Homecare agency owners often wear many hats. Between running a business, leading the marketing strategy, and closing new business, most agency owners don’t have the time to stay up to date on trending industry news. That’s where we come in – let us help you stay informed in our latest roundup of the biggest homecare headlines.

Home Health Aide Among Toughest Jobs to Fill in 2018 – February 25, 2018 – Amy Baxter, Home Health Care News

Homecare is an industry with growing demand. As this demand increases, home health aides have become one of the most difficult jobs to fill, according to a recent ranking by CareerCast. Home Health Care News details the top ten toughest jobs to fill from CareerCast’s report and forecasts the growth home health aides and personal care aides are expected to see in the next decade.

Survival Strategies for 2018 – February 22, 2018 – Dr. David Gruber, HomeCare Magazine

National health expenditures are predicted to increase from $3.5 trillion in 2016 to $5.5 trillion in 2025. With a rapidly changing business climate, homecare providers must be prepared to adapt. A report published by Alvarez and Marsal provided six critical strategic imperatives for the changing health care delivery system, including improved data management and payment reform risk management. In this article, Dr. Gruber offers his take on evolving health care delivery, as well as other changing elements of the industry.

America faces a shortage of caregivers – February 16, 2018 – Willetha King Barnette, The News & Observer

Our country faces an emerging crisis apart from politics or inequality – the shortage of caregivers for an aging population. Aging is something no one can avoid, which makes caregiving the fastest-growing industry right now. However, are we prepared to take on caregiving for our loved ones if we don’t have access to assistance from home health aides? Willetha King Barnette reflects on the problem in this piece for The News & Observer.

The New Challenge of the Home-Based Care Industry – January 17, 2018 –  Tracey Moorhead, HomeCare Magazine

The homecare industry is undergoing a significant transition due to health care delivery reform efforts and budgetary constraints at all levels. Tracey Moorhead at HomeCare Magazine explains how the homecare narrative must be flipped to reflect value, quality, and integrity and that homecare should be recognized, engaged and reimbursed as a central component of high quality, low cost, patient-centered health care models.

How Relationship Building Leads to Trusted Referrals – December 12, 2018 – Bradley Smith, HomeCare Magazine

Bradley Smith, a managing director and partner at international health care M&A firm, Vertress, explains how building relationships with competitors has helped him to increase referrals, and share his advice for how you can do the same.

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