Agency discontinues private duty home care

September 2008
Hospice Management Advisor;Sep2008, Vol. 13 Issue 9, p105
The article focuses on the closure of the private duty home care division of Riverside Home Health in Kankankee, Illinois. Mary Newberry said the agency decided to end its services due to drop in long term patients and the agency pays employees same as in Medicare-certified agencies. Accordingly, Terry Cichon, director of homecare operation, FR&R Healthcare Consulting relates the difficulty in generating referrals and suggests to have a good marketing staff and be data-driven agency.


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