Salmon Health Enters Home Care Industry Through Milford Acquisition

Massachusetts organization Salmon Health and Retirement acquired Milford Regional Medical Center’s hospice and home health operations in a transaction completed in August.  The purchase is expected to increase Salmon’s current 1,460 client base by 1,200 patients, and allow the company its first entry into the home care industry. Additionally, Salmon’s number of hospice care patients […]

Virtual Visits Next Big Thing For Virginia Home Care

Sentara Home Care recipients in Virginia will gain access to 24/7, on-demand virtual health care consultations beginning in October, Sentara and its partnering company, MDLIVE announced last week.  The adoption of MDLIVE’s telehealth platform is expected to increase Sentara’s patient capacity in time for more than 1 million Virginia residents currently uninsured to gain health […]

Hospitals Look to Home Care In Cutting Patient Readmissions

Medicare will begin penalizing 2,211 hospitals in October for having too many counts of patient readmissions, and some hospitals are looking to home health care as a solution to the readmission problem.  Severity of the Medicare penalties is based on the number of the readmissions for Medicare heart failure, heart attack and pneumonia patients between […]

Criminal Background Checks for San Antonio Private Home Care Workers?

An ordinance proposed by San Antonio Police Chief, William McManus and Councilman David Medina attempts to establish a required background check for private home care workers who are currently exempt from the requirement, reports a San Antonio Express-News article.  The effort to establish an ordinance comes after Paul Dominguez, who was providing home care for […]

Texas’ Jordan Health Services Merges with Dominion Care Home Health

San Antonio’s Dominion Care Home Health has taken on the name Jordan Health Services (JHS), after the companies merged earlier this month.  The merger, made official Aug. 13, is seen by JHS as an opportunity for the company to expand in the San Antonio market and increase its home care patient base. Both companies also […]

Home Health Industry: CMS Documentation Proposal Needs Work

A rule proposed by CMS that seeks to make documenting therapy care for patients easier has not been well-recieved by home health professionals as they believe the rule’s less flexible parameters will actually make documentation more difficult. The rule proposes a change in the way home care patients receiving therapy are evaluated by qualified therapists, […]

Retirement Length Expected to Reach 30 Years for Aging Americans?

The amount of time Americans spend in retirement is on the rise, and many aren’t aware of how it could affect their long term plans.  With life expectancy increasing and many seniors opting to enter retirement near age 62, seniors are spending more money and resources on health care as they are living longer with […]

Allina Health To Acquire ConnectCare

Minnesota’s Allina Health announced earlier this month its acquisition of non-profit home health company ConnectCare, in an effort to help expand ConnectCare’s resources and ensure the company’s longevity.  ConnectCare previously operated as a collaboration between Minnesota’s Hutchinson Area Health Care and Glencoe Regional Health Services, providing home and hospice care to both communities through its […]

Florida Gets $1 Million More to Keep Older Residents At Home

Florida’s Community Care for the Elderly Act (CCE) is set to see a $1 million increase in state funding for its program, but it could only be enough to increase services to 200 of 26,000 people on CCE’s waiting list, according to state officials.  The CCE program was started in 1973 and provides home care, legal […]