As COVID-19 Worsens Mental Health Conditions, Home Health Providers Refocus Their Operations

For many, the COVID-19 virus and accompanying shelter-in-place orders means a worsening of mental or behavioral health conditions. For seniors already grappling with depression or anxiety, the outbreak has likely only compounded issues further. With that in mind, many home health companies — including AccentCare and Elara Caring, two of the largest providers in the […]

Humana CMO: Coronavirus Creates ‘Transformative Moment’ for Our Home Care Business

Count Humana Inc.’s chief medical officer (NYSE: HUM) among those who think the coronavirus is accelerating the U.S. health care system’s shift toward the home.  Since the COVID-19 outbreak began to ramp up in March, the Louisville, Kentucky-based insurance giant has seen a substantial demand for all sorts of in-home care services, including telehealth-powered primary […]

LHC Group Bouncing Back from COVID-19 Lows, Eying Post-Coronavirus Growth Opportunities

Devastating events have a way of changing everything, dividing time periods into the “before” and the “after.” In light of the coronavirus, that’s very much how LHC Group Inc. (Nasdaq: LHCG) approached its first-quarter 2020 earnings call, with the national emergency turning the country and the company upside down in mid-March. Before March 15, the […]

Amedisys Awaiting HHS Clarity Before Deploying $100M in CARES Act Relief Funding

Four months’ worth of surgical masks. Six months’ worth of N95 masks. One month’s worth of gowns — with an additional two months’ worth arriving soon. That’s just a quick snapshot of Amedisys Inc.’s (Nasdaq: AMED) current personal protective equipment (PPE) stockpile. As most in-home providers are facing difficulties securing PPE, Amedisys has, so far, […]

Phony Emails, Unverified Products and Price Gouging: Red Flags for In-Home Care Providers Hunting for PPE

The COVID-19 public health emergency has forced in-home care providers to become increasingly more creative when it comes to procuring personal protective equipment (PPE) — and more diligent about avoiding scams along the way. By now, it’s known that health care providers across the nation have been struggling with dwindling stockpiles of basic PPE. As […]

Voices: Joe Held, Chief Technology Officer, Forcura

This article is sponsored by Forcura. In this interview, Home Health Care News sits down with Forcura Chief Technology Officer Joe Held to learn about his career journey to the world of post-acute care technology, how Forcura is adapting to the new operating landscape under the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) and the COVID-19 remote workplace, […]

PDGM-Coronavirus Combo Straining Brookdale’s Home Health Business

Home health care services make up a relatively small portion of Brookdale Senior Living Inc.’s (NYSE: BKD) overall book of business. Still, it appears to be one of the hardest-hit areas for the Brentwood, Tennessee-based company during the coronavirus outbreak. As the largest senior living operator in the country, Brookdale has been aggressively preparing for […]

Strategic Maneuvering Helps Addus Avoid COVID-19 Disruption

New York, Chicago, Detroit and the state of Washington are some of the cities and states that have been singled out as COVID-19 hotspots. For Addus HomeCare Corporation (Nasdaq: ADUS), operating in these locations has meant lots of strategic maneuvering, especially when considering the amount of care service call-offs the Frisco, Texas-based provider has received […]