LHC Group’s Innovation Head: COVID-19 Will Define How People See SNFs, Long-Term Care Facilities for a Generation

During the peak of the coronavirus outbreak, LHC Group Inc. (Nasdaq: LHCG) executives were working seven days a week at the company’s Lafayette, Louisiana-based headquarters, practicing social distancing and running a workforce that was largely operating from home. Similar to other home health providers, LHC Group faced declining visits and general uncertainty during the first […]

Live-In Home Care Offers Advantages, But Financial Barriers Often Make It Unrealistic

One of the most surefire ways to maintain the caregiver-client relationship during the COVID-19 outbreak — without worrying about increased infection risk — is live-in care. Over the last few months, live-in care has allowed many individuals who need regular, hands-on care in the home to receive those supportive services without interruption. At the same […]

What Home-Based Care Agencies Need to Know About OSHA’s New Guidelines

In an effort to ease some of the COVID-19 burden, federal regulators have relaxed certain restrictions on home-based care providers since the Trump administration declared a public health emergency on March 13. But while the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and other agencies loosen their grip, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) […]

‘Innovators Will Succeed’: Why Home-Based Care Agencies Need to Start Adapting to the New Normal

Both during and after the COVID-19 crisis, success will favor the innovators. Providers that can adjust their business operations accordingly and keep up with the sweeping regulatory changes will have a massive advantage moving forward. Conversely, those resistant to the new, post-coronavirus normal run the risk of being left behind. “The easy prediction is that […]

International PE Fund Sets Sights on US Home Health Care Market

An international private equity fund that aims to make a social impact with its investments is now tying itself to home health care in the U.S. London-based Bridges Fund Management was started overseas in 2002. Now, its U.S. Sustainable Growth Fund is making its mark domestically as a lower- to middle-market private equity fund that […]

New Technologies Reshaping the Future of the Home Amid COVID-19

“The future of health care is in the home.” Home-based care operators have been saying and hearing this for years, but the question remains: What does that future look like? And how does the coronavirus possibly reshape that image? Recently, home-based care models have touted their ability to better deal with the COVID-19 crisis, resulting […]

Savvy Home Health Providers May Look to Cash In on Behavioral Health, AI Interest

Despite the considerable headwinds that COVID-19 has created for the U.S. health care system, there are still a few sectors in which investment remains strong. Those areas include telehealth, behavioral health and artificial intelligence. Each has had steady backing since President Donald Trump declared a public health emergency in mid-March, according to a new report […]