Business Briefs: US CareNet Lauches NavCare

US CareNet Announces Launch of NavCare Division

National senior care services provider US CareNet announced the launch of their NavCare care management division. The new division provides chronic care and transitional care management, population health management and care coordination services for primary care providers as well as other health care providers throughout the country.

“Chronic care and transitional care management are the wave of the future in health care and we anticipate and are preparing for exponential growth in the coming year,” said NavCare and US CareNet COO Jon Wilder. “Much of our time has been spent educating about chronic care management, its cost saving benefits as well as its benefits to patients.”

Through agreements with practice groups and health care organizations in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, South Carolina, and Texas, NavCare has added more than 50,000 Medicare patients to their roles.

BrightStar Care Introduces Seven New Locations

National skilled medical and non-medical in-home care services franchise company BrightStar Care now has seven new territories in the Cleveland area. BrightStar Care offers medical and non-medical private duty home care services, as well as medical staffing.

Currently, BrightStar Care has franchises open and operating in South Dayton, Warren County and West Chester. Each location serves an average of 70 families and employs 70 RNs, therapists, LPNs, CNAs and HHAs as part of their care staff. For the expansion, BrightStar Care is in need of educated individuals who are self-motivated and have a high level of business acumen who could be prospective franchisees.

BrightStar began franchising in 2005 and now has more than 300 locations nationwide with plans to add another 50 new franchises in 2016.

GGC Announces Partnership with Southeastern Home Health Services 

Geneva Glen Capital (GGC), a private equity firm headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, has entered into a partnership to recapitalize Southeastern Home Health Services, one of the largest independent Medicare home health providers in Pennsylvania, headquartered in Bristol, Pennsylvania.

The news of GGC completing the recapitalization of Southeastern stems from its partnership with GGC Operating Partner Rick Gandersman. Southeastern is the fourth platform investment for GGC. Terms of the recapitalization were not disclosed.

In addition to traditional home health care services, Southeastern offers a wide range of specialty services to address patients’ needs, which can include heart failure disease management, palliative care, wound care and gero-psychiartic programs. Southeastern operates 16 offices across Eastern Pennsylvania and Eastern Virginia.

Gandersman will join Southeastern’s board of directors and work with CEO George Pinel and COO Bill Giammaruti, who also serve on Southeastern’s board of directors.

Well Care Home Health Partners with Health Recovery Solutions 

North Carolina-based home health agency Well Care Home Health has partnered with Health Recovery Solutions (HRS) to begin providing a telehealth remote monitoring program to Well Care’s patients across North Carolina in 43 counties.

The technology will allow Well Care Home Health to use HRS’ new Clinician Connect and Caregiver Connect mobile apps. The apps allow nurses in the field as well as the patient’s family caregivers to receive high-risk alerts from tablets that monitor and engage patients.

The software includes educational videos, teach-back quizzes, care plans and surveys to engage patients. There is also the option of customizable software that can be loaded onto tablets to provide telehealth monitoring while integrating with wireless Bluetooth devices.

Jewish Family Services Partners with Jewish Family Home Health

Jewish Family Home Care is now offering home care services to seniors in Broward County, Florida, to 650 clients. The company has 400 caregivers and matches seniors with caregivers that meet their needs.

The company offers multiple non-medical services.

Written by Alana Stramowski