Home Care Franchisee Talks Industry Changes and Challenges

Home care franchise companies are booming, with high demand and even higher valuations. One in-home care franchisee, who has been in the game for a decade, is confident in the opportunities the next 10 years will bring. Bill and Diane Mathis, owners and operators of Always Best Care of San Diego, have just become the […]

‘Sticky’ Smartwatch for Seniors Could Improve Home Health

Home health workers are tasked with figuring out a senior’s condition when they arrive at the home, often with little prior information. They also may be working with seniors who do not want to document their vitals regularly or change their routines as needed. With these challenges in mind, one technology company is looking to streamline […]

Home Health Workers Sue Illinois Governor For Withholding Raise

Home health care workers sued the state of Illinois last week for allegedly withholding a 48-cent-per-hour raise required under a recently-passed state budget. After Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner vetoed a proposed budget in July, lawmakers enacted another budget, which included the pay raise for home health workers, specifically those that work under the Illinois Home […]

Small In-Home Care Providers Leverage Training Better

Smaller in-home care agencies may not always have the same resources as their larger counterparts, but they’ve worked out one way to get the most bang for their buck when it comes to training staff. Though larger organizations, with more than 1,000 employees, tend to have more sophisticated training technology, small organizations, with 250 or fewer […]

Millennials Solve Corporate Needs in Home Care

The youngest members of the workforce have made ideal administrators at one in-home care provider. Millennials, born between 1980 and 2000, are quickly becoming the largest group in the workforce, making their presence in home care essential. Millennials’ strengths with technology, social media and communications have made them successful in corporate roles at Idaho-based Assisting […]

HealthSouth Prioritizes Care Coordination With New Tech Platform

After uniting its home health care and facility-based post-acute care divisions, HealthSouth (NYSE: HLS) is now leveraging technology to enhance coordination across the care continuum. Birmingham, Alabama-based HealthSouth, the largest provider of post-acute services in the U.S., has announced the development of its Post-Acute (PAC) Innovation Center in partnership with Cerner Corporation (Nasdaq: CERN), a North […]

Amedisys Continues Personal Care Growth in Massachusetts

Amedisys Inc. (Nasdaq: AMED) has made yet another acquisition in the private pay arena. The company’s subsidiary, Associated Home Care, has entered into an agreement to acquire Intercity Home Care, a Malden, Massachusetts-based personal care provider. The transaction is expected to close on October 1 and will bring Amedisys’ total client count in Massachusetts to […]

5 Ways Amedisys Reduces Rehospitalization Rates

As value-based purchasing makes relationships between home health care agencies and hospitals more important than ever, one home health provider is taking a closer look at how to reduce rehospitalization rates. The new outcomes-driven model penalizes hospitals for high levels of readmission, causing them to look at their health care partners with a more critical […]

Home Health Agency Continues Legal Fight for Lost Profits

New Vision Home Heathcare, Inc., a home health care agency based in Southfield, Michigan, is taking on health insurance and managed care giant Anthem in a Medicare billing suit that seeks $20 million in lost profits. Anthem, the largest for-profit managed health care company in the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, used its subsidiary, Medicare program […]