Innovative Partnerships Help Seniors Age in Place

Hospital visits are a significant problem in all areas of senior housing, and just one trip to the emergency room can make it more likely that older adults will have to move out of their homes and into housing with higher acuity care. Partnerships that bring healthcare to independent living and affordable housing settings can […]

Cable Giant Grows Home Health Venture With Trapollo Acquisition

Cox Communications, the third-largest U.S. cable company that provides digital video, Internet, telephone and home security services to nearly 6 million residences and businesses, has expanded in the home health sector after acquiring Trapollo, a national provider of managed services that enables home health agencies, healthcare providers and insurers to deploy telehealth and remote health monitoring […]

Home Health Tech Goes Next-Level in Texas

A high-tech apartment unit makes it possible to receive a physical exam without ever leaving home, NPR’s Morning Edition reported Monday. Researchers at the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) are experimenting with a live-in laboratory with health tracking technology built into furniture, appliances and floors to provide real-time information that can prevent falls in seniors […]

ACOs Struggle to Integrate Home Health Data

Home health agencies are among the least likely to easily integrate data with an accountable care organization (ACO), according to a survey by eHealth Initiative, a non-profit organization that researches, educate and advocates for better quality and efficiency in health care through information and technology. In the third annual survey, 39% of the 69 ACOs […]

LHC, Almost Family Shares Rise in Tanking Market

Amid a turbulent few months for the stock market, The Stoneridge Partners Home Health Index (HH Index), which measures the performance of three major publicly traded home health companies, found the home health market has been doing just fine. The September 1 update from Stoneridge revealed two of the three measured stocks—all listed on the NASDAQ—for […]

Can Employee Ownership End the Home Health Wage Wars?

Only a few weeks ago, home health care workers won a huge victory in a federal appeals court that made them eligible for the same minimum wage and overtime protections that nearly all workers are guaranteed. Since then, industry leaders have called for a review of the decision by the Supreme Court. Home care workers face […]

Business Briefs: New Sentara CEO, Almost Family Completes Acquisition

Sentara Healthcare Announces CEO Stepping Down Sentara Healthcare, a not-for-profit health care system in Virginia and North Carolina, announced CEO David L. Bernd will be stepping down to retire after 21 years of leading the company. Howard P. Kern, who has served as president and chief operating officer, will assume the role of CEO in […]