Editor’s Picks: Home Care for Your Hangover, Podcast Talks End-of-Life Care

In case you missed it, here are the top headlines grabbing readers’ attention this week, plus some other notable stories from around the web that caught our eye here at HHCN:

Jefferies to Investors: ‘Home Health Is Where It’s At’—Several factors make the home health care industry worthwhile for investors, according to a recent report from global investment banking firm Jefferies. Improved reimbursement outlook, alternative payment models and merger/acquisition activity are just a few of the factors that bode well for the industry.

Walgreens, Health Insurers Push to Expand Telemedicine Services at Home—In a push toward supporting in-home care, Walgreens (NYSE: WAG) and several national health insurers have expanded their telemedicine initiatives as they hope to reach millions more consumers over the next year.

Behind the Headlines Podcast: Let’s Talk About End-Of-Life Care—In our latest “Behind the Headlines” podcast, HHCN takes a deeper look at the current state of end-of-life care. In an exclusive interview, HHCN chats with Dan Hogan, CEO of health care tech company Medalogix, to discuss the challenges home health care providers face and how technology can help in managing these transitions.

Home Care for Your Hangover—Two companies that offer “hangover remedy” services allow consumers to receive in-home care as they try to overcome the “hair of the dog” after a long night of drinking, the Dallas Observer reported this week. Though on-demand hangover remedy services are new to the Dallas area, they have been seeing some success in other cities, particularly Las Vegas.

N.Y. Times: Seniors’ Independence ‘Imprisoned’ at Home—An article from The New York Times this week explores how some seniors receiving in-home care are “imprisoned” by their frailty and limited mobility. While remaining at home gives older adults a sense of control, the article suggests that independence may ultimately be based on personal illusions.

Written by Jason Oliva