The lord of home care: One employee to rule them all
Oct 27, 2023
We have officially entered the Age of the Employee. That became clear to me on Wednesday when the CEO of a well-respected home care company advocated for firing clients who have unreasonable caregiver...
Making home care an appealing and viable choice for candidates
Lance A. Slatton
Oct 24, 2023
Unfortunately, many people in the healthcare field either don’t know how rewarding this career path can be or are jaded by some of the stereotypes that surround the field.
McKnight’s Pinnacle Awards offers opportunity to celebrate home care leaders
Oct 20, 2023
To celebrate the contributions of William Dombi, Vicki Hoak and countless other home care leaders, McKnight’s is holding its second-annual Pinnacle Awards. The standard nomination deadline is Friday,...
Is PACE the fix for the primary care physician shortage?
Kevin Shaffer, MD
Oct 17, 2023
In the face of a growing physician shortage, older adults are less likely to find the care they need. Today, the number of primary care physicians is growing, but not fast enough to keep pace with aging...
Home care providers can help to mitigate Medicaid unwinding’s effects on patients
Oct 12, 2023
Medicaid’s expenditures may be decreasing, but those in the home care industry are stopping short of celebrating the recently documented cost savings. Since March of this year, state governments have...
The strength of a united hospice house
Oct 06, 2023
In his opening address at the national conference Monday, Ben Marcantonio, interim CEO of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, aptly characterized the current hospice era as a “pivotal...
Coming to terms with falls: Smarter use of OASIS tool can lead to better outcomes
Oct 05, 2023
With better education, clinicians can understand the need to assess fall risks and develop a plan that would clearly provide the degree of care and preparation needed to reduce any risk.
Reframing senior care to include PACE
Oct 03, 2023
It’s important to build awareness for this underknown senior service. We need to reframe how we think about senior care, so PACE is not only represented in the conversation about care options but...
Senators, technologists communicate effectively about interoperability
Sep 29, 2023
One of the most positive aspects of the home health hearing in the Senate last week was senators’ knowledge about home health. A particularly significant moment occurred when Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN)...
Nonemergency medical transport: Enhancing senior independence during interstate travel
Sep 28, 2023
As our society ages, the importance of ensuring the well-being and independence of seniors becomes increasingly apparent. One aspect of senior care that deserves attention is nonemergency medical transport...