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5 Predictions from Home Health Care News' "Top Trends for 2019"

Home Health Care News recently published an article, entitled, "The Top Trends in Home Care for 2019(for home care) sharing a number of useful insights, predictions, and data. 

business-1989130_1920The article offers food for thought for folks in the home care space to help prepare for changes in the industry in 2019 and to help them traverse the ever-changing home care business landscape.

I strongly suggest that you read the full article here, but as a way to get your interest piqued and to start the conversation, here is one key takeaways and then 5 predictions offered by HHCN:

"Among the biggest changes to home care in 2018: the fact that federal policymakers will allow some non-skilled in-home care services under the Medicare Advantage (MA) program starting next year." - Home Health Care News, January 6, 2019

Predictions from HHCN:

  • Finding Qualified Staff Will Get Tougher
  • Care Will Become More Specialized
  • Private Equity Will Continue to Invest in Home Care 
  • Ways to Receive Referrals Will Continue to Evolve, but Word of Mouth is Still Important
  • Consumers Will Continue to be Confused by the Difference Between Home Health and Home Care

As I previously noted, the full article is incredibly in-depth and offers a lot of useful facts, figures, statistics, and insights that are helpful to anyone in the home care space. 

I hope this recap caught your interest to click on the link to read the full article. If you do read it, please share your thoughts in the comments section.

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