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HomeCare Now
April 27, 2020


Seniors With COVID-19 May Go Undiagnosed
The typical COVID-19 symptoms—fever, cough and shortness of breath—are not presenting in some senior patients, doctors say. They are simply presenting as “off”—tired, not eating, confused. This may be mean seniors aren’t being treated in a timely manner. Read to see why this matters for home health.


New Waivers for Rural Home Health
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued several new waivers, including one that now allows Rural Health Clinics and Federally Qualified Health Centers to provide visiting nurse services to homebound patients in broader circumstances. Read more here.




Industry News
Keep Up With the Latest on the Coronavirus from HomeCare  
Brownmed Shifts Manufacturing to Personal Protective Equipment  
House Passes Additional Stimulus Funding  
CMS Revises Memo on Infection Control and Prevention of COVID-19  
NAHC Opens Call for Speakers for Financial Managers Conference  
More News  



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Helping Workers Make Ends Meet
Helping Workers Make Ends Meet
As the coronavirus crisis continues, caregivers may worry about getting paid and meeting their financial obligations. They won’t focus on the patient in front of them. PayActiv is an app that allows workers to access their earned wages between pay periods, which can help with caregiver retention and more. Here’s what you need to know.


Managing Employee Stress
Managing Employee Stress
As employees are called to step up and take on more responsibilities during the coronavirus emergency, it’s important that management monitor stress levels. Presenteeism—a worker being present but not functioning optimally—can put both patients and workers in danger. Learn more about this.


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