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Home Health Aides: Dementia Care Means Expecting the Unexpected (Part One)

Marki Flannery | Posted 08.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Marki Flannery

When a client or a loved one has dementia, all activities of daily living (ADL) -- such as bathing, dressing, eating and sleeping -- need to be understood through the lens of the progressive brain disorder.

Health Coaching: The Power Of A High Five

Ilaina Edison | Posted 05.22.2012 | Healthy Living
Ilaina Edison

"Health coaching" is a shift in approach from more prescriptive nursing and towards supporting patients in identifying and achieving their own goals.

Caregiving, and All That Jazz

Marki Flannery | Posted 05.12.2012 | Good News
Marki Flannery

Stop me if you've heard this one before. A jazz singer walks into a senior center...

Lila Shapiro

The Latest Front In The Battle Over Minimum Wage | Lila Shapiro | Posted 02.17.2012 | Business

In the latest fight against minimum wage laws, home health care companies are lobbying to make sure new measures doesn't raise the wages of its workfo...

The 10 Best Economically Performing Cities

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 12.18.2011 | Business

A struggling labor market may be one of the most significant problems currently facing the United States, but some cities are starting to return to pr...

Trymaine Lee

Obama Proposes Wage Regulations For Home Health Workers, Could Boost Pay Of Many Blacks And Latinos | Trymaine Lee | Posted 12.15.2011 | Black Voices

President Obama announced new rules today that could offer wage protections and guaranteed overtime to nearly 2 million home health care workers -- n...

Obama Plan Would Expand Key Worker Protections

AP | SAM HANANEL | Posted 02.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Workers in the home health care industry – one of the country's fastest growing professions – would be guaranteed minim...

Tips For Bringing A Loved One Home From The Hospital

Leann Reynolds | Posted 08.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Leann Reynolds

What can make the difference, as well as lower hospital readmission rates and costs, is to have adequate home care lined up before leaving the hospital in the first place.

Home Health Care: Navigating Racial And Cultural Differences

Marki Flannery | Posted 08.15.2011 | Healthy Living
Marki Flannery

With homebound elders in fragile health and often with a litany of limitations, transcending racial, ethnic and cultural differences does not come easy.

Strategies For Caring For Someone With Diabetes

Marki Flannery | Posted 07.24.2011 | Healthy Living
Marki Flannery

Living with diabetes -- or caring for someone who is -- is an increasingly common story.

Cutting Home-Based Care Defies Fiscal and Political Logic

Kenneth Thorpe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kenneth Thorpe

As policymakers prepare to shift to a post-election mindset, nowhere is there a better opportunity to drive down costs, create jobs and ensure the well being of millions of Americans.

Franchising Is an Alternative to Unemployment if You Can Get Start-Up Financing

Jerry Chautin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jerry Chautin

Self-employment is an alternative to unemployment. Yet, determining what kind of business to start, knowing how much money you will need, and what steps to take can be daunting

Elder Independence: The Importance of Developing Your Own Personal Health Care Goals

Ilaina Edison | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ilaina Edison

She and her sister discussed goals: They wanted their mother to be comfortable in her final days and surrounded by familiar faces.

Health Law Cuts The Cost Of Being A Woman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Being a woman is no longer a pre-existing condition. That's the new mantra, repeated triumphantly by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senator Barbara A. Mi...

Caring For the Caregiver

Kathryn Haslanger | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kathryn Haslanger

While many family caregivers find enormous satisfaction in their duties, most find it extremely challenging emotionally. One of the issues faced by family caregivers is feeling isolated from their former lives.

Providing Home Care Without Self-Sacrifice

Kathryn Haslanger | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kathryn Haslanger

According to the Family Caregiver Alliance, caregivers report chronic conditions (including heart disease, cancer, diabetes and arthritis) at nearly twice the rate of non-caregivers.

Senate Votes To Cut Medicare Home Health Care Spending

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Casting health care overhaul as a legacy for the American people and failure as politically unthinkable, President Barack Obama on ...

John McCain Gets Mad On Senate Floor During Health Care Debate (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

John McCain Is mad. During Senate debate Saturday over cuts to Medicare home health care spending, Sen. McCain got very worked up. On at least two sep...