COVID-19 and Home Health Care
Nursing homes have received the bulk of attention in 2020, but not as much attention has been paid to Home Health Care. In the United States, approximately 12 million older adults receive health care at home. In 2016, the CDC estimated the number of home health care agencies in the country to be over 12,000. COVID-19 has created new challenges for those older adults, their families, their home health care workers, and the agencies that provide their health care. The concept of home health ...
Jun 25, 2020 READ MORE >>
Mental & Emotional Red Flags Doctors May Not Realize in Times of Crisis
Before COVID-19, being a physician was stressful. The physical, emotional, psychological, and administrative demands made burnout quite common. In January 2020, burnout impacted 42% of physicians. That number is a decrease from 46% five years prior, but what the number will be at the end of the pandemic remains to be seen. Today, the term “burnout” cannot begin to describe what doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals are experiencing as COVID-19 rips through the health...
May 15, 2020 READ MORE >>
COVID-19's Economic Effect on The Healthcare Industry
At a time when the nation is looking to the healthcare industry for leadership and service, healthcare workers are being laid off. The healthcare industry is typically one of the fastest-growing industries, with an average of 8,500 jobs being created every month . However, in March 2020, only 200 jobs were created. The industry saw its largest decline in the last three decades, with 43,000 jobs cut, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics . The healthcare system in the United States is f...
May 5, 2020 READ MORE >>
COVID-19 Pushes Telehealth to The Forefront
As the Coronavirus continues to devastate the nation’s healthcare system, people who have succumbed to the illness are overwhelming US hospitals. A shortage of medical supplies, beds and healthcare workers intensifies the problem. In response, federal officials are pushing doctors to screen patients virtually before admitting them for testing. In an $8.3 million-dollar bill funding the nation’s response to COVID-19, the regulations usually restricting virtual screening for those on...
Mar 30, 2020 READ MORE >>
Healthcare Worker Shortage Due to COVID-19 Pandemic
In an industry already short of workers, hospitals and other healthcare facilities scramble to fill empty positions and to ramp up to stem the tide of a medical crisis. Physicians, nurses, EMTs, and other frontline workers across the nation are contracting COVID-19, as they put themselves at risk on a daily basis. Mobile care units and tents are being set up in hospital parking lots for triage screening and call lines are being staffed to screen those who think they might have COVID-19 symptoms...
Mar 20, 2020 READ MORE >>