Vaccinating healthcare workers who work in home- or community based-settings but are not included in the Pharmacy Partnership Program for Long-Term Care “should be of the utmost priority,” LeadingAge President and CEO Katie Smith Sloan said in a letter to members of the incoming Biden administration’s COVID team on Wednesday.
Extending home care services may be one way to reform the long-term care system, according to Nora Super, senior director of the Milken Institute Center for the Future of Aging.
CVS Health has launched a new medical alert system designed to “help give caregivers peace of mind as they monitor a loved one’s safety and well-being through a connected health approach,” said Adam Pellegrini, senior vice president of enterprise virtual care and consumer health at CVS Health.
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The time is right for state policymakers to adopt policy and regulatory approaches to support the retention of benefit value in long-term care insurance policies. Doing so would help protect the financial resources of individuals and Medicaid.
Humans’ ability to process, understand and apply knowledge “can actually get sharper, can get better as you get older,” CNN chief medical correspondent Sanjay Gupta, M.D., said during an interview with National Public Radio. The key, he said, is learning a new skill, which can be as simple as eating with the opposite hand.
New York state’s newly amended Home Health Care Worker Wage Parity Law establishes additional wages and/or supplemental benefits for home healthcare aides who perform Medicaid-reimbursed work within Nassau, Suffolk and Westchester counties, as well as for those in New York City.
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Fifty-nine percent of chief financial officers at healthcare organizations in a recent survey identified home care as a priority investment for 2021, indicating that the demand for home-based care likely will continue to grow.
Almost three-fourths of home care organizations with more than 500 employees, and 61% overall, plan to require COVID-19 vaccinations, an Axxess survey of thousands of home care and hospice organizations has found.
A new report from PHI provides eight recommendations for improving jobs performed by home care workers, residential care aides and nursing assistants.
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Older adults and people with disabilities who are enrolled in a New Hampshire Medicaid waiver program are suing the state, alleging that officials failed to properly administer the waiver, placing them at risk of unnecessary institutionalization in nursing facilities.
Almost 33% of adults aged 65 or more years are considering purchasing cloud-based technology that supports coordinated care delivery, according to a new report from Parks Associates, “COVID-19: Impact on Seniors, Caregivers, and Independent Living Solutions.”
A Lake Worth, FL, home healthcare worker has been indicted on 22 charges, including bank fraud and aggravated identity theft, for allegedly stealing more than $22,000 from clients.
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The Department of Health and Human Services made a key announcement regarding home care on Friday: It approved the expansion of the Home Health Value-Based Purchasing Model, which began its first performance year in 2016.
PHI on Thursday lauded New York state for its efforts to advance value-based payment in home care by leveraging the role of home care workers.
A Minnesota healthcare system that offers home care and other services has reached a settlement with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission after reportedly requiring older workers to undergo screenings not required of others, the federal agency announced Thursday.
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