Elder Abuse Alert: Is Your Caregiving Agency Sending Dangerous or Unqualified Caregivers Into Your Home?

A new study published in the Journal of the American Geriatric Society reports that many home health care agencies fail to conduct background checks, criminal checks, drug testing or other screenings on caregivers before sending them into clients’ homes. “Consumers need to be aware that they may not be getting the safe, qualified caregiver they […] Read more »

Home Health Care Costs Remain Steady Despite Rises in Long Term Health Care Costs

The average cost of home health care has remained steady this year, even as overall long-term health care costs have risen 5.6 percent, according to a recent study by MetLife Mature Market Institute. The average hourly costs for home health aides and homemaker/companion services remained unchanged this year, according to the study. Costs for assisted […] Read more »