Staffing Issues in Home Health

By Leigh White

I found this article about staffing issues in Home Health to be quite interesting for several reasons:

1.)   Their definitions of home health vs. home care. We look at “homecare” as being an umbrella term to capture medical home health and non-medical home care, but we may need to rethink this.

2.)   How we are differentiated by many of our competitors due to the background checks and drug screenings that our employees undergo?

3.)   Also how we are differentiated by our certification and accreditation?


Editor's Note: Leigh White is Kindred Healthcare's Senior Director of Communications for the PeopleFirst Homecare and Hospice Division.