Most Read: Podcast Talks Home Health ‘Nightmares’

In case you missed them, here are the most popular stories grabbing Home Health Care News readers’ attention this week:

Behind the Headlines Podcast: How to Be a Home Care Hero—HHCN kicked off its podcast series “Behind the Headlines” this week, featuring the newsmakers and industry leaders shaping the future of home care. Highlighted stories include: What are “nightmares” in home health? Why did one provider need to take a “look in the mirror” before launching his own company? And much more.

M&A Trends: Home Health Companies Fetch Higher Prices, Attract Diverse Buyers—The raw data suggests that home health merger and acquisition activity has been largely consistent for nearly a decade, with deal volume holding relatively steady from year to year. A closer analysis, however, reveals that the M&A playing field is vastly different today than in the recent past.

Tell Stories with Data for Home Health Success—Data is king, and home health care agencies will lose out on critical partnerships if they don’t embrace the numbers, industry leaders agree. See what others said at a home care and hospice industry conference in Chicago this week.

Hazardous Homes Threaten Boomers’ Aging-in-Place Plans—Baby Boomers consistently say they would prefer to age in place rather than move to a senior living community or nursing home, yet there may be an important consideration that they’re overlooking: How age-friendly their homes actually are.

Home-Based Dementia Care Reduces Nursing Home Admissions—A program helped to reduce nursing home use by those with dementia by offering supports for their caregivers, according to new research that included data on 242 patient-caregivers.

Written by Jason Oliva