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Honor Home Care Month by stepping up for Texas patients: Rachel Hammon

Honor Home Care Month by stepping up for Texas patients: Rachel Hammon

November 18, 2022 - Home care is more than health care. It’s a mother’s sigh of relief when a trusted nurse enters her home to ensure safe and effective care for her medically complex child, or a husband holding his wife’s hand as she receives comfortable end-of-life care in the bed they’ve shared for decades.

'The worst compensated job in Texas' | Texas is facing a worsening home caregiver shortage

'The worst compensated job in Texas' | Texas is facing a worsening home caregiver shortage

October 28, 2022 - For more than two decades, Gene Rodgers has depended on a community-based caregiver to come into his home to help give him life-sustaining care that includes helping him in and out of bed, getting dressed and assisting him with meal preparation.

Lower wages and burnout worsening home nursing shortage for families

Lower wages and burnout worsening home nursing shortage for families

October 26, 2022 - Families with medically dependent children, and seniors who require care at home, are struggling to find home care nurses. Lower wages and burnout, however are making the nursing shortage worse.

Medicare’s cuts to home health are a step in the wrong direction

Medicare’s cuts to home health are a step in the wrong direction

October 11, 2022 - My grandmother lived at the top of a hill overlooking the magical mountains and valleys of the Ozarks until the day we literally had to drag her off of it.

Home health, nursing homes look for year-end breaks in spending deal

Home health, nursing homes look for year-end breaks in spending deal

October 4, 2022 - Long-term care and home health providers are ramping up pleas for financial relief in a year-end congressional spending deal, testing their influence against a other health interests trying to tuck favorable provisions in the must-pass bill.

Low pay for personal care attendants means some Texans with disabilities go without services they ne

Low pay for personal care attendants means some Texans with disabilities go without services they ne

October 3, 2022 - While hourly workers in a variety of industries have seen significant pay increases in recent years, especially since the pandemic, attendants who assist people with disabilities in their homes remain stuck.

Seniors are stuck home alone as health aides flee for higher-paying jobs

Seniors are stuck home alone as health aides flee for higher-paying jobs

Sept. 25, 2022- RICHFIELD, Minn. — Racked with nausea and unable to leave the bathroom, Acey Hofflander muttered in confusion. Her husband tried to...

Congress must stave off Medicare cuts to protect home health care

Congress must stave off Medicare cuts to protect home health care

Sept 18, 2022 - For years, professionals in the home care and hospice industry have been working nonstop on behalf of pediatric patients, geriatric patients, disabled veterans, and anyone in need of home care, regardless of age or disability.

Don't leave Texas home care workers behind

Don't leave Texas home care workers behind

<b>Jul 16, 2022</b> — Don't leave Texas home care workers behind. Hospice agencies and at-home nurses are facing stagnant funding and rising inflation.

Texas got millions to boost pay for strapped health care attendants. It left out the largest group.

Texas got millions to boost pay for strapped health care attendants. It left out the largest group.

April 21, 2022 - Like many states, Texas is struggling to attract and retain home health workers to care for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, a crisis that has swelled amid the pandemic and after years of low wages.

Advocates say the shortage of workers who help people with disabilities has become a crisis

Advocates say the shortage of workers who help people with disabilities has become a crisis

April 5, 2022 - Advocates say too little has been done to address the serious shortage of workers who help people with disabilities living at home in Texas.

Nurse Shortage Hits Home Health Industry Leaving Families in Limbo

Nurse Shortage Hits Home Health Industry Leaving Families in Limbo

November 18, 2021 - Several families in North Texas tell NBC 5 Responds they qualify for private duty nursing hours to help care for their medically fragile children but a shortage in nurses has made it nearly impossible to find help at home.

Home care agencies and patients across Texas in need of COVID-19 relief funds

Home care agencies and patients across Texas in need of COVID-19 relief funds

AMARILLO, Texas October 21, 2021 - (KFDA) - Significant COVID-19 costs and workforce shortages are negatively impacting hospital capacity and patients who rely on home care services.

'I am up day and night' | Houston mother taking on duties due to nurse shortage

'I am up day and night' | Houston mother taking on duties due to nurse shortage

October 19, 2021 - A Houston family has four children that need one-on-one nursing care 24/7. Their mother said it has been tough even getting nurses to apply for the job.

Texas at-home care providers requesting $412M of state’s $16B in COVID-19 relief

Texas at-home care providers requesting $412M of state’s $16B in COVID-19 relief

September 28, 2021 - AUSTIN (Nexstar) — Health care workers and patients who need at-home care are asking for $412 million of the state’s $16 billion in federal COVID-19 relief, pointing to dire staffing shortages worsened by the pandemic.

Pandemic has created shortage in home healthcare workers in Texas

Pandemic has created shortage in home healthcare workers in Texas

September 28, 2021 -AUSTIN, Texas - Home healthcare workers and parents of patients gathered at the Texas Law Center Tuesday morning to call on state lawmakers to allocate more than $400 million of Texas' $16 billion in federal coronavirus relief funds to support critical home care this special session.

COVID has drastically altered the future of home health care

COVID has drastically altered the future of home health care

May 26, 2021 - Early in the pandemic, stories of exhausted ICU nurses went viral and people around the world applauded our brave medical providers.