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OIG: Pandemic forced hospitals into ‘survival mode’

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A new report from the HHS’ Office of Inspector General lays bare the varied challenges hospitals faced in the past year — and continue to face. These range from challenges in healthcare delivery to staffing shortages to shaky finances.

Biden Administration Includes ‘Home Care Workforce Crisis’ in New Pandemic Plan

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President Joe Biden focused on the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic during his first full day in office Thursday. In doing so, he once again drew attention to home-based care and getting the current “workforce crisis” under control. “Our national strategy is comprehensive,” Biden said during an… Read More »Biden Administration Includes ‘Home Care Workforce Crisis’ in New Pandemic Plan

Interim’s New Recruitment Campaign Targets Job Candidates Looking to Make a Career Transition

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Finding enough workers has been a longstanding pain point for in-home care providers. With the launch of a new national recruitment campaign, Interim HealthCare wants to take a proactive approach to address those persistent challenges. Interim is a Sunrise, Florida-based in-home care franchise with more… Read More »Interim’s New Recruitment Campaign Targets Job Candidates Looking to Make a Career Transition

‘Once They’re Gone, They’re Gone’: Family & Nursing Care Rebuilds Workforce After COVID-19 Losses

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While in-home care providers have always struggled with caregiver retention, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic made growing a workforce nearly impossible. In fact, many operators are just now recovering from the labor disruptions of last spring. Take Family & Nursing Care, for example. The Silver Spring,… Read More »‘Once They’re Gone, They’re Gone’: Family & Nursing Care Rebuilds Workforce After COVID-19 Losses

‘We’re Looking for the Best of the Best’: Why Dementia-Focused Home Health Provider Tender Rose Cherry-Picks Top Caregivers

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As the number of Americans living with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia rises, more in-home care providers are rolling out specialized services lines focused on memory care and disease-specific needs. Some providers are even building their entire businesses around dementia. One such in-home care… Read More »‘We’re Looking for the Best of the Best’: Why Dementia-Focused Home Health Provider Tender Rose Cherry-Picks Top Caregivers

Arosa+LivHome Doubles Down on Workforce Investments, Launches Emergency Fund for Caregivers

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Earlier this spring, a home care worker for Arosa+LivHome and her husband were on the brink of eviction, largely due to the financial strain caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and other uncontrollable circumstances. To complicate the situation further, the home care worker was pregnant, Arosa+LivHome… Read More »Arosa+LivHome Doubles Down on Workforce Investments, Launches Emergency Fund for Caregivers

HCAOA Throws Support Behind CareAcademy Program to ‘Reskill’ 1M New Caregivers by 2023

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Just one month after its original launch with venture capital company Kairos HQ, CareAcademy has expanded its caregiver job placement and training initiative. CareAcademy is a Boston-based training platform for home care professionals. The company currently serves roughly 1,000 home care clients and locations. The… Read More »HCAOA Throws Support Behind CareAcademy Program to ‘Reskill’ 1M New Caregivers by 2023

Encompass Health CEO Mark Tarr: It’s in Every Company’s Best Interest to Make Diversity a Priority

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Across the U.S., ongoing protests against police violence toward Black Americans and other people of color have caused many companies to take a closer look at issues pertaining to workplace diversity and inclusion. For some companies, this time has been a call to action, with… Read More »Encompass Health CEO Mark Tarr: It’s in Every Company’s Best Interest to Make Diversity a Priority