Reduce risk of falls and injuries at home with safe alternatives to everyday tasks
Oct 19, 2021
While physical factors such as weak lower body strength, problems with balance and Vitamin D deficiency contribute to the risk of falling, offering seniors safe alternatives to everyday tasks can help…
The $8.3B ‘avoidable ED visit’ disease has a cure: Choose Home
Oct 14, 2021
The Choose Home Care Act offers a rare win-win-win at the perfect time.
Here’s how COVID-19 affected U.S. online searches, trends and behavior in the senior care industry
Sep 28, 2021
The data shows that users were looking more for home care services versus assisted living facilities and nursing homes, potentially due to concern about COVID-19. Research also shows that consumers are…
Falls prevention in home health: How to make a difference for your business and patients
Sep 23, 2021
September is National Falls Prevention Month and an excellent opportunity for home-based healthcare professionals to examine their current falls prevention programs.
Smart home and medical alert systems help seniors stay protected and connected with caregivers from afar
Sep 17, 2021
For caregivers who are unable to physically visit their patients or loved ones, smart home technology can be a unique solution as they allow caregivers to check in remotely and even help recognize when…
Overcoming barriers to palliative care among culturally diverse communities
Terri Maxwell, Ph.D.
Sep 09, 2021
Despite the many benefits of palliative care for seriously ill people and their families, deeply held cultural traditions and beliefs of some racial and ethnic groups impact the adoption and utilization…
Corporate compliance and COVID-19 vaccinations: To mandate or not to mandate?
Aug 26, 2021
While many healthcare facilities continue to implement COVID-19 vaccination mandates, the choice isn’t easy.
Keep a grip on your quality controls as value-based purchasing expands in home health
Aug 19, 2021
Regardless of your case mix or the types of patients you serve, your agency has the ability to succeed in this Home Health Value-Based Purchasing Model.
How medication home delivery can drive accuracy, adherence and safety for vulnerable populations
Aug 17, 2021
Through automation and at-home delivery, pharmacies can expand their customer base, keep vulnerable populations at home and adherent, and support their bottom lines.
COVID-19’s lesson about the importance of self-directed care
Aug 12, 2021
While it’s hard to find a silver lining in the COVID-19 pandemic, one can be found in the home healthcare industry, where the COVID-19 crisis reinforced the critical need for flexible and affordable…
Robotics are changing life at home for seniors
Michael Cantor, M.D., J.D.
Aug 10, 2021
Companion robots are evolving to meet the increased needs of seniors, worsened by the COVID-19 pandemic, including loneliness, lack of support for aging in place and poor connectivity with healthcare teams.
Engaging the LEP patient population with virtual care
Jul 29, 2021
It is important to be able to communicate effectively with Limited English Proficient home care clients.
The unmet needs of palliative care patients
Amer Alnajar, M.D.
Jul 13, 2021
As an industry, we need to better communicate the value of palliative care to both providers and patients.
Effective home health requires technology-driven care coordination
Gary Call, M.D.
Jul 01, 2021
Figuring out how to best serve an aging population at home will require new methodologies, revamped tactical processes and increased collaboration to ensure effective, high-quality care for these individuals.
3 technologies that are changing the landscape of home health organizations in 2021
Jun 24, 2021
While organizations continue on their mission to manage the pandemic, it’s also time for them to begin thinking about future-proofing themselves to create a more robust system of delivery.
Care transitions: Teamwork can help score a win
Jun 17, 2021
To score and win, you must work as a team to get past the 50-yard line. The implications of failing to reach the goal are obviously more serious in post-acute care too.
Why value-based care will work in the home
Jun 15, 2021
As the delivery of home-based care has become increasingly sophisticated, the home is the central point in the coordination of whole-patient care.
3 ways to increase referrals and differentiate your home health organization
Jun 08, 2021
With advances in technology and data analytics, it’s time for the industry to put science at the forefront of the referral process.
The power of nurse-facilitated advance care planning
Ryan Van Wert, M.D.
Jun 01, 2021
Due to their crucial and trusted role in healthcare delivery, nurses are well-positioned to engage in sensitive, personal conversations with patients and their families.
The power of play: Gamification and home care
May 13, 2021
As home care leaders look to improve their team communication and compliance, they often overlook how technology can provide a way to meaningfully connect with their team and enhance the work experience.