News Type: Industry News

New Overtime Rule May Pose Little Threat to Home Care

A new wage rule that increases overtime benefits for millions of American workers is expected to put some wage pressures on employers across many industries, but how much it will impact home health care is still up for debate. The Department of Labor (DOL) recently issued its new overtime salary exemption limits that will become… Read more »


[UPDATED] Labor Rule to Increase Overtime Burdens on Home Health Providers

Overtime pressures for home heath care agencies will increase following the Department of Labor’s (DOL) final rule on overtime requirements for salaried employees issued this week. The rule increases minimum salary requirements for overtime exemptions for salaried workers from its current level of $23,660 per year, or $455 per week, to $47,476 a year, or… Read more »


Where Home Care Rates Are Rising Most Sharply

As the home care industry is faced with increased labor costs and other challenges, rates are increasing faster than they are for other types of senior care services—and many potential home care clients could be in for some serious sticker shock. Help with household tasks such as cooking and cleaning became 2.56% costlier over the… Read more »


Home Care Must ‘Plan Ahead’ For Minimum Wage Hikes

Planning ahead will be crucial for home health and home care agencies as both California and New York recently approved minimum wage hikes that mean workers will soon earn $15 an hour, according to one Los-Angeles based private duty provider. Other states could soon follow as the momentum behind the fight for a higher wage… Read more »


Home Health Job Growth Outpaces All Other Health Care Settings

Home health care—an industry that knows staff turnover all too well—is adding jobs at a faster pace than any other health care employment setting, new data show. Over the past 12 months, home health care added 74,900 jobs for a growth rate of 5.8%, according to an analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data… Read more »