Home Care Association of New York State

112% Minimum Wage Hike Not Included in New York’s Final Budget

New York home care providers that have been waiting to see if a caregiver wage hike would be included in the state budget recently got an answer. On Monday, the New York state budget was released, with the Health and Mental Hygiene bill published at the same time. The bill did not include the Fair …

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Home Care Operators Waiting for Clarity on Proposal to Boost Pay to 112% of Minimum Wage

Multiple scandals involving New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and a related impeachment investigation will not slow down budget negotiations. That could mean a late night for the state’s home-based care operators, who are following the talks closely due to possible wage hikes on the table. As of Wednesday afternoon, New York lawmakers were full-speed ahead …

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AccentCare CMO: Home Health, Hospice Turning into the ‘Forgotten Front Line’

In January, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo released a proposed budget that included a slew of cuts to make up for the $15 billion deficit that the state was facing amid the ongoing public health emergency. On Wednesday, the Home Care Association of New York State (HCA-NYS) released a report that explained how some of …

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New Report Details COVID-19’s Devastating Impact on Home Care Finances, Staffing Levels

In January, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo released a proposed budget that included a slew of cuts to make up for the $15 billion deficit that the state was facing amid the ongoing public health emergency. On Wednesday, the Home Care Association of New York State (HCA-NYS) released a report that explained how some of …

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50% Cut to Workforce Recruitment, Retention Fund Puts Home Care Providers in the Hot Seat

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo unveiled his executive budget proposal for the state in January. Its litany of cost-saving cuts could leave home-based care providers vulnerable, industry stakeholders caution. Specifically, the proposed budget would mean a 50% reduction in home care workforce recruitment and retention funding, as well as a 1% reduction for Medicaid providers …

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New York Moves Up COVID-19 Vaccination Eligibility for Home Care, Hospice Workers

Home care and hospice workers are now part of the pool of New Yorkers eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. The New York State Department of Health originally announced that home care and hospice workers would be eligible to receive the first dose of the vaccine starting on Jan. 11. This placed these individuals in …

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NAHC, NHPCO, Others Release Vaccine Guidance for In-Home Care Providers

The dichotomy in the U.S. right now is evident, especially for those in health care: While vaccines and coinciding hope are being injected into Americans, the number of new COVID-19 cases each day continues to climb. And while every home-based care provider and worker keeps reading that the vaccines — both Pfizer’s (NYSE: PFE) and …

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The Forgotten Field: ‘Invisible’ Home Care Workers Seek Agency Support

Despite being on the front lines of care during the COVID-19 emergency, New York City caregivers often felt “invisible” and faced a higher risk of contracting the virus. That’s according to a study published Tuesday by JAMA Internal Medicine. As part of the study, researchers interviewed 33 caregivers who were employed by 24 different home …

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Time for Policymakers, Hospitals to Bet Big on Home-Based Care

It’s time for policymakers, hospitals and everyone else at the health care roulette table to bet all their chips on proactive, pre-acute home-based care. During the coronavirus pandemic, the U.S. health care system has undergone a massive change marked by the skyrocketing use of telehealth technology and the shift away from brick-and-mortar medical appointments. In …

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