Top McKnight's Home Care columns graphic for 2022

You sounded off and readers listened. This year, McKnight’s Home Care columns talked about everything from problems with hospital-at-home to the Employee Retention Credit. Here are some of the most widely read ones.

Hospital-at-home places undue burden on family caregivers by Alexandra Drane, Mary Naylor, Becky Preve and Sarah Stephens Winnay. This column took a hard look at the implications of the hospital-at-home program for family caregivers. Given the burden placed on family caregivers, it appears some tweaks are warranted, as the authors explained.

CMS’ home health plan will damage seniors’ quality of life by David Grams. The CEO of Compassus in August voiced his concerns with the proposed home health rule and the importance of legislation, the Preserving Access to Home Health Act of 2022, which would delay it. Fortunately, the final rule did not contain the onerous cuts of the proposed rule. Columns like Grams may have been a reason why.

It’s time to rethink home care by Jon Shaw. The senior vice president of solutions at naviHealth offered some thought-provoking ideas about how to keep people with acute care needs at home. “As we reassess healthcare shifts and trends, our sector moving forward needs to pursue patient-centered, innovative care models to implement technologies such as remote patient monitoring, virtual rehabilitation platforms allowing at-home access, and other quality-assurance tools that will enhance patient care,” he wrote.

Shift to aging in place has become a multibillion-dollar opportunity by Lawrence Kosick. As the population of older adults grows and choose to remain in their homes, technology increasingly will be important to make this possible. This includes technology to enhance safety, along with online technology classes to help bridge older adults’ digital divide, asserted the co-founder and president of GetSetUp.

Employee Retention Credit allows home care employees to claim $21K by Angelo Spinola, D. Scott Lindstrom and Will Vail. These Polsinelli attorneys explained the ins and outs of the Employee Retention Credit for home care providers.

Other popular McKnight’s Home Care columns:

How to become a Medicare-certified home health agency by Lindsay Malzone.

We can’t just overhaul SNFs; we have to look at home care, too by John Driscoll.

Home care has a people problem; technology has the solution by Sandy Jen.

Prescription relief leaves out PACE participants; bill would change that by Shawn Bloom.

Using data to maximize HCBS for our most vulnerable by Sarah Newton.

McKnight’s Home Care is always interested in the opinions and perspectives of people in the industry and related industries. There are two types of columns: Guest Columns, from home care providers and others closely connected to the field, and In the Market columns, from people who work in businesses that support home care. If you have a column you’d like to submit, email it to Editor Liza Berger at [email protected].