This week, Home Health Care News readers learned what ClearCare’s CEO thinks its $60 million funding round means for competitors like Honor and Hometeam, why two U.S. Senators are calling for a delay of the home health pre-claim review demonstration launch, and why one California-based home care company has branched into senior living.
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We hope you thoroughly enjoy the long weekend. Wherever you choose to spend it, feel free to daydream about aging in place at an ultra-cool home meant for just that in Japan.
CEO: $60 Million ClearCare Funding Puts Honor, Hometeam on Notice—Home care software company ClearCare has secured a $60 million funding round, led by global investment firm Battery Ventures. The investment is a vote of confidence not only in this company but in the well-established home care franchises and independent, locally owned agencies that use the ClearCare product—and a shot across the bow of tech-forward, startup rivals such as Honor and Hometeam, says ClearCare founder and CEO Geoff Nudd.
Senators Push for Pre-Claim Delay After ‘Complete Mess’ in Illinois—Two U.S. Senators have called for a controversial home health pre-claim review demonstration program to be delayed in Florida, and they reiterated concerns over how pre-claim threatens providers and patients. And their concerns appear well-founded, considering reports from providers in Illinois, where pre-claim already has been implemented.
Wage Pressures Push Home Care Provider Into Senior Living—Wage pressures have home care companies pinching pennies to get by with razor-thin profit margins, but one provider has opened a new business line to replace and recapture the business that was lost after raising prices. Select Home Care, a non-medical private duty home care provider based in California, has branched outside of taking care of seniors in their homes. The company’s founder and owner, Dylan Hull, created a separate, ancillary service line called Select Senior Living, a small assisted living business, also based in California.
This is the Most Beautiful Retirement Home on Earth—Check out this beautifully unusual way to age in place in Japan—a teepee-style home designed to accommodate two elderly women and their caregivers.
Written by Mary Kate Nelson