Memorial Day Weekend Most Read: Wall Street Bullish on Home Health

Home Health Care News will be observing the Memorial Day holiday this weekend, but will return to our normal posting schedule Tuesday, May 26. In the meantime, HHCN would like to wish all readers a safe and enjoyable Memorial Day weekend.

In case you missed it here are the most popular stories grabbing HHCN readers’ attention this week:

Tech Startup Promises Big Savings to Medicare—A San Francisco-based tech startup is making waves in the health care space, recently netting Medicare an estimated $6.5 million by reducing hospitalizations among patients in select sates.

Wall Street Bullish on Home Health After Latest Earnings—Despite favorable demographics driving home health demand, some of the nation’s largest home health companies have been beset by problems in recent nears. But the tides may be turning, especially when considering the financial results of these companies for the start of 2015.

Home Health Acquisition Prices Keep Climbing—The number of home health mergers and acquisitions dipped in the first quarter of 2015 compared to last year, but a trend of high deal values continued to hold strong, according to new data published by PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Kindred Expands ‘House Calls’ to 3 New States—Kindred Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE: KND) announced the expansion of its home-based primary care business, Kindred House Calls, into three new states. Through several recent acquisitions, the company has been able to expand the service to Texas, Colorado and Washington.

Person-Centered Training Reduces Home Care Aide Turnover—A person-centered approach to training personal care aides could be home care’s solution to reducing staff turnover, while also improving job satisfaction and quality of care, a recent report suggests.

Written by Jason Oliva