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John O'Connor

John O'Connor

John is the editorial director, vice president and associate publisher of McKnight's Senior Living and McKnight's Long-Term Care News. He joined McKnight's in 1990. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois, where he was introduced to journalism, late-night bull sessions and many of his closest friends. Before McKnight's, John worked at a weekly newspaper in Chicago. An avid reader and sports fan, he has a weakness for magazines, biographies and almost anything containing chocolate. John lives in the Chicago area with his wife, Layne, and their two children.

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Home care briefs for Monday, Sept. 14

Caregiver shortage stark in Nevada … Direct care workers get windfall in Pennsylvania … Patient monitoring service raises $15.6 million … CMS streamlines home care website

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Two ways home care can address racial inequality?

George Floyd’s murder in Minneapolis and the resulting national uprisings have raised awareness of racial inequality in America. A Health Affairs blog appearing Thursday suggests two ways home care operators can make a difference for their female direct care workers of color: better pay and career opportunities.

Home care briefs for Friday, Sept. 11

Billboards reveal the plight of home care workers during pandemic … Home healthcare sector is expected to reach $257 billion in 2021 … Michigan program gives workers free college tuition … Foundation announces free CNA training

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