With more and more seniors moving away from the long-term care facilities model, preferring instead to remain in their homes and have caregivers visit them on a weekly or daily schedule, the home health care industry is booming.

As the older population continues to grow at an unprecedented rate in the United States, and particularly in the Tri-State, those in need of home health care services is rising as well.

“Insurers such as Medicare and Medicaid are investing in home health because they are witnessing the extraordinary cost savings that come along with this kind of care. An everyday caregiver in a person’s home can drastically reduce emergency room visits, hospitalizations and other catastrophic events in the lives of the elderly,” said Jeff Stevens, one of the partners of Village Caregiving, based in Barboursville.

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