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News 8 Rochester Explores ‘Urgent Matter’ of Home Care Aide Shortage and HCA’s Home Care First Effort

In a report ‘Urgent matter’: Homebound patients waiting on care, shortage of aides across New York State, the Rochester area’s CBS affiliate, News 8 WROC, examined New York’s home care workforce shortage, along with solutions advanced by HCA to address this chronic area of concern exacerbated by the pandemic.

“The pandemic brought the issue of home care ‘first’ into major focus when I observed the trend of patients referred from hospitals to inpatient rehab and long-term care,” said HCA President Al Cardillo in the report. “The newly passed state budget contains $1.6 billion in federal aid for home and community-based services, and the President is proposing new levels of investment in these services. The time is now to channel these investments accordingly to support this home health system.”