Must-Read News: No HHGM—For Now

Happy Monday, Home Health Care News readers. It was a busy week, so catch up with our must-read news before the start of a new seven-day stretch. Keep reading to see our top stories from last week. Here’s what caught our eye around the web: A hospice administrator in Texas was convicted of capital murder, theft and […]

Nashville Home Care Provider Expands to Texas

Bluebird Homecare, a Nashville, Tennessee-based home care company, has acquired Champion Caregivers in Fort Worth, Texas, and is looking to keep expanding. The company has five locations, including the addition in Fort Worth, and has been in operation since 2015. “I expect that we will be in three more markets by March 2018,” CEO Stuart Brunson […]

How Much Home Health Care Employees Are Making

Salaries for home health care and hospice employees rose modestly from 2016 to 2017, according to the 2017-2018 Homecare Salary & Benefits report from Hospital & Healthcare Compensation Service (HCS). HCS provides salary and benefits studies and custom marketplace studies for the health care industry. From 2016 to 2017, all positions in home health care […]

Home Health Agencies Are Missing Out on $2.5 Billion in Revenue

The home health care industry is missing out on billions in revenue from patients who are recommended for care after a discharge from a hospital—but never receive it. The opportunity to capture these patients and provide home health care services represents about $2.5 billion, according to Excel Health, which provides health care analytics in the home health, […]

Hospice Investigation Reveals Rampant Missed Visits and Neglect

Missed visits and neglect are widespread for patients dying at home, according to an investigation of the hospice industry from Time and Kaiser Health News. The investigation took a look at 20,000 government inspection records, some of which described horrific cases that left patients in pain in their final days and families unsure of what to […]

Business Briefs: AccentCare Expands JV

AccentCare Expands Joint Venture with Asante Oregon-based health system Asante has expanded its existing home health joint venture with AccentCare, a Dallas-based home care, home health and hospice care provider. The expansion was effective October 1, 2017, and creates AccentCare Asante Home Health. The two health care organizations have been in a joint venture for […]

Tax Dollars Stretched as In-Home Care Demand Rises

As demand for senior services such as in-home care grows, conflicts over spending, services and zoning for local governments will increase, The Washington Post reported. And most localities are not well prepared to pay for the rising cost of their aging residents, the Post found.  For example, senior services in Fairfax County, Virginia, helped increase spending by about […]