Private Duty
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.
Is your home care agency’s office properly staffed? The answer to this question may indicate your agency’s overall health.
The role of franchisers in the market for private duty home support services is growing at a pace that owners of independent agencies can’t ignore.
The private duty industry’s court battle involving the companionship services exemption has come to an end.
The costs clients pay for homemaker and home care aide services have inched up again, and rural states appear to be the hardest hit, the 2016 Genworth Cost of Care study shows.


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