In case you missed it, here are the most popular Home Health Care News stories grabbing readers’ attention this past week:
‘Airbnb for Seniors’ to Replace Home Care Aides?—A startup company is launching a service akin to Airbnb’s home-sharing capabilities for vacationing renters, but with a home care focus for seniors searching for local caregivers.
Caregiver Turnover Spikes 9%, Fuels Home Care Challenges—Caregiver turnover plagues the home care industry. But increasing turnover rate coupled with the growing shortage of caregivers could leave home care agencies strapped for survival, according to industry experts during a webinar this week.
Humana Beefs Up In-Home Services with Acquisition—The acquisition this week of Your Home Advantage, a multi-state provider of nurse practitioner in-home visits, highlights the increasing importance of home care to one of the nation’s leading health care organizations.
Home Health, Skilled Nursing At Odds Over Medicare Payment Reform—Home health leaders at a recent Congressional hearing voiced strong support of proposed legislation to revamp the Medicare post-acute payment system, but the real spotlight was on the role of care coordinators in the post-acute care landscape.
Wall Street Interest in Home Care Grows After Medicare Fix—A week after Congress passed legislation to replace Medicare’s long-standing “doc-fix” and the home health care industry is already starting to look more attractive to other companies and investors, both in the health care sector and on Wall Street.
Written by Jason Oliva