Safety Matters: Protecting Home Care Workers from Violence

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Although not a new problem, violence against home care workers has seen an increase in recent years. Join us for an informative panel discussion on the crucial topic of safeguarding home care workers from violence within the homes they serve. This timely webinar brings together three expert speakers who will share their knowledge, experiences, and […]

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A Tragedy for Our Entire Community

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The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) and the Home Care Association of Washington (HCAW) are deeply saddened by the senseless murder of Providence VNA home health nurse Doug Brant, on December 1, as he was caring for a patient in Spokane, Washington. Doug was a highly respected health care professional, and his […]

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Bill Requiring Employers to Prevent Workplace Violence Passes House of Reps

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The House of Representatives has approved legislation requiring certain employers, including in the health care sector, to take action to prevent workplace violence. H.R. 1195, the Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act, sponsored by Rep. Joe Courtney (D-CT), now heads to the Senate.  NAHC reported on this legislation in the previous […]

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Workplace Violence and Reducing Turnover of Home Health Employees

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A special to NAHC Report by Louis C. Kirby, MD One of the two most significant limitations on growth in the home health and hospice sector is labor shortages – recruiting and retaining qualified nurses and home health workers. Registered nurses are retiring faster than new ones can be trained1, and one of the primary causes […]

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OSHA Cracking Down on Workplace Violence Against Home-Based Care Workers

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Due to the nature of the job, home-based care workers face the risk of experiencing workplace violence. It’s paramount for providers to enact measures that will protect these workers and avoid liability for negligence, legal experts caution. Workplace violence is defined as an act or threat of violence. This ranges from verbal abuse to physical […]

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