White House summit revives hopes for Build Back Better

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A White House summit Wednesday touting the success of job creation under the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act could tee up a renewed push for the administration’s Build Back Better initiative. Vice President Kamala Harris said $40 billion in ARPA funds earmarked for workforce development have helped create millions of jobs in everything from home care […]

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Home Care Franchisees Increasingly Looking to Launch Home Health Business Lines

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J.J. Sorrenti was picked to lead the Bloomfield Hills, Michigan-based Best Life Brands as CEO in April 2020, just a month into the COVID-19 pandemic. There have been ups and downs for the company, which has both home care and home health locations in its portfolio. Yet Sorrenti is optimistic about his company’s future. The […]

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Looming Provider Choice Home Care Regulations ‘Slap in Face’ to Smaller Providers

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A new proposal in Pennsylvania that would create “unnecessary” duplication for how disabled patients choose their home care providers and receive care is causing some angst in the Keystone state. The proposal not only affects providers in Pennsylvania, but could also force patients to rely on out-of-state agencies to provide replacement care if a patient’s […]

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Home Care Workers Protect the Civil Liberties of People with Disabilities. They Need Protection, Too

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At the onset of the pandemic, as most of the country shuttered themselves inside to avoid COVID-19 infection, home health aides remained on the front lines, taking care of our loved ones and risking their lives in the process. These caregivers — the majority of whom are Black and Brown immigrant women — face considerable […]

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Deadline Looms for Ohio Nonmedical Home Health/Personal Care Licensure

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Ohio nonmedical home health/personal care agencies, which must now be licensed, must have their completed applications for licensure submitted to the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) by October 1. Agencies must have applications to ODH by that deadline, along with a non-refundable application fee of $250 to be in compliance with Ohio law. Besides agencies providing nonmedical home health/personal care, […]

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