Amid worker crisis, telehealth is that ‘release valve,’ BrightStar exec says
Jun 10, 2022
With an extreme shortage of both low-wage and skilled home care workers, telehealth is proving to be a valuable stopgap, a home care executive said at the Collaborative Care Tech Summit hosted by LeadingAge...
Reckoning with the home care labor challenge
Jun 07, 2022
After 25 years in the home care business, Griswold Home Care franchisee Stephen Rymal feels like he’s back to square one. The New Jersey franchise owner is trying to rebuild his business — particularly...
Home Care Workforce Action Alliance calls for collaboration to solve caregiver crisis
May 19, 2022
In a call to action Wednesday, home care industry leaders launched the Home Care Workforce Action Alliance to tackle the growing caregiver shortage.
Bipartisan lawmakers demand fair 2023 home health payments under PDGM
May 18, 2022
A bipartisan team of lawmakers is urging the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to draw up a home health payment rule for next year that ensures payments under the Patient Driven Groupings Model...
Need to hire? Ditch the cash-only mentality, panelists offer
May 17, 2022
Combining pay increases with innovative benefits and a culture that rewards loyalty is a key way to improve long-term care hiring and retention, six industry leaders said last week.
Home care workers are stressed; here’s how to help
May 16, 2022
After three years of working amid a global pandemic, healthcare workers, including those working in the home care, home health and hospice industries, are burnt out and experiencing continuing anxiety...
Aveanna posts Q1 loss due to caregiver supply challenges
May 12, 2022
Aveanna Healthcare battled a difficult first quarter with rising labor costs related to the COVID-19 pandemic hurting its bottom line.
White House COVID-19 czar advises second booster for seniors
Apr 19, 2022
Get the second shot. That’s the advice White House COVID-19 response coordinator Ashish K. Jha, M.D., gave to people over age 60 who haven’t yet gotten a fourth coronavirus vaccination.
Bayada exec rings alarm bell over rising gas prices
Apr 06, 2022
In an urgent message aimed at Washington, Bayada’s chief government affairs officer warned that economic “stars are aligning” to undermine the home care industry at a time when demand for caregivers...
Home health outpaces SNF in post-acute discharges in 2021, industry report finds
Apr 04, 2022
Post-acute care discharge instructions rebounded to pre-pandemic levels last year with home health agencies outperforming skilled nursing facilities (SNFs).