FREETOWN, Sierra Leone — Acknowledging a major “defeat” in the fight against Ebola, international health officials battling the epidemic in Sierra Leone approved plans on Friday to help families tend to patients at home, recognizing that they are overwhelmed and have little chance of getting enough treatment beds in place quickly to... Keep Reading
It is no secret that sitting and inactivity is not good for the human body in relation to weight gain and other health factors, but what exactly does too much sitting do to our bodies? How harmful is it? How much is too much sitting? It turns out too much... Keep Reading
These week two significant announcements were made impacting home care companies:
Department of Labor - Delay in Wage & Hour Enforcement for Personal Care Workers
First, the Department of Labor finally announced that there will be a delay in the enforcement of the Wage & Hour requirement for personal care workers from the... Keep Reading
On October 6, 2014, President Barack Obama signed into law HR 4994, also known as the IMPACT (Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation) Act. The primary goal of this new law is standardization of Post-Acute Care (PAC) patient data and exchange of information upon patient transfer from setting to setting. The... Keep Reading
This week marks Customer Service Week, a week set aside to raise awareness of customer service and the vital role it plays in successful business practice and growth. Customer Service Week is not a bank holiday; a time to feast on turkey and pie, or an occasion to buy gifts,... Keep Reading
Axxess, an industry leader in home health management software, will present at the “Care Revolution” conference to be held Oct. 15 in Anaheim, Calif. The company is also a sponsor of this event, which will be attended by professionals from home health, hospice, private duty, assisted living, senior living, residential... Keep Reading
As home health care companies struggle to keep reduce employee turnover rates and compete to attract clients, one element is at the heart of an agency’s success: training.
Ongoing training programs for employees to advance their skills can reduce costly turnover, said Sharon Brothers, founder and CEO of the Institute for Professional Care... Keep Reading
Only software provider approved by Medicare to offer standard-setting
health care survey nationwide
Axxess, an industry leader in home health management software, announced today that it has been approved as a vendor for Consumer Assessment of Health Providers Service (CAHPS), in both the home health and hospice markets, by the... Keep Reading
Axxess, an industry leader in home health management software, is proud to announce its sponsorship of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) and National Research Council’s (NRC) workshop, “The Future of Home Health Project” being held September 30 and October 1, in Washington, DC.
“The Institute of Medicine and the National Research... Keep Reading
Yesterday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed the first diagnosis of the Ebola virus outside of West Africa. The newly-diagnosed patient is currently undergoing treatment and supportive therapy at the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, Texas after moving from Liberia a week ago. This patient was tested... Keep Reading