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Home care briefs for Wednesday, Oct. 7

North Carolina Coalition on Aging enlightens lawmakers while facing challenges . . .Healthcare cyberattacks continue throughout the world . . .Cartilage-mimicking gel deemed strong enough for knees by Duke Researchers.

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NAHC and CellTrak to expand scholarship program for home care

The National Association for Home Care & Hospice has announced plans to expand its previously announced first-year scholarship program with CellTrak, a provider of mobile point-of-care and field-force management solutions for home care, personal care and hospice. The program will provide additional funding opportunities for home health aides nationwide during the COVID-19 crisis while supporting the recipients along their career journey.

Study highlights accuracy of PPG wearable cuffless blood pressure monitoring device

Biobeat, a provider of wearable remote patient monitoring solutions for the healthcare continuum, has announced the results of a comparison study of blood pressure measurements using its wearable photoplethysmography-based cuffless device versus a standard cuff-based manometry device. Photoplethysmography is an optical technique used to detect volumetric changes in blood in peripheral circulation.

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Push continues for improved direct-caregiver wages

With a median hourly wage of $10.89 and median earnings of $14,700, 43% of New Mexico’s direct care workforce live in or near poverty, and 65% rely on some form of public assistance. This economic instability has a huge effect on historically disadvantaged groups in New Mexico — 72% of direct care workers are people of color and 15% are immigrants.

Home care briefs for Tuesday, Oct. 6

Report analyzes COVID-19’s impact on home healthcare software market … Major insurer announces 2021 Medicare plans, with a focus on total health and affordability … Physical Rehabilitation Network announces joint venture with Oregon-based Powered By Motion Physical Therapy … Report provides analysis of COVID-19’s on the home healthcare software market … Webinar: Reduce COVID-Related Risk and Costs by Implementing Well-Facilitated Screening, Oct. 6.

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