Walgreens, Health Insurers Push to Expand Telemedicine Services at Home

In a push toward supporting in-home care, Walgreens (NYSE: WAG), along with national health insurers, have expanded their telemedicine initiatives, hoping to reach millions more consumers by next year.  The Deerfield, Illinois-based national drugstore chain, which launched its telehealth smartphone app late last year, said it will be expanding the tech to both tablets and […]

Why Home Care Is Hot In Hollywood

Personal assistants, chefs and drivers, concierge services, medication management — it sounds like the perfect recipe for luxury home care services. And for celebrities in Hollywood, that’s just what it is. Receiving personalized help at home is a booming trend among older red carpet regulars looking to age in place without having to make any […]

Hillary Clinton Tells Fight For 15: “We Need You”

As minimum-wage workers across the country continue their fight for higher wages, those in the home care industry were given a boost of support by Hillary Clinton, whose endorsement has put the Fight For 15 movement back into the mainstream media. “Home care workers and adjunct professors, all of you should not have to march in […]

Survey Reveals Struggles of In-Home Caregivers

Home is where the health care is — at least that’s what the latest data shows. Roughly half of care recipients live in their own home, according to a survey of more than 1,200 Americans age 18 and older who provide care to an adult. The “Caregiving in the U.S. 2015” study, conducted by the National […]

CarePort Raises $3.8 Million to Improve Hospitals’ Post-Acute Care Placement

CarePort Health, a Boston-based tech company, has closed $3.8 million in financing to drive its growth, the company announced this week.  With the new capital, CarePort will extend its platform capabilities to provide information for providers to collaborate in the management of patients in post-acute settings.   “The first step in the journey starts at the […]

40% of Wealthy Unprepared for Costs of Home Care

Despite the overwhelming preference among older Americans to age in place, new research shows that even the wealthy aren’t prepared for the costs of home health care.  In fact, nearly 40% of the affluent cohort have not financially prepared for these costs, according to the 2015 U.S. Trust “Insights on Wealth and Worth” survey, which polled 640 individuals […]

Most Read: Home Health Margins Plummet, Retaining Staff on a Budget

In case you missed them, here are the most popular stories grabbing Home Health Care News readers’ attention this week: Home Health Providers Reel as Margins Plummet — Profit margins for U.S. home health agencies have been in free-fall over the past four years, compromising large, publicly traded companies and putting smaller providers in even more serious […]

‘Power of Attorney’ Has New Meaning in $2.6 Million Home Health Scheme

In the latest instance of home health care fraud, the former in-house counsel of an Ocean County, New Jersey-based home health care company has admitted to stealing more than $2.6 million from his former employer, according to the Department of Justice (DOJ).  Matthew S. Neugeboren pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Mary L. Cooper in […]