking care due to a lack of staffing, but part of the solution may be attracting millennials to the private duty and home care industry. “In the private duty industry and the home care industry, staffing has always been a challenge, but then throw the pandemic into it and […]

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July 2022 Data Point: What Caregiver Benefits Are You Offering?

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Welcome to the July 2022 Home Care Data Point from NAHC and Home Care Pulse. For this data point, survey participants in NAHC and the home care industry were asked “What sort of caregiver benefits do you offer?” We listed the top eight caregiver benefits, comparing what the industry average is and what the average […]

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Providers to feds: Ease up on ‘restrictive’ COVID recommendations to ease staffing crunch

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The nation’s second largest nursing home association has asked the Department of Health and Human Services to reevaluate several of its COVID-19 recommendations for nursing homes, saying they restrict staff from providing care efficiently. “As our nation moves into a new phase of the COVID-19 public health emergency, we must allow nursing homes and the […]

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Home care works to raise awareness about Alzheimer’s

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On June 21, the home care industry joined with other aging services providers to support the Alzheimer’s Association’s The Longest Day initiative. The initiative, whose name refers to  the summer solstice, aims to turn attention to — and shed light on — the needs of more than 6 million people living with Alzheimer’s disease or other types […]

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Forecasting the Personal Home Care Industry’s Netflix-Blockbuster Moment

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The personal care industry in the United States is full of wonder. Where its home health counterparts are generally built similarly, mostly tied to Medicare as a payer, the personal care market is full of companies with vastly different strategies. There are franchises, non-franchises, those that lean toward private-pay and those that lean toward government […]

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How One Home Care Agency Is Using ‘Un-Retirement’ Trend to Its Advantage

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The COVID-19 pandemic brought on a lot of changes to the American workforce. One slightly unexpected revelation that both employers and employees discovered was a full scale shift of priorities for many in the labor market. That was especially true in the home-based care space. Seniors Helping Seniors COO Daniel Jan told Home Health Care […]

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Tax Credits for Aging in Place

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Home is not just where we sleep and eat most of our meals, it’s our place to be independent. And, since the pandemic, it’s increasingly an office, a gym, a childcare center—and, of course, if you need health care, your home is a great place to receive it. A new act sponsored by Rep. Charlie […]

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Leave the culture better than you found it

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If you were ever in a scouting troop when you were younger, you probably learned the phrase, “Leave the campsite better than you found it.” That meant if you saw a piece of trash in the woods, you didn’t ignore it or say, “well, it’s not my trash.” Instead, you were encouraged to pick it […]

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Wearables and smart devices are the future of senior safety

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While some seniors need around-the-clock care, others may just need some occasional help and the ability to quickly check in with their caregivers. For those that require a less intense level of care, wearables and smart home devices are a great option to help them age in place. Wearables and mobile safety Medical alert devices […]

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We can’t just overhaul SNFs; we have to look at home care too

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As anyone with a loved one in a nursing home will tell you, making decisions about skilled nursing is one of the most stressful challenges a family can face, and it’s become infinitely worse during the pandemic. COVID-19 ravaged skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) that were already understaffed and underfunded — with more than 150,000 nursing home […]

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Peer-to-Peer: Always Best Care’s Sean Hart offers tips for successful franchising

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Two months ago, Always Best Care Senior Services tapped veteran sales and marketing guru Sean Hart to lead the 25-year-old home care firm’s national franchise expansion. The company hopes Hart can bring Always Best Care the kind of growth he brought to American Family Care, his previous employer. As vice president of sales and development, Hart helped […]

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