Home Care Offers Senior Living Providers Promising Growth

For senior living providers looking to grow their service offerings, home care has often been a viable sector to execute their expansion plans. But there are different schools of thought on how to branch into the space depending on the organization. The dynamic health care landscape is providing the momentum for senior living providers to […]

Telehealth Growth Shows No Signs of Slowing Down

Whether it’s video conferencing from 1,000 miles away or wearable fitness trackers, telehealth technologies have been a burgeoning health care solution in the last few years, and they will continue to be a driver in improving outcomes in the years to come, a recent survey suggests. A spike in remote monitoring since 2013 and greater […]

State Policies Make Home Care Harder to Access

Home care has been long touted as the more cost-effective alternative to assisted living and nursing home care, for both seniors and governments. However, some states are making it harder for seniors to access this less-expensive alternative, and it’s costing them big money.  Two recent audit reports from Louisiana and Georgia show states are dragging […]

D.C. Court Hears Home Care Minimum Wage, Overtime Arguments

The ongoing debate on whether home care workers should be afforded minimum wage and overtime protections entered a new chapter Thursday in a Washington, D.C. courtroom. Three judges with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit heard oral arguments from attorneys in the case Home Care Association, et al. v. Weil, […]

Group Purchasing Grows as Home Care Financing Option

A nonprofit group is making access to private duty home care more affordable for Boston seniors via a new membership-based program that offers a variety of services to help older adults age in place, in the latest demonstration of a growing nationwide movement known as the Village model. Earlier this month, Ethos formally launched JP@Home, […]

Startup Serves Up Home Care One Meal at a Time

It doesn’t matter how old you are, eating is vital to living an independent and healthy life. But for some seniors living at home, the task of cooking and preparing meals can put that independence, as well as their own personal health, in check. Enter: Chefs for Seniors, a company based in Madison, Wis., that […]

The Top States for Home Health Visits

The number of annual home health visits has declined steadily over the past few years; however, there have been some dramatic exceptions when looking from state-to-state, new industry research finds. Nationally, home health visits are down 2.2% at approximately 112.2 million visits in 2013. In 2012, the market logged roughly 114.8 million, according to Healthcare […]

Market for ‘Home Health Hub’ Tech Set to Explode

As the number of people using home health care technologies is expected to swell to 78.5 million over the next five years, so too will the market for “hubs” that collect and transmit data from these devices, says a report released this week.  Home health hubs, also called home health gateways, will be a growing part […]

Most Read: Airbnb for Seniors, Humana Beefs Up In-Home Services

In case you missed it, here are the most popular Home Health Care News stories grabbing readers’ attention this past week: ‘Airbnb for Seniors’ to Replace Home Care Aides?—A startup company is launching a service akin to Airbnb’s home-sharing capabilities for vacationing renters, but with a home care focus for seniors searching for local caregivers. […]