Private Duty
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.
The cost of home care services is on the rise for consumers, and providers should consider cost-saving strategies to keep prices manageable for clients.
Smart speaker wireless technology like Amazon’s Echo and Google Home may not be for fun and convenience alone. Some home care agencies are adding them to their array of services to improve care for clients.
One private duty agency’s implementation of a specialty Parkinson’s program has shown strong results both with client outcomes and revenue.
The importance of online reviews continues to grow for potential home care customers — and as a result, it has become increasingly important for agencies to manage their reputation online.
A federal appeals court has granted the government’s request for an extension until June 30 to file a motion in a case involving whether to increase minimum salary requirements for overtime exemptions.
Many experts believe business owners can breathe a sigh of relief when the new Labor Secretary, Andrew Puzder, takes office.
The number of mergers and acquisitions in the private duty sector rose substantially in 2016. And that’s a trend industry experts expect to continue for at least the next year — or at least until the Trump administration reveals its detailed agenda for U.S. health care.
There are signs that the companionship rule, which requires private duty providers to pay their home support workers overtime, won’t survive for long under a Republican-controlled Congress and White House.
Agencies that already increased employees’ salaries to avoid a new federal requirement to pay them overtime beginning Dec. 1 should strongly consider whether that decision still makes sense.


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