Private Duty
05/14/2018
Seek out ways to encourage and promote your agency’s top caregivers. Doing so will help with your agency’s retention rate — an ongoing struggle that’s worse now than ever before for the private duty industry.
05/14/2018
Home care agencies that offer caregivers the most money have turnover rates far lower than the national average, while agencies that pay the least have significant turnover rates.
05/03/2018
For the first time, the U.S. Department of Labor is offering a program to allow home care agencies and other companies to self-disclose Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) violations in exchange for Labor waiving civil monetary penalties and liquidated damages.
04/09/2018
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.
02/22/2018
Before determining whether it makes sense for your private duty agency to contract with Medicare Advantage (MA) plans, examine your population and local plan options.
02/19/2018
New 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.
01/01/2018
The number of mergers and acquisitions in the private duty industry hit record numbers in 2016 and 2017.
12/11/2017
Prepare aides for the possibility that their clients might die, and ensure your agency uses compassion and empathy when communicating with aides after those clients pass away.
12/08/2017
Yet another report from the HHS Office of Inspector General (OIG) indicates that Medicaid personal care services are vulnerable to fraud and require greater oversight.
12/04/2017
Without swift movement from Congress in the next few months, nearly 800,000 people protected by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) will be forced to leave the workforce and the country.

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