Home Health Care

New federal rules for home health agencies

Federal regulations, set to go into effect in July, would require the more than 12,000 home health agencies participating in Medicare and Medicaid be more responsive--and responsible--for patients and caregivers.  Read More »

PHI launches workforce shortage campaign

The workforce advocacy organization wants to open the dialogue about how to tackle the problems in the direct care workforce. Read More »

The holistic, natural way to manage pain

A meta-analysis found complementary health approaches, including massage therapy and yoga, helped people with severe pain--and without reports of serious adverse effects. Read More »

Giving thanks on July 4

Resident blogger Kathleen Mears reflects on how her Fourth of July celebrations have changed over the years—and how thankful she is for memories of both. Read More »

Collision in my new power chair

Getting used to piloting a new power chair was part of SNF resident blogger Kathleen Mears' planned day out, but not the crash inside the salon. Read More »

Crusading to protect the elderly

Are the new Justice Department Elder Justice Task Forces a smokescreen to cut costs? Long-Term Living's politics and policy reporter, Robert Gatty, examines the forces at play in the new initiatives. Read More »