How the Right Caregiver Training Can Reduce Turnover

Hiring and retaining employees is a huge focus for most home care agencies this year. Turnover is at an all-time high, but, as it turns out, recognizing caregivers for their hard work and offering them opportunities to continue their education may help agencies reduce turnover. Providing ongoing training to caregivers also correlates with the rate of […]

Business Briefs: 24Hr HomeCare Enters Into New Partnership

24Hr HomeCare and Partners in Care Foundation Form Partnership The San Fernando, California-based nonprofit community organization Partners in Care Foundation has partnered with 24Hr HomeCare to create Partners24. The arrangement is a private label partnership that offers in-home care services such as assistance with daily living activities, according to a press release. Patients of Partners24 […]

ClearCare Announces Acquisition of HomeTrak

ClearCare, a technology company that provides software as a service (SaaS) and mobile tech options to the home health industry has acquired Ontario-based private duty software company HomeTrak, according to a press release Wednesday. Based in San Francisco, ClearCare will continue to support HomeTrak’s Companion products, which offer private duty agencies a tech platform to […]

Boosting Wages Is Not The Only Answer To The Caregiver Crisis

Across the industry, home health agencies are struggling with high turnover rates among caregivers and dealing with rising labor costs. While boosting caregiver wages can aid in caregiver retention, it isn’t the only mechanism to deal with turnover, according to Caitlin Connolly, home care fair pay campaign coordinator at the National Employment Law Project. Agencies must be willing […]

How Home Health Can Achieve the ‘Wow Factor’ with Patients

When home health providers think of the “patient experience,” high-quality care is likely what comes to mind first. In reality, physical care may just be one aspect of an outstanding patient experience. The real definition of patient experience can be beyond what providers and caregivers are used to, Joyce Boin, principal consultant at Strategic Health Care Solutions, explained […]

Business Briefs: Sodexo Acquires UK Home Care Provider

Sodexo Expands Home Care Market in UK Quality of life services provider Sodexo has announced the acquisition of UK home care provider Prestige Nursing + Care. The acquisition will help expand Sodexo’s private-pay home care market in the UK, as well as build on the company’s brand Comfort Keepers, according to a press release Monday. […]

Home Care Provider Brings Personal Chef to Seniors

Home care agencies tackle many different aspects of aging in place, and arguably one of the most important areas is nutrition. That’s why one provider has launched a pilot program with a wellness company to provide healthy cooking sessions for seniors. New York-based Alliance Homecare provides home care services, including home health, to seniors in […]

Business Briefs: LHC Group, Hometeam

Hometeam to Offer 12 Weeks Paid Maternity Leave New York-based home care startup Hometeam has announced it will offer 12 weeks of paid family leave for its caregivers who are the primary carer, male or female. The company is also offering two weeks of paid family leave for child-caring partners. The paid family leave is for caregivers who have […]

Home Instead Taps Workers, Industry for Innovative Ideas

A multinational home care company that used to allow franchise owners to submit their ideas through a comment box in its offices has upgraded to an online platform. And the company is now taking its search for innovative ideas directly to its franchise owners—and beyond. Omaha-based Home Instead Senior Care, a major non-medical franchise home care […]

Tips for Home Health Success in New Payment Models

There are over 80 different payment models in Medicare and Medicaid, but certain strategies can contribute to success in various new frameworks, helping home health agencies increase referrals and stand out from the competition Alternative payment models can enable agencies to do more for their patients, provide better skills for workers and lower costs, Najla Wahid, […]