Current research shows that following a hospital stay, receiving professional care at home can reduce readmissions by as much as 25 percent – but only if your care team has the tools and knowledge they need to make it so!
Recruiting caregivers in the home care space has ALWAYS been difficult. Now, with the COVID-19 pandemic (and all its associated challenges), things are even tougher.
In a recent survey of more than 100 home health providers by the Home Health Care News, just four said that their organization mandates staff vaccinations. About 62% of the respondents said their organizations are encouraging or incentivizing vaccinations.
After spending most of 2020 updating the same COVID-19 course at least twelve times, we decided it was time for a completely new and fresh take on the matter for the new year!
It’s hard to think of little else as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to wreak havoc on the world – but we can’t ignore the indirect burden the pandemic places on people with other medical conditions, like cardiovascular disease.
This week, we officially expanded our library to include training for home health and hospice clinicians and aides through the acquisition of Home Care Institute, a leading provider of training solutions for the home health and hospice industry.
Patient-acuity levels will continue rising, forcing agencies to become more specialized. Rising acuity levels are not new in this market; we’ve been tracking this trend since 2013. But today, we see the issue growing exponentially due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Way back in July, we started hearing the term “pandemic fatigue.” It’s a phrase used to describe the collective exhaustion we all feel due to the restrictions and never-ending grim news surrounding the virus.