Senior Tech Company Enters Home Health Market after Rebrand

Fresh off a five-year rebranding initiative, a senior care technology company has entered the home health market with the launch of a new product geared at consumers.  Formerly Tel-Tron, the newly-rebranded Silversphere has been in existence for more than six decades with 30 years of senior living-specific experience. It’s now shifting focus from customer-centric to resident-centric, […]

Home Health Aides Account for 26% of Medicaid Criminal Convictions

Home health care aides notched the highest percentage of criminal convictions in cases brought by State Medicaid Fraud Control Units last year, most commonly involving fraud.  Medicaid’s fraud units recovered nearly $2.5 billion in criminal and civil investigations in fiscal year 2013, according to the Annual Report released by the Department of Health and Human Services Office of the […]

Home Care Company Finds Success in Acute Care Partnership

An in-home care company has joined a nationwide partnership with a group of medical institutions aimed at reducing preventable hospital readmissions by providing resources and education to patient and their families for post-acute care. Home Care Assistance of Minneapolis’ new Hospital to Home Care program has a goal of arming families with the resources they […]

Netherlands Takes Memory Care to a Whole New Place

The Netherlands has taken the question of how to care for those with memory impairments and answered it by creating an entire dementia village.  In 2009, the country became home to De Hogeweyk—translated in English as Dementiavillage—as a place for people with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia to safely shop, cook, and live together, writes […]

Time Warner Alliance Gives Health Care Providers ‘Virtual Visits’ Ability

A partnership between a Time Warner Cable division and a video conferencing system has created an affordable home health monitoring “breakthrough” offering meant to improve follow-up care for patients once they’re back at home. Time Warner Cable Business Class and Tely Labs, the maker of the telyHD videoconferencing platform, are launching a trial for ‘Virtual […]

Obama’s 2015 Budget Proposes $98 Billion More of Home Health Cuts

The home health industry is potentially facing up to nearly $200 billion of reimbursement cuts in the next 10 years.  President Obama’s 2015 budget proposal, released Tuesday, contains home health copayments for Medicare beneficiaries along with cuts to post-acute care provider reimbursements for the next decade.  The proposed budget suggests reducing the Market Basket Index […]

Washington Post: U.S. Faces Impending Shortage of Caregivers

There’s an impending shortage of caregivers in the U.S. at the same time the nation’s aging population is rapidly increasing, writes the Washington Post of a looming “caregiver cliff.”  President Obama during his January State of the Union address called the nation’s millions of family caregivers “humble heroes,” the article notes, while AARP valued unpaid family caregiving […]

Home Health Study Highlights Who Medicare Cuts Will Impact

New analyses on home health beneficiaries highlights suggests older women and minorities will be disproportionately impacted from cuts to Medicare reimbursements stemming from the Affordable Care Act. A majority of home health beneficiaries and caregivers are women, and Medicare home health beneficiaries are among the most vulnerable of all Medicare beneficiaries, finds analysis completed by […]

Bayada Invests $10 Million More into India Home Health Expansion

U.S.-based Bayada Home Health Care Inc. recently announced a $10 million investment into a home health provider in India it which it owns a stake, with plans to expand the company’s regional presence.  The multi-million dollar investment into India Home Health Care Pvt. Ltd. comes following Bayada’s October 2013 purchase of a 26% stake in the company.  Philadelphia-based […]

New Care Innovations Partnership Expands Home Health Solutions

A new partnership between Intel-GE Care Innovations and Caradigm will expand current offerings for patient engagement and home health solutions.  The partnership will focus on leveraging growth in home monitoring data via Care Innovations’ remote patient monitoring solutions and smart sensor technologies in conjunction with the Caradigm Intelligence Platform. Doing so is expected to produce […]