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Home Health Care News is an independent source for breaking news and up-to-date information on the senior in-home care industry. Our podcast, Disrupt, will highlight the individuals making a difference in the home health industry. Code: 204869

Disrupt Home Health Care News

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Home Health Care News is an independent source for breaking news and up-to-date information on the senior in-home care industry. Our podcast, Disrupt, will highlight the individuals making a difference in the home health industry. Code: 204869

    NAHC President Bill Dombi

    NAHC President Bill Dombi

    National Association for Home Care and Hospice President Bill DombiThe United States — now with more confirmed cases than all but two countries — has hit a critical juncture in the uphill battle against the coronavirus. But home- and community-based health care providers are still left fighting for more support.

    Home Health Care News recently caught up with National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) President William A. Dombi for an update on where home health and home care providers currently stand amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Listen to this episode of Disrupt to learn:
    -- What CMS is doing to help home health providers
    -- Why industry advocates say more support is needed
    -- How in-home care will continue to play a major role throughout the COVID-19 pandemic
    -- And more!

    • 33 min
    HouseWorks Founder and CEO Andrea Cohen

    HouseWorks Founder and CEO Andrea Cohen

    Headquartered in the Boston area, HouseWorks is growing -- and fast. Private equity backing has helped. And so has the company’s unique business model, a blend of home care and home modification.

    For this episode of Disrupt, we caught up with the leader of HouseWorks -- founder and CEO Andrea Cohen -- to learn about that growth strategy and how it will play out in 2020. During our conversation, we also touched on how HouseWorks has established an extensive partnership network with senior living operators.

    Listen to this episode of Disrupt to learn:
    -- How HouseWorks has built a business around home-modification services
    -- Why Cohen got into home-based care in the first place
    -- How HouseWorks sources 50% of clients from the senior living market
    -- And more!

    • 31 min
    Dr. Robyn Stone, SVP of Research for LeadingAge

    Dr. Robyn Stone, SVP of Research for LeadingAge

    Home health and personal care aides are often referred to as “the eyes and ears” of the U.S. health care system, but they’re still infrequently used in care teams.

    Changing that is going to take some hard work and dedicated advocacy, according to Dr. Robyn Stone, senior vice president of research at LeadingAge and director of the LeadingAge LTSS Center at UMass Boston.

    Home Health Care News recently caught up with Dr. Stone to learn more about the evolution of care teams and how in-home care aides fit into health care’s future. During the conversation, the noted researcher also shared best practices for recruiting and retention, common pain points for home health and home care providers alike.

    Listen to this episode of Disrupt to learn:

    -- Why care teams often fail to leverage home health and personal care aides
    -- How providers can improve upon recruiting in a difficult labor market
    -- What signs suggest in-home care workers are ready to leave their employer
    -- And much more!

    • 31 min
    Partnership for Quality Home Healthcare’s Joanne Cunningham

    Partnership for Quality Home Healthcare’s Joanne Cunningham

    With 2020 right around the corner, the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) is coming in hot. Providers big and small are mostly ready to go at this point -- but there’s always something new to learn.

    For the final Disrupt conversation of 2019 -- a year of change for the home health care industry -- HHCN caught up with the Partnership for Quality Home Healthcare’s Joanne Cunningham.

    Don’t miss this end-of-year update. Start off running in 2020.

    Listen to this episode of Disrupt to learn:
    -- What the first few months of 2020 are going to look like under PDGM
    -- How providers will (or won't) adapt to PDGM, RCD and the RAP phaseout
    -- Why a separate payment overhaul for skilling nursing could signal CMS hiccups for PDGM
    -- And more!

    • 25 min
    President & CEO of Interim HealthCare Jennifer Sheets

    President & CEO of Interim HealthCare Jennifer Sheets

    Interim HealthCare -- one of the oldest home-based care franchise models around -- is headed in a brand new direction. President and CEO Jennifer Sheets is leading the way.

    After joining Interim in early 2019, Sheets is now steering Interim toward its new HomeLife Enrichment strategy, which is focused on whole-person care and enabling aging in place. But that's not the only thing on the CEO's leadership agenda.

    Sheets is also expanding Interim's successful health care staffing segment and beefing up its technology efforts.

    Listen to this episode of Disrupt to learn:

    -- Why staffing will play a key role in Interim's 2020 plans
    -- How Interim is tackling the caregiver crisis through improved recruiting and retention strategies
    -- How working as a nurse in an urgent-care setting still helps Sheets in her role today
    -- And more!

    • 35 min
    Centennial Adultcare Center CEO William Zagorski

    Centennial Adultcare Center CEO William Zagorski

    For many in the aging services space, the adult day center world isn't exactly clear.

    Murky federal definitions and regulations mean adult day oversight is largely left to state-by-state governance. Additionally, many individuals maintain overly simplistic, somewhat prejudiced misconceptions about what adult day centers actually provide.

    But don't be fooled. The adult day market is booming -- and perhaps nobody knows that better than Centennial Adultcare Center CEO William Zagorski.

    Listen to this episode of Disrupt to learn:
    - What the adult day market looks like today and what it's projected to look like tomorrow
    - How home health and home care providers can be key components in the adult day model
    - Why adult day centers may become more popular settings for older adults in the coming decade
    - ... and much more!

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

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Exceptional

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Great Insight into Home Health/Home Care World!

Great opportunity to learn about how the industry operates from a high level. While this show is intended for those in the homecare/healthcare industry, I think consumers could benefit from the show as well. I enjoy how Tim is willing to probe a bit and not just ask softball questions to these industry leaders. I just subscribed and look forward to listening to most if not all future episodes.

Maxanddan ,

Excellent!

Tim Mullaney kicked off the inaugural podcast with an excellent interview with Shelly Sun, co-founded of Brightstar. The pace was good and I was pleased that it did not waste a lot of time in pointless dialogue; something that is too common with other podcasts.

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