Business Briefs: National Home Health’s New CEO
National Home Health Care Corp. Names New CEO
National Home Health Care Corp., the parent company of several home care services providers, has named Stan Dennis as CEO. Dennis succeeds Steven Fialkow, who is retiring after 33 years with the company. Dennis will remain on the company’s board.
National Home Health is headquartered in Scarsdale, New York, and is a regional provider, reaching more than 10,000 patients with long-term health care requirements daily across New York,Connecticut, New Jersey, and Massachusetts. National Home Health is a portfolio company of Blue Wolf Capital Partners LLC since an affiliate purchased the company in March 2016. The company offers nursing care, personal care and cognitive and rehabilitation services.
Prior to joining National Home Health, Dennis was a senior operating executive at private equity firm Welsh, Carson, Anderson and Stowe. He previously served as president and COO of naviHealth. He also served as executive vice president of Optum and CEO of Local Care Delivery, United Health Group’s physician enterprise.
Caregiver USA Launches New Platform
Dublin, Ohio-based CaregiverUSA Corporation, which seeks to provide quality home care for those in need of care such as nursing aide services, homemaker, companion care, child care and respite care, has launched its new online platform, www.bookacare.com. The website allows people to find, evaluate, hire and review qualified caregivers.
“We are excited about our new website launch and the robust platform it provides for people who seek home care and match them with compassionate caregivers,” Shinji Yue, CaregiverUSA’s CEO, said in a statement. “We belie that this new site will allow our members to have the ideal user experience as we continue to grow and increase our market presence.”
Careseekers can create profiles with their schedules, when they or a family member needs a caregiver, choose whichever caregiver they want and set their preferred payment range for their caregiver. Caregivers can also search for job postings and apply for them if they match with the careseekers’ requirements. Caregivers on the platform have been background checked and selected through a stringent process.
Home Care Association of America Partners with Institute for Professional Care Education
Home Care Association of America (HCAOA), a home care industry trade association with more than 2,500 member companies across the United States, has partnered with the Institute for Professional Care Education (IPCed), a national training and certification organization the specializes in the training and care for senior care providers. The partnership aims to create a new standard of training and education for the private pay home care industry.
“Organizations that provide quality training to their caregivers not only provide better care, they are better able to recruit and retain quality workers and have higher client satisfaction ratings,” Sharon Brothers, IPCed’s founder and CEO, said in a statement.”We’re excited to be partnering with HCAOA to help raise the standards of training for member home care providers so that they can focus on improving the quality of services overall.”
Through the partnership, IPCed and HCAOA will offer training resources to members that will include certifications in special care needs as well as core training and education for caregivers. HCAOA members will be eligible for discounts and have exclusive access to training programs designed to enhance the professionalism of their agencies.
Fayette Home Health Care Supply Opens New Offices
Fayette Home Health Care Supply LLC has opened new offices and showroom in Fayette County, Ohio. The company, which first opened its doors in 1994, is a durable medical equipment (DME) business that rents or sells medical equipment and supplies 13 counties in central and southern Ohio.
The company has a complete line of medical equipment available and utilities its showroom for bidding that goes on with insurance companies. The showroom allows customers to see what’s available and what best firs their home care needs.
Connect America Acquires Home Buddy
Connect American, the largest independent provider of Personal Emergency Response Systems (PERS) in North America, has acquired Home Buddy, LLC, one of the largest providers of medical alert and medication dispensing systems in the state of Kansas. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Wichita-based Home Buddy will continue to operate from its current location. The healthcare division of Connect America markets its medical alert and mobile alert products to home health care companies, Medicaid agencies, hospital, drugstore businesses and managed care organizations throughout the country.
Home Buddy is the fifth company in the U.S. to be acquired by Connect America’s Healthcare Division over the past two years.
Written by Amy Baxter