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Home Care News Roundup

Home Care News Roundup

Stay ahead of the curve and in the know with these recent home care news stories.

AARP Wants to Ensure Nursing Homes Aren’t Florida Seniors’ Only Option for Care

Florida Politics, 1/10/22

The advocacy group calls on state leaders to devise a plan that guaranteed the frail and elderly access to home- and community-based services that keep elderly residents out of nursing homes. Read more…

Insurers Must Begin Covering At-Home COVID-19 Tests By Jan. 15

Modern Healthcare, 1/10/22

Health insurance companies must reimburse policyholders for up to eight at-home COVID-19 tests per person each month under federal guidance published Monday. Read more…

Applications Keep Rolling in for Medicaid Home- and Community-Based Grants (Florida Politics, 1/7/22)

The Agency for Health Care Administration reports 359 applications have been submitted to the state as of Jan. 6 from home and community-based providers looking to tap into hundreds of millions in additional Medicaid dollars meant to fortify the delivery system that keeps people with developmental and intellectual disabilities out of institutions and in communities. Read more…

Florida Colleges, Hospitals Ramp Up Training to Fix Nursing Shortage (83 Degrees, 1/4/22)

Through its new Excellence in Nursing During COVID-19 and Beyond program, set to begin in spring 2022, Sarasota Memorial Hospice and the University of South Florida Health College of Nursing will be working together to help nurses reduce burnout and stress. The program developed through a desire to keep local nurses and patients safe. Read more…

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