Home Health Industry Headed for Post-COVID ‘Hangover’ Phase

Among its many impacts, the COVID-19 emergency signaled the decentralization of health care and the disruption of M&A activity. When it comes to post-acute care, skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) and other institutional care settings additionally saw patients migrate into the home in order to avoid the spread of the virus. Amedisys CEO and President Paul […]

WelbeHealth’s PACE Program Expands Its Footprint, Launches Home-Based Care Model

WelbeHealth, a Menlo Park, California-based operator of PACE programs, has plans to expand into the Fresno region. In light of the COVID-19 public health emergency, the new program will launch under a home-based care model, with the aim of providing safe care for seniors. “Keeping our seniors safe and thriving is our top priority, so […]

How LHC Group Became a ‘Custom Builder’ of In-Home Health Care Partnerships

LHC Group Inc. (Nasdaq: LHCG) has become known for its aggressive joint venture strategy over the years. But like any relationship, healthy JVs require ingenuity, commitment and compromise — otherwise, they risk going bad. For the Lafayette, Louisiana-based LHC Group, a key secret to success has also been its “all health care is local,” community-first […]

CareFinders Adds to Executive Team; Home Helpers Lands New Marketing Talent

CareFinders announces new leadership hires CareFinders Total Care has expanded its executive leadership team, naming Glenn Williams as the company’s new chief financial officer and Mary Morrisey-Gabriel as its new senior vice president of growth. Founded in 1995, Hackensack, New Jersey-based CareFinders provides home health care services to more than 8,500 patients throughout New Jersey, […]

Verma: CMS Holding Off on Medicare Loan Recoupment, Keeping Tabs on Congress

Home health providers that have been waiting for the Medicare advance and accelerated loan repayment process to begin will have to wait a little bit longer. While the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has yet to release an official statement, Administrator Seema Verma has confirmed the agency will hold off on the […]

Heal, Clover Health Working to Make In-Home Primary Care Mainstream

Years ago, before brick-and-mortar offices were needed to house the complex medical equipment used by health care professionals, the majority of doctor-patient interactions took place in the home. The combination of value-based care initiatives, Medicare Advantage (MA) growth and the COVID-19 emergency has now created a perfect storm for making home-based primary care mainstream again. […]

Griswold Home Care CEO: Operators Must Have an ‘Amazon Prime’ Mentality to Caregiver Recruitment

Blue Bell, Pennsylvania-based Griswold Home Care is finding its stride after a key leadership addition to start the year. The large home care franchiser named Michael Slupecki CEO in February — and it’s been a journey ever since. Slupecki, who previously served as CFO of the national specialty pharmacy BioMatrix before joining Griswold, had only […]

Growth During Uncertainty: How In-Home Care Providers View 2020 and Beyond

For most in-home care providers, the uncertainty caused by the impact of the public health emergency still casts a wide shadow. That’s according to recent findings from an Axxess-HHCN survey released earlier this week. The survey, conducted online from July 14 through Aug. 3, included responses from more than 300 home-based care professionals. Of those […]

Jet Health Purchases Carrington Hospice Care; VNAs Reach Merger Agreement

Jet Health acquires Carrington Hospice Care Home health provider Jet Health Inc. announced it has acquired Carrington Hospice Care Inc. Irvine, California-based Jet Health provides physical, speech and occupational therapy services, plus skilled nursing, hospice and personal care. Medical social services are also part of Jet Health’s business mix. The company operates in Texas, New […]

Synergy HomeCare CEO: Demand for Core Home Care Services Is Returning

Roughly 35% of people who seek out care for aging family members don’t have local support when it comes to personal care. That’s according to recent data from Synergy HomeCare, a Gilbert, Arizona-based non-medical home care franchise that offers companionship services, in addition to personal assistance, housekeeping, live-in care and 24-hour home care services. Synergy’s […]