Category: Private Duty

5 critical components every job description must contain

By: Cathleen Yonahara, Freeland Cooper & Foreman LLP, Mark I. Schickman, Freeland Cooper & Foreman, LLP A job description need not account for every task that might ever be done, says the CELL. Here are the most critical components of a good job description. 1. Heading information. This should include job title, pay grade or […]

MyPayrollHR suddenly closes, home care providers and employees feel the effects

A payroll company in upstate New York suddenly shuttered in September, leaving some home care companies and their staff scrambling, according to an article from Spectrum News. The company, MyPayrollHR, had 4,000 clients, among them home care company Visiting Angels. When the payroll company shut down, a financial services company that worked with MyPayrollHR started […]

Agency leader opens up about new partnership with Honor Care Network

DecisionHealth caught up with Bob Roth, managing partner of Cypress HomeCare Solutions in Phoenix, Ariz. after the agency joined forces with Honor Care Network. Below is a Q&A with Roth on the latest evolution of his business. Q: What led to the decision for Cypress HomeCare Solutions to join the Honor Care Network? A: Because […]

Long-awaited rule on overtime exemption slated to take effect January 1

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has announced its new regulation outlining who is eligible to collect overtime pay, and it’s a rule expected to be far more palatable to employers than the previous attempt to raise the salary threshold for workers exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The new rule is expected […]

Automate your employee recognition program, improve turnover rates

Create an employee rewards program that uses your scheduling software to track points for behaviors including clocking in on time, taking over shifts as needed, calling office staff’s attention to client issues and unsolicited compliments from clients. Several years ago, Heavenly Care Home Health in Austin, Texas, created such a system with an automated way […]

Background checks for long-term workers needs more attention from states

Several states are running behind on implementation of a national background check program covering home health agencies and hospice providers, as well as providers of personal care services. Only two out of 11 states that concluded their participation in the program in 2017 and 2018 implemented all the requirements, according to a report from the […]

New York State Lawmakers Ratify Dramatic Proemployee Changes to NYSHRL

On August 12, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law substantial and far-reaching amendments to the New York State Human Rights Law (NYSHRL), the state statute that prohibits discrimination and discriminatory harassment. The amendments amplify laws that New York state enacted in 2018 to combat sexual harassment. Here are important facts about the amendments […]

Consider these 4 tips to bolster your agency’s caregiver recruitment efforts

Turnover for private duty caregivers is an ongoing challenge in the industry, and it’s only getting worse. In 2018 the turnover rate increased to 81.6%, according to the spring edition of the 2019 Home Care Benchmarking Study by Home Care Pulse of Rexburg, Idaho. That’s up from 66.7% in 2017. Consider the following tips to […]

NLRB’s decision on mandatory arbitration ‘levels the playing field’ for employers

The National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) August 14 decision on employers’ use of mandatory arbitration agreements provides clarity and helps companies conduct business “without having to walk on eggshells,” according to the lead attorney arguing the employer’s case before the Board. The Board’s decision in Cordua Restaurants, Inc., was the first NLRB case on mandatory […]