Care Indeed Using VR Training to Improve Caregiver Experience, Retention

The use of virtual reality technology has steadily made its way into the senior care arena, especially when it comes to innovative senior housing communities. Overall, though, VR is a tool that is still underutilized by in-home care providers. Care Indeed is working to change that, as the company recently implemented a VR dementia training […]

Aging in Place Often Viewed as a Pipe Dream by U.S. Seniors

Aging in place is the No. 1 preference of many older adults — and it’s often made possible thanks to the services of home-based care providers. Despite the outside help of these and other health care professionals, aging in place is widely seen as a pipe dream. That’s according to a recent survey conducted by […]

M&A Advisor Predicts Spike in Creative Home Care Partnerships, Home Health Financial Struggles

Regulatory changes and industry-wide consolidation are keeping home-based care providers on their toes, especially when it comes to merger and acquisition (M&A) activity. Many predict the M&A landscape in the year ahead will be filled with high highs and low lows, thanks largely in part to the pending implementation of the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM). […]

Financial Incentives, Daily Pay Identified as Key to Fighting Staffing Shortages

While the in-home care industry faces a number of challenges, staffing still looms largest for providers. The workforce shortage can hinder everything from business growth and compliance to patient outcomes and bottom lines — but financial incentives like daily pay could help fix the problem. That’s according to the results of a recent staffing survey […]

Bay Area Home Health Provider Charged in $115M Medicare Scheme; Medicaid Fraud Defendants Plead Guilty

Home Health Provider Charged in Largest Ever Cash-for-Patient Scheme in NorCal The Bay Area’s largest home health care provider has been charged by federal prosecutors with paying doctors in a Medicare kickback scheme involving millions of dollars of payments in cash, Warriors tickets, designer handbags and more. Amity Home Health Care paid kickbacks to doctors, […]

Remote Patient Monitoring Company Health Recovery Solutions Raises $10M

As the health care industry continues to place increased value on lowering hospital readmission rates and curbing costs, companies that aid in those efforts are making a name for themselves — especially among investors. Such is the case for Health Recovery Solutions (HRS), who recently received a $10 million Series B investment from Edison Partners. […]

18% of Home Care Workers Live Below the Federal Poverty Line

Despite the exceedingly high demand for their services, one in six U.S. caregivers lives in poverty. That’s according to new data from PHI, a New York-based national research, consulting and direct care advocacy organization. The organization releases an overview of wage and employment trends in the U.S. home care workforce annually. The research gleans information […]

Nix Health to Lay Off Over 500 Home Health Workers

Nix Health reportedly told the state of Texas that it plans to close down its home health operations. Nix Health has five facilities located in San Antonio: Nix Medical Center, Nix Specialty Health Center, Nix Alamo Heights, Nix Sleep Center, Nix Primary Care Center and Nix North Orthopaedic Center. In a move expected to impact […]