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WASHINGTON, DC (June 29, 2021)—The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL), representing more than 14,000 nursing homes, assisted living communities, and other long-term care facilities across the country, announced the release of a recent survey of providers across the U.S. Results from the survey showcase the urgent need to address the economic crisis facing the profession. 

Key findings include:

POMPANO BEACH, Florida (June 29, 2021)—International Medical Industries, Inc., which focuses on secure drug delivery technologies, has announced its expansion into the home health market through a strategic partnership with Integrated Medical Systems, Inc. (IMS), a national distributor within the alternate site marketplace.

The collaboration introduces IMI products to home infusion healthcare furthering drug integrity and security from pharmacy to patient. 

WASHINGTON, DC (June 25, 2021)--New legislation was introduced in the U.S. Senate and House on Thursday that would strengthen and expand access to quality homecare services and support the caregiving workforce that provides them. 

According to a summary of the bill provided by the Senate Committee on Aging, the Better Care Better Jobs Act, a key element of President Biden’s American Jobs Plan, would: 

DALLAS, Texas (June 25, 2021)—Homecare Homebase (HCHB), a software provider for home health and hospice, is partnering with global digital wound care leader Swift Medical to provide high-quality, cost efficient care through an integrated solution. Through this expanded partnership, Swift Medical becomes the exclusively preferred wound care technology partner for HCHB, with an enhanced integration offering to streamline workflows and eliminate double documentation.

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minnesota (June 17, 2021)--LTCG, an insurance administration and claims solution provider for long-term care (LTC) insurance, has released its 2020 Cost of Care report and analysis. Now in its eighth year, this study includes national, state and regional costs of various senior care services, spanning skilled nursing facilities, adult day care, home health care and assisted living facilities.