Tackling social isolation among older adults amid recurring COVID-19 outbreaks
Xiang Qi, PhD, Rn
Nov 14, 2023
In May, President Biden declared the end of the national COVID-19 emergency. However, the pandemic’s ripples continue to disproportionately affect older adults with each surge, accounting for nearly...
As pandemic ends, other home care challenges await
May 12, 2023
No sooner does one problem end than another one begins. That’s the theme this week from McKnight’s Home Care.
Lawmakers urge Biden to safeguard telehealth as end of PHE looms
C. Max Bachmann
May 09, 2023
A bipartisan group of House representatives recently urged President Joe Biden to extend pandemic telehealth programs and provisions that were not part of Congress’s recent Consolidated Appropriations...
Bye, pandemic. We won’t miss you
May 05, 2023
There have been a few signs lately that we really are turning the page on the pandemic. The forthcoming end of the public health emergency next Thursday is an obvious one. Perhaps resounding even more...
NCOA to distribute $50M to improve COVID-19 vaccine uptake
May 01, 2023
Despite the end of the public health emergency in May, COVID-19 is still a significant issue. To combat the virus’ spread, the National Council on Aging (NCOA) is distributing Department of Health and...
Crooked advisers scamming providers on COVID-19 tax credit, experts warn
Apr 26, 2023
Home health agencies need to be on alert for shady advisers helping them get the Employee Retention Credit (ERC). Accountants offered tips to providers Tuesday on ways to protect themselves from unscrupulous...
Poll: 40% of clinicians thinking of quitting
Apr 25, 2023
A poll released Monday illustrates the ongoing challenges healthcare providers face in keeping valuable clinical staff.
Home health utilization, spending increased in February, report finds
Apr 24, 2023
Home health utilization rose by 5.1% in February compared to the same month last year — outpacing the 3.9% increase for overall healthcare utilization
In-person contact crucial to older adults, two studies find
Apr 24, 2023
Two Harvard University studies last week support the benefits of face-to-face human interaction for older adults
Technology is changing the game for home care, providers say at Expo
Apr 21, 2023
Technology is a “tremendous game changer” that is helping home care agencies provide better care to patients, retain staff and collect data for payers.