Private Duty
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.
Clients have unique circumstances and specific sets of expectations for the care they receive. Meeting those expectations can be a challenge.


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