Month: July 2009

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  • Education & Resources ·

Home Health Care Plays an important Role in Long Term Care

As Virginians try to digest the various changes in Medicare coverage that national health care reform proposes, we ask that they communicate with their legislators to reinforce that Home Care is part of the solution in lowering health care costs. Also, long term care needs to be addressed as an integral part of Medicare coverage as the population ages.  Already 10 million people need help with activities of daily living and need long term home care. Home health care’s ability to provide long term care has been an afterthought in Medicare coverage legislation.  Medicaid funds more than 40% of all…
  • Education & Resources ·

Nurses Become More Available in Tough Economic Times

Nurses are coming back into the work force as the downturn in the economy has taken a toll on family incomes. Many nurses who have been retired want to reenter the workforce on part time basis, but usually do not have that option at a health care facility. Home health care is a more viable option for part time work, and is seeing a resurgence of job applications. Interestingly, home health is often more physically demanding. Home care nurses are required to do more lifting and moving without the help of equipment found at a hospital. The more physical style…