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GoT Jon Snow Advocates for Care Workers

August 8, 2017 12:13 pm

Maybe Jon Snow knows nothing, but Kit Harrington, the actor who plays him on Game of Thrones, knows a thing or two about the looming crisis facing the learning disability sector in the United Kingdom. A recent government ruling threatens to require care providers, including Mencap, to pay up to six years of back pay to “sleep-in” care workers. Harrington,... View Article

Automated Billing for Direct Care

July 31, 2017 6:18 pm

Keeping track of billables for services provided by your direct care agency, while making sure that you’re always within authorized limits, is time-consuming. Not to mention remaining in compliance with Medicare, Medicaid and other federal regulations. If you’re not using an automated billing system, this time spent on billing takes away your focus from other areas of your business, and this... View Article

Getting Beyond Manual Processes at Work

July 21, 2017 6:17 pm

Are manual processes wasting your company time and money? Trying to keep information up-to-date in Excel sheets or an Access database can keep you from always having the most up-to-date information. Managing timesheets, employee tax records, billing, and training is difficult and time-consuming when you have to manually enter information. Not having accurate and up-to-date information at all times makes it difficult... View Article

Qualities of Good Direct Care Workers for People with Disabilities

July 12, 2017 6:13 pm

Whether you’re a direct care agency hiring professional, or an individual hiring a worker to provide care for yourself or a family member, you want to make sure you are hiring someone who is suited for such an important position. Caring for someone with physical, mental or developmental limitations is an important job that not everyone is suited for. Those who... View Article

How Going Paperless Saves Money

July 5, 2017 6:11 pm

Switching your company processes over to paperless, digital documentation has many benefits for both your company and your clients. Automating processes such as your invoicing system can save your company aggravation, time and money. Benefits of Invoice Automation How often have you been told by a client that they never received a paper invoice? This delays payments and causes you to... View Article

Why Home Care Needs Innovative Solutions

June 29, 2017 1:34 pm

It is expected that by 2050, the senior population will reach 88.5 million. That figure will represent 20 percent of the population in the United States. With longer life expectancies, the need for affordable home-based care will skyrocket. Home Care is Preferable Most seniors would prefer to remain in their homes for as long as possible instead of having to move... View Article

How Technology Helps Seniors Age in Place

June 20, 2017 1:27 pm

Deciding that an aging parent needs to move to a nursing facility is heart wrenching, but often necessary to make sure they are safe. However, as more seniors face the possibility of having to move from their homes and lose their independence, technology could be the answer to allow them to age in place. Smart Technology for Seniors Today’s technology... View Article

Benefits of Mobile Apps for Direct Care Managers

June 15, 2017 1:11 pm

To keep pace with government regulations, care providers are investing in technology solutions that help them stay in compliance. Additionally, direct care agencies are seeking mobile functionality that integrates into their existing systems and keeps information secure. Enterprise mobility management (EMM) and mobile apps are very valuable to healthcare providers, and direct care providers can experience many of the same benefits. Cost... View Article

Essential Home Care Regulations

June 6, 2017 1:06 pm

There are numerous regulations regarding the home care industry. Keeping in compliance with these regulations can be difficult, especially when you are growing your business. Here are four pertinent federal regulations you should be aware of. Payment Regulations for Caregivers The Fair Labor Standards Act details specific payment obligations for caregivers, including pre-hire and orientation periods, on-call time, travel time and... View Article

Direct Care and the Internet of Things (IoT)

May 31, 2017 11:10 am

The Internet of Things (IoT) refers to the whole category of web-connected devices, from fitness trackers to toasters. Wearable devices in health care promise to change the industry. What does that mean for direct care workers? More Long-Term In-Home Care Wearable IoT devices can monitor patients with chronic diseases and conditions. That means it will be possible for some patients to... View Article

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