IMPORTANT DECISION AFFECTING OVERTIME PAY TO HOME CARE WORKERS

By Ronald Fatoullah, Attorney at Law Effective October 13, 2015, home care workers (home health aides, personal care aides and certified nursing assistants) will be subject to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) rules, which offer minimum wage and overtime wage protections.  The 1974 Amendments to the FLSA exempted certain categories of … [Read more...]

GENTIVA

Gentiva started back in 1971 as Healthcare Unlimited, a division of Olsten, Corp. Gentiva was part of the home health sector for several years before launching hospice services in 2006.  In 2010 it acquired Odyssey Healthcare and in 2015 become a part of the Kindred At Home families.  Hospice care is provided by Gentiva Hospice, Kindred at Home and … [Read more...]

FAMILY HOSPICE CARE RAISES AWARENESS

  FAMILY HOSPICE CARE RAISES AWARENESS DURING NATIONAL HOSPICE  AND PALLIATIVE CARE MONTH November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month and Family Hospice Care will be recognizing its Colleagues and Volunteers all month for the extraordinary compassionate care that is given to our Hospice patients and honoring the patients and … [Read more...]

Family Hospice Care

“Thank you for being the angels in Edmond's last 6 weeks of life. We never expected Hospice to be so wonderful.” “I don't know how we would have managed the past weeks without all of you and the numerous services provided. You are all amazing!”  “Thanks to Family Hospice Care. They were an enormous source of medically accurate information, … [Read more...]

CAREGIVER STRESS – TAKING CARE OF THE CAREGIVER

The definition of a caregiver is one that provides help to another person in need. In the Parkinson’s world, this is typically an adult - often a parent or a spouse – Most caregivers are family members. Others are paid. Some of the many things a caregiver does: Shop for food and cook Clean the house Pay bills Drive the person to doctor … [Read more...]