Taking action to address pressing home care challenges
Mar 30, 2023
A scarcity of home care workers since the pandemic plus historically low wages equals a serious problem. Not only are home care agencies struggling to fill their employee rosters, they’re facing an aging…
The importance of dignified reading as we age
Mar 21, 2023
Books and reading are integral to wellness and a lifeline to people who are living in long-term caresettings.
Deciphering early-onset dementia for caregivers
Mar 14, 2023
The publicity surrounding actor Bruce Willis and his diagnosis of dementia have put this progressive disease back into the limelight.
Who is caring for the caregiver?
Mar 07, 2023
It’s crucial to remember that in order to be an effective caregiver, you need to take care of yourself as well. In fact, you’re going to be better equipped to take on challenges and maintain a…
The importance of workplace flexibility among home care workers
Feb 28, 2023
As healthcare and home care employers alike look to improve hiring and retention, it’s important to reflect on the needs of our employees and care for them as they care for their patients.
Research conducted by FAIR Health further suggests that while older adults prefer to know their healthcare costs, they rarely discuss costs with their healthcare providers.
Let’s educate clients, families about what it means to age in place
Feb 09, 2023
As our population continues to age, our clients and their families often have a set of questions that need to be addressed in order to provide them with direction and comfort in the difficult time they…
People with dementia deserve respect on social media
Jan 31, 2023
Imagine that you were scrolling through a social media site and someone you worked with or one of your family members posted an image or video of you that was less than flattering. Everyone not only saw…
Setting the record straight on home infusion therapy
Jan 24, 2023
As a former home infusion pharmacist and the president and CEO of the National Home Infusion Association, I strongly disagree with both the premise and the assumptions arising from this small qualitative…
3 realistic ways to better recruit, retain caregivers
Jan 03, 2023
You’re likely familiar with the revolving door of caregivers at this point. You hire caregivers, they stay for three-ish months, and then you’re onto hiring the next replacement. Or, worse still, you…
Informal caregivers are our lifeline; let’s support them
Col. George Fredrick
Dec 13, 2022
Our nation spent November recognizing Veterans and Caregivers Month, but it’s never been clearer that our current system fails to fully advocate for all the heroes behind the battlelines — and I’m…
Let’s improve LTC pharmacy policy in the home
Dec 06, 2022
Existing long-term care pharmacy policy is biased toward institutional care.
Be leery of some third-party promoters of ERCs
D. Scott Lindstrom
Nov 29, 2022
In a news release, the IRS warns about third-party firms that work on a contingent basis and promote overly aggressive or unsupportable Employee Retention Credit claims.
The case for expanding home care research
J. Mark Baiada
Nov 15, 2022
The Research Institute for Home Care has undertaken research to assess the true effect of HHVBP and of the newly required training for family caregivers. What we learn from this research and future studies…
7 things to know to help aging veterans
Nov 08, 2022
The month of November honors veterans and their families, and home care professionals should be aware of seven ways they can help these wartime heroes navigate the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and…
What’s the cost of the ‘I quit’ trend?
Nov 01, 2022
For your senior living and care organization to thrive in today’s economic climate, finding and retaining talent is paramount. A revolving door of employees — the “I quit” trend —is costly.
It’s time for an integrated approach to home care
Oct 11, 2022
Despite the many benefits home care can offer, the traditional home care model in the United States requires vast improvements.
Home care has a people problem; technology has the solution
Oct 04, 2022
Technology can strengthen personal care by helping create job stability and professional development opportunities to invigorate current and future generations of professional caregivers.
Health begins at home. Alas, so do proposed budget cuts
Tina Sadarangani, PhD, RN
Sep 20, 2022
Cutting resources to the home and community-based agencies providing these services will simply shift the burde
What is quiet quitting and why is it on the rise?
Sep 13, 2022
There’s an emerging mindset in the ever-changing American workforce. Move over Great Resignation. “Quiet quitting” is the latest workforce trend and phenomenon.