The challenge of hiring and retaining home health caregivers

There is no doubt that having qualified, hardworking and dedicated employees is key to operating a successful business. Recruiting and maintaining staff in the home health care industry has been a real struggle, resulting in a high turnover rate. (Source 1) Interestingly, since last year the Home Health Care sector gained 64,700 jobs, representing a… Read more »

Point-of-Care (PoC): Is it the right move for your agency?

The right move…what does that mean? Let’s explore some scenarios. Do your clinicians and field staff currently use paper forms and assessments as a means of documentation for patient visits? If so, are you struggling with documentation accuracy and timely submissions? If you answered yes, you might want to start looking for a solution that… Read more »

Patient Care Settings: What’s right for me?

Location, location, location! Some would say that’s the motto for real estate; however, I think it’s the same for healthcare. Elderly individuals that need long term care must choose how and where they will spend their aging years. That choice isn’t easy, and it often depends on their well-being and family situation. As the elderly… Read more »

Medical Homes: How can they help transform the healthcare delivery system?

What is a medical home? It’s a care model that was first introduced by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) in 1967. The initial concept was designed to focus on medical and non-medical care for children with special health care needs. Over time, however, the definition of the medical home has evolved to reflect changing… Read more »

Best Practices for Preventing Re-hospitalization

“Hospitalizations account for nearly one-third of the total $2 trillion spent on health care in the United States.”[1] A significant fraction of these hospitalizations are re-hospitalizations occurring soon after discharge. Re-hospitalizations result in increased costs to the payer, and potential negative impacts on patients related to complications of being hospitalized. The most important point here… Read more »

Social Media: A powerful marketing tool for Home Care providers

With over 2.7 billion Internet users worldwide, 191.4 million of those users are in the U.S and 73% of those Americans use Social Media[1]. Social Media networks are one of the largest communication platforms for personal and business use. Social Media is an effective way to educate and interact with your clients and prospects. So… Read more »