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One of the things I have learned from working in the home-based care industry is the importance of being a good student and following what is tried and true. New home care business owners who initially tried to get creative … Keep Reading
This episode features Sara Ratcliffe, executive director of the Illinois HomeCare and Hospice Council. Sara is the former State Home Care Association Chair and serves on the board of directors of the National Association for Home Care and Hospice. Topics … Keep Reading
An organization’s purpose is the fundamental reason the organization exists, a bold affirmation of its reason for being in business — from historical, ethical, emotional and practical perspectives. Culture is the organization’s GPS, giving its employees routes and pathways for … Keep Reading
As a home health provider, I was always interested in metrics and wanting to know more about what case-mix meant, how quality assurance and performance improvement (QAPI) and Home Health Compare worked and why they mattered to an organization. I … Keep Reading
The sun is out, the weather is hot and the risk of dehydration has increased. Preventing dehydration in clients should be a priority during the summer months. While anyone can become dehydrated, the condition is especially dangerous for young children … Keep Reading
Priorities for the home care industry have shifted. A benchmarking study conducted by Home Care Pulse and endorsed by the Home Care Association of America (HCAOA) illuminates the operational impact COVID-19 has had on home care organizations, and how growth … Keep Reading
With summer comes the responsibility of summer scheduling, or in many cases, rescheduling. This can be a very real challenge for many organizations. Pediatric clients that are no longer in school, caregivers who are unable to work due to family … Keep Reading
The future of healthcare is in the home. All the work we do at Axxess is part of an effort to ensure patients can get care where they are most comfortable. This is why we work to share our knowledge … Keep Reading
In this episode of Help Choose Home, the podcast is joined by Sheila McMackin, a licensed clinical social worker, founder of Wellspring Personal Care and founder and past president of the Home Care Association of America. Sheila has served on … Keep Reading
In home care, clients need clear, accurate information to be as engaged as possible in their own care. Caregivers aren’t the only ones providing care to clients; many receive additional care from their family members. Having a Family Portal in … Keep Reading
Early in the pandemic, even the most experienced home care organizations acknowledged their lack of preparation for the COVID-19 crisis. The pandemic forced home care and the entire healthcare continuum to adapt overnight. According to current estimates, we can expect … Keep Reading
Being a caregiver means not just caring for an ailment, but the entire person, and that includes their mental health. As such, it is essential to connect with the client and their family to recognize when there is a problem. … Keep Reading


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