Home Healthcare http://wyso.org en Ohio to Bolster Checks on Home Health Care Workers http://wyso.org/post/ohio-bolster-checks-home-health-care-workers <p>The state of Ohio has received a $2.1 million federal grant to improve criminal background checks for those home health care workers who directly serve the disabled and elderly.</p><p>The money means more thorough reviews for more than 100,000 workers who provide direct care to patients in Medicaid- and Medicare-funded settings.</p><p>Gov. John Kasich's administration says Ohio also will provide $700,000 in state funds to bolster background checks.</p> Mon, 20 May 2013 12:04:00 +0000 Associated Press 33441 at http://wyso.org