The Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) Deadline: January 2021

All the states were required to implement EVV before January 1st, 2020. However, most of the states have been offered an exemption under ‘Good Faith Efforts Request’.The ‘Good Faith Effort Request’ offered a one-year extension in implementing EVV for the agencies delivering personal care/home care services in their respective states, and encountered unavoidable system delays.Now, the final deadline is January 1st, 2021. Let’s Get EVV Ready!

November: Celebrating it as a National Family Caregiver Month

National Family Caregiver Month is celebrated to honor and appreciate all of the family caregivers who work selflessly day and night caring for our loved ones. Although they should be thanked and appreciated every day, National Family Caregiver Month is an opportunity to make family caregivers feel recognized, cared for, and appreciated for the commendable work they do. Making a caregiver feel special should not be a task, as they already do not expect very much. They are overjoyed by the simplest efforts.

How COVID-19 Could Forever Change the Home Care Industry

The home care industry is globally affected by the COVID-19 outbreak and has led to sweeping changes in delivering care to seniors. Apart from its adverse effect on the community, a greater use of technology in personal care services could be one of the best things that arise out of the global pandemic. Many home care organizations are inching towards making a lot more services available during the tough times by utilizing the true potential of technology that allows seamless connectivity through devices and remote monitoring systems.

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