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West Virginia to Use Federal Funds for Home Health Care Workers

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The West Virginia Department of Health, along with Governor Jim Justice, recently announced that the state’s Medicaid program will be using federal funds to increase wages and benefits for its home health care workers. Not only will the funds be used to address staffing shortages and retain current workers, but it will also help to […]

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Home Health Care & Its Growing Labor Shortage

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If you’re involved in the home health care industry — as a patient, family member, or provider — the growing labor shortage is probably no surprise to you. Many home health agencies are finding it more difficult to provide effective care to an increasing number of adults in need with fewer home health workers available. […]

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Why Caregivers Are Decreasing but Home Care Clients Are Increasing

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It’s no secret that the home health care industry is changing. One of those changes we’re seeing is the increase of home care clients and the simultaneous decrease of available caregivers. At Direct Care Innovations, we do our best to support the home health care industry by providing valuable management software solutions that will improve […]

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5 Ways to Retain Direct Support Professionals

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Without direct care providers/direct support professionals, the agencies Direct Care Innovations supports wouldn’t exist. Therefore, neither would we. When DSPs succeed, grow and climb the ladder in the Intellectual/Developmental Disability (IDD) world, their agencies do, too. For this reason, we take the opportunity to review the DSP staffing deficit and identify ways to help our […]

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How Biden’s Budget Addresses HCBS Caregiver Concerns

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The Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) is a nonprofit foundation dedicated to national and global health policy and news. KFF recently hosted several focus groups consisting of both paid and nonpaid HCBS caregivers. HCBS caregiver concerns varied some; however, chief among the concerns was low wages. Can Biden’s American Jobs Plan help? In this post, Direct […]

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