Amedisys Sees Opportunity in Competitors’ Mergers

Amedisys (Nasdaq: AMED) sees an opportunity among major consolidation in the home health care industry, CEO Paul Kusserow said at the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco on Wednesday. With competitors Almost Family (Nasaq: AFAM) and LHC Group (Nasdaq: LHCG) announcing their merger at the end of 2017, and Humana (NYSE: HUM) acquiring a 40% stake in […]

Hospital Aims to Catch High ER Users at Home

A rural hospital in Pendleton, Oregon, is implementing a community health worker program targeting patients who frequently show up in the emergency department (ED) and who don’t qualify for home health care or hospice care. But home health and hospice providers should still pay attention, as CHI St. Anthony’s experience in targeting so-called “frequent fliers” […]

Golden Girls-Inspired Housing Offers Home Care, Affordability

Seniors in Nashville, Tennessee, seeking a manageable home environment could live out their golden years in a rental housing program that combines affordable housing with home care services. Drawing inspiration from the sitcom “The Golden Girls,” the HouseShare Nashville program was created by independent real estate investor Mary Wester and launched by Nashville home care […]

Home Care Could Help Target Preventable Health Care Use

Partnerships with providers of social services could be an avenue for reducing preventable health care use in older adults, and in-home care providers can play a role. With social determinants of health and population health becoming more prominent in health care, cross-sectoral partnerships with Area Agencies on Aging (AAA) could give home care and home health agencies […]

From Hollywood to Home Care: Anti-Harassment Initiative Flags Caregiver Concerns

Sexual harassment has been in the national spotlight, with multiple celebrities and executives felled by revelations of their mistreatment of colleagues. Now, the conversation has shifted to less glamorous industries, and home care and home health agencies should be ready. In response to the many scandals, 300 female Hollywood executives and other figures, including actress Reese Witherspoon, television […]

Shareholder Opposition Unlikely to Derail Kindred Deal

Since a major shareholder of Kindred Healthcare (NYSE: KND) announced its opposition to a $4.1 billion takeover deal by Humana (NYSE: HUM), the nation’s largest home health care provider has remained mum. Brigade Capital, a New York-based private equity firm which owns a 5.8% stake in Kindred, said it would vote against the transaction under its current […]

Home Health Transactions: Noor, Care Advantage, Summa Health

Noor Inc. acquires Texas home health provider Noor Inc., based in New York City, acquired San Antonio, Texas-based home health care provider Restorative Health Care, Staffing Industry Analysts reported on Dec. 11. Restorative Health Care, which provides nursing and therapy services, including registered nurses and occupational, physical and speech therapy services, has four offices and more […]

Physician Assistants Could Be Untapped Resource in Home Care

Nurse practitioners (NPs) are in high demand in the long-term care (LTC) sector, but physician assistants (PAs) could help in many of the same roles—if home health employers can convince them to come. That’s according to a new report from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), which examined job postings for nurse practitioners (NPs) […]

Humana Focuses on Value in Purchase of Kindred Stake

Value creation is the name of the game in Humana’s (NYSE: HUM) deal with two private equity firms to acquire Kindred Healthcare (NYSE: KND) for approximately $4.1 billion, William Fleming, Humana’s president of health care services, told Home Health Care News. The deal, in which Humana and TPG Capital and Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe (WCAS) arranged to pay $9 […]

Top Private Duty Home Care Stories of 2017

From robots to nursing shortages, Home Health Care News covered a range of topics in the private duty sector in 2017. Here are the top private duty stories for the year. And if you haven’t yet, make sure to catch up on our overall top posts for 2017. 1. February 28—HomeHero Closure Casts Shadow Over Home […]