Add technology to your holiday caregiving strategy
Dec 22, 2022
Caregivers of all stripes are facing unprecedented stress, and technology offers solutions that can not only help alleviate their burden, but also raise the spirits of seniors this season. But technology’s...
Breaking the logjams that delay patient access to home medical equipment
Dec 20, 2022
When healthcare providers prescribe home medical equipment for patients in need of post-acute care or managing a chronic illness, it’s critically important these patients can receive their prescribed...
Home health, MedPAC are perfectly opposed
Dec 16, 2022
I’m not one to spout scientific theories, but it seems that Newton’s Third Law has particular relevance in the world of home care.
Home health is ripe for digital empowerment
Dec 14, 2022
Higher labor, benefit and administrative costs in the wake of the pandemic are continuing, squeezing already thin operating margins. A labor cost survey1 of the Partnership for Quality Home Health...
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...
This season, seniors need more ho ho ho and less ho-hum
Dec 09, 2022
There are a lot of reasons to be worried about seniors — particularly homebound ones — at this time of year. The combination of three years of pandemic, new fears of the triple threat (COVID-19, RSV...
How to craft audience-centered messaging
Dec 08, 2022
In the 20 years we’ve been working with clients, one of the biggest mistakes we have seen companies make time and time again is that they make their messages all about them. Home care and elder companies...
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.
CMS final rule offers some relief for home health — not enough
Nov 22, 2022
While home health providers are pleased that CMS recognized their concerns, the final rule fails to address the underlying methodology for calculating behavioral assumptions and budget neutrality.