Senior care at home: reducing or adding to cost?

Senior care at home: reducing or adding to cost?

Posted by & filed under Industry News.

  Recently the governor of Pennsylvania, Tom Wolf, declared that he wanted to move several thousands of individuals covered by Medicaid fund from nursing home environments into home care. Read Article… He determined the savings could add up to hundreds of millions of dollars every year. It’s a potential win for the individuals who may… Read more »

Home health care agencies struggle to find workers

Posted by & filed under Industry News.

  By Laura Layden of the Naples Daily News A retired engineer from Ohio, Hal Hume never imagined he’d become a home health aide. But for nine years, he’s worked as a caregiver for Home Instead Senior Care in the Naples area. “My wife applied for the job and when she talked to them, they asked if… Read more »

Are your caregivers the ones with all the pins?

Posted by & filed under Training.

    We have a running debate in our office over an illustration we use frequently in presentations.  The image is of two Home Depot aprons – one without any pins, and one with dozens of pins representing all the different areas of mastery a worker has achieved. The story actually wasn’t mine originally, but… Read more »

Thoughts on building your dream team

Posted by & filed under Training.

  Do you want to have the best year ever?  Now is the time to focus on the one key to your success:  building your 2016 Dream Team! If you’re like me, you know the difference having the right people in the right positions in your company can make.  I can certainly tell you the… Read more »

The real reason for regulation changes

Posted by & filed under Industry News, Legislation, Training.

  Someone asked me at a presentation recently, “I know our training requirements have doubled in the past year.  What I don’t know is why.” Some questions I get are pretty tough.  This one wasn’t. Regulations are increasing because consumers want more.  They want the person providing care to their family member to have more… Read more »

No more excuses in 2016

Posted by & filed under Compliance.

  You may have received a postcard in the mail from us with a comic book look and a commonly-heard excuse on the front.  These are excuses why people aren’t in training compliance today. We’ve got some important news for you. Excuses won’t work…when licensing comes around to investigate a compliant from that employee who… Read more »

Worker Advocacy Group Closing

Posted by & filed under Industry News.

The Direct Care Alliance, an important voice advocating for direct care workers throughout the country, announced that they have closed their doors due to a reduction in funding effective yesterday, June 30. I responded to this announcement with a personal sense of loss as I had the privilege of getting acquainted with several people associated… Read more »