Tag: home care

Manage medications ahead of OASIS-E

Agencies should ensure clinicians are familiar with the high-risk drug classes ahead of OASIS-E implementation and the addition of N0415 (High-risk drug classes: use and indication). Explain why it’s important. Be sure that staff are educated and competent in the various high-risk drug classes. Designate education around different medications. Make sure you’re asking the right […]

Apply to speak at our 2022 Private Duty National Conference & Expo

We are looking for home care agency leaders, consultants and attorneys to present fresh ideas that can spur growth, reduce costs and overcome the biggest regulatory challenges. The 2022 Private Duty National Conference & Expo will be held on Oct. 17-19, 2022, at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Some of the hot topics are: recruitment […]

Nominate your staff for an AHCC Achievement Award

The Association for Home Care Coding and Compliance (AHCC) is looking for amazing people across the country doing groundbreaking work in home care to honor them with an AHCC Achievement Award. AHCC is accepting nominations for four awards this year: Home Health Coding Professional of the Year Hospice Coding Professional of the Year Home Health […]

American Jobs Plan includes $400B for home care

Home care could see a significant increase in federal spending if Congress approves the $2 trillion economic package offered by President Joe Biden on March 31. If approved as introduced, the American Jobs Plan would include $400 billion “toward expanding access to quality, affordable home- or community-based care for aging relatives and people with disabilities,” […]

Make it easier for referral sources to make appropriate referrals

Home care agencies are not immune to the risks to business continuity brought on by COVID-19. Agencies are experiencing decreases in census, hours and revenue and are beginning to lay off staff or severely cut back hours. In a recent poll of more than 100 home care agency representatives, only 1% reported that referrals are […]

Home care roles among best jobs without a college degree

Home care positions were among the top five best jobs without a college degree, according to new rankings from U.S. News & World Report. Home health aide topped the list based on a mix of factors including salary, job market, future growth, stress level and work life balance. The position currently has a median salary […]

Home care will add more new jobs, supply of workers insufficient for demand

The home care workforce is expected to add more than one million additional jobs between 2018 and 2028, with the most growth among personal care aides. Evidence based on job vacancies, turnover and unmet need suggests that the supply of workers is increasingly insufficient to meet demand. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ employment projections […]

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 […]

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 […]

Spice up recruitment efforts to compete with expected growth in personal care aide jobs

Projections show the occupations of home health aide and personal care aide will grow exponentially by 2026. As a result, agencies should take recruitment efforts up a notch in order to attract the best candidates amid an avalanche of similar job openings. By making small improvements in recruitment efforts — including to job post headlines […]