Birmingham, ALABAMA (February 26, 2021)—Private duty homecare providers have a lot of opportunities for growth—but also face significant hurdles, from increased spending on personal protective equipment (PPE) to potential challenges like a $15/hour federally mandated minimum wage and other worker protections, National Association for Homecare and Hospice President Bill Dombi said at a recent panel.
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ALBANY, New York (February 18, 2021)--At a time when homecare providers face a 50% workforce recruitment-and-retention funding cut and other reductions in New York’s state budget, the Home Care Association of New York State (HCA) has issued a report showing the devastating impact of COVID-19 on homecare operations and workforce amid a rising demand for services and escalating new costs for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and other needs.
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (Feb. 1, 2021)–Where people die can affect the quality of their deaths and their families’ satisfaction with the end-of-life care they receive, according to a recent study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (December 29, 2020)—About 40% of homecare and other health care businesses are expecting to see their financial stability improve in 2021, according to a survey conducted by The Joint Commission.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (October 19, 2020)—The COVID-19 pandemic changed the world for homecare—but also elevated the profession in the eyes of the public and lawmakers, William A. Dombi, president of the National Association for Home Care & Hospice, said Monday as he opened the group’s annual conference.
“What has emerged is energy and enthusiasm about our future,” Dombi said.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (September 15, 2020)—Communication matters, especially during a pandemic. There are a lot of apps and other channels out there for communicating with groups; HomeCare spoke with Mike Eidsaune, the CEO of Carely, an app designed specifically for family caregivers and senior care organizations. Carely recently announced the purchase of the online community Caregiving.com.
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (August 14, 2020)—More than half of all United States nursing homes that responded to a survey are operating at a loss and 72% say they can’t sustain operations for a year at their current pace, according to a new report by the American Health Care Association (AHCA).
DETROIT (August 5, 2020)—ComForCare and At Your Side Home Care, franchised providers of in-home caregiving services, are new members of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA).
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (July 29, 2020)—Telehealth and other technology, new partnerships and new ways to measure outcomes will all be important ways that home health and hospice agencies will survive and thrive in a post-COVID-19 environment, members of a panel said Wednesday at the National Association for Home Care & Hospice’s financial management conference.
The panel, which was moderated by NAHC President Bill Dombi, included:
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (July 28, 2020)—While the pandemic has been tough on homecare and hospice companies, the future could bring good changes to the industry, the head of the National Association of Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) said at the organization’s Financial Management Conference and Expo, which opened Tuesday.
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (July 21, 2020)--The COVID-19 death toll in nursing homes has hit unprecedented levels, with some estimating that 40% of all deaths due to the virus in
Updated July 15, 2020.
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (July 9, 2020)--The Review Choice Demonstration program for home health services will resume on August 3, 2020, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 1, 2020)—More than 40% of home health agencies (HHAs) reported serving actively infected COVID-19 patients—and more than 85% in the New York/New Jersey area—in a survey conducted by the National Association for Home Care and Hospice (NAHC).
NAHC conducted the survey between April 6 and April 17; more than 1,100 home health companies from all states participated.
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (April 28, 2020)—Home health agencies need to be creative in their approach to doing business and caring for patients during the COVID-19 era, Interim HealthCare President and CEO Jennifer Sheets told HomeCare--including their approach to scheduling, personal protective equipment (PPE) and more.
KIRKLAND, Wash. (March 25, 2020) -- Home health, hospice and homecare providers should prepare to be called on to handle a surge of patients as hospitals are overwhelmed by the coronavirus epidemic, one provider who has been at the forefront of the crisis said Wednesday.
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (March 25, 2020) -- As a hospice nurse in Seattle, Diane Speer said giving out hugs to patients and family members was a routine part of home visits.
But in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, she now tells family members to keep their distance.
“There’s no touching hands or handshakes,” said Speer, who works for Renton, Washington-based Providence St. Joseph Health. It’s “time for a virtual hug.”