Nurturing our nurses: How fostering the right culture begets the best care
Oct 12, 2021
To ensure we’re not only fostering, but truly living and breathing a people-first ethos, we developed the VITAS Difference — a program that demonstrates and celebrates how each and every team member…
With Flex for Checks, home care agencies lead the way in COVID-19 vaccination fight
Oct 05, 2021
I am very pleased to report that as of Sept. 30 the Flex for Checks program has experienced a very successful initial launch, with more than 1,400 home care and home health agencies currently participating….
As wheelchair-bound therapist, I understand value of PACE for seniors, family caregivers
Sep 21, 2021
I have dedicated my career to giving people their independence back.
Reflections of a former family caregiver: Done with the heartache
Sep 14, 2021
I am writing frankly about the experience of being a caretaker over a long period of time and the challenge that presents.
Home care providers, do physicians see your value? Think again
Sep 01, 2021
Home-based senior care providers face a significant problem when it comes to differentiation in the eyes of referring physicians.
Why we need to pass the Better Care Better Jobs Act
Aug 03, 2021
As our nation ages, the demand for home- and community-based services will only grow, and now is the time to expand and support the essential workforce that provides this care
Home care’s role in advancing health equity
Jul 20, 2021
Home care settings offer a few defining factors that give those providing a unique opportunity to help advance health equity.
New smart technology devices benefit clients and agencies
Jul 06, 2021
Recently our firm, Veterans Home Care, helped develop the Companion to meet a growing demand for smart technologies.
Telehealth supports hospice and palliative care providers, patients and caregivers
Robert Crook, M.D.
Terri Maxwell, Ph.D.
Jun 22, 2021
Rather than viewing telehealth as a compromise on palliative and hospice care for the seriously ill, clinicians should see this as an option that is safer as it reduces exposure. Many individuals also…
Using data analytics to thrive in the PDGM era
Jun 10, 2021
In the era of PDGM, the best way to streamline workflows, increase staff satisfaction and translate data into actionable information is to use the right technology.
Home care’s greatest challenge and opportunity is its workforce
May 25, 2021
With a rapidly aging population that increasingly wishes to age in place even before the pandemic, the demand for home care will continue to increase against the backdrop of existing care worker shortages.
Celebrate ‘McKnight’s’ Women of Distinction Tuesday
Lois A. Bowers
May 17, 2021
The third annual McKnight’s Women of Distinction Awards program is finally here!
Adopting next-gen care collaboration technology is critical for home health, hospice and long-term care…
May 11, 2021
When the brutal reality of COVID-19 made itself known in the United States, the most at-risk populations were residents of long-term care facilities like nursing homes and hospices. At the height of the…
Proposed legislation seeks to provide path to citizenship for immigrant workers in home-and-community-based…
May 06, 2021
Undocumented immigrants working as essential workers, including those in long-term care facilities and those working in home- and community-based services, would be eligible for a path for citizenship…
Into the future: Amazon and the rise of personal healthcare
Robin Gaster, Ph.D.
May 04, 2021
Amazon is uniquely well-positioned to drive the next steps into the era of personal medicine.
Peer mentoring in home health feels good and does good
Apr 27, 2021
Setting up a peer mentoring and coaching program doesn’t have to be a major undertaking.
Should home healthcare be a new focus for Medicare Advantage?
Apr 20, 2021
Home-based services are not a common, or even widely accepted, part of most Medicare Advantage plans. However, there have been some signs that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) have begun…
Charting a course toward interoperability in home-based care
Apr 13, 2021
As the home becomes a healthcare hub in this new decade, post-acute care (PAC) providers need to up their ability to send and accept data electronically to provide better care for their patients and foster…
Supporting patients aging at home with proactive care and remote monitoring
Apr 01, 2021
By formalizing a program of collaborative care management between the physician’s office, home care and any other ancillary providers or care teams involved with a patient’s care journey, the patient…
How to secure VA benefits for senior in-home care
Mar 30, 2021
A little-known benefit from the Veterans Benefits Administration called the Aid and Attendance Pension is available to help qualifying veterans and their spouses receive assistance with the chores of daily…