Movers & Shakers: BrightStar Adds to Leadership Team, Hope Hospice Hires New CEO

BrightStar Care Adds to Leadership Team In-home care franchise company BrightStar Care has made an addition to its senior leadership team, tapping Pete First to serve as its new vice president of franchise development. Headquartered in Chicago, BrightStar is a national private-duty home care and medical staffing franchise with more than 300 locations. The franchise […]

Home Health Providers Shift to Mobile Tech, ‘Upskilling’ Tools for Staffing Success

Home health aides are more apt to apply for open positions using a smartphone instead of browser-based resources, such as Monster or Indeed, that many agencies typically use for recruiting. Similarly, aides are more likely to stay at a home health agency when that agency invests in technology-based solutions focused on “upskilling.” Washington, D.C.-based venture […]

CMS Makes Latest Update to Home Health Compare

The latest update to Home Health Compare is in — with nearly all measures seeing improvement. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) officially updated its Home Health Compare results Wednesday. Home Health Compare is an online tool where consumers can look up quality of care and other information about home health providers. CMS typically […]

Nova Leap Purchases Home Health Business, Molina Healthcare Sells Pathways

Nova Leap Completes New Hampshire Home Health Care Acquisition Nova Leap Health Corp. (TSXV: NLH), an international provider of personal home care and support services, has completed its acquisition of the business assets of New Hampshire-based Living at Home SeniorCare. Nova Leap is a Canadian company based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The execution of the definitive […]

Home Instead Steps Up Advertising Game With ‘The Third Stair’

A middle-aged man and woman sit down at a circular table, their arms stretched outward toward an older gentleman with silver hair, wearing a sweater vest, sitting across from them. “Dad, we need to talk about something important,” the middle-aged man says. The important — yet difficult — conversation about to unfold is about long-term […]

Top Home Care Franchises Based on Sales

Led by Home Instead Senior Care, Interim HealthCare and Visiting Angels, more than a dozen home care agencies earned spots in Franchise Times’ latest Top 200+ ranking. The Franchise Times Top 200+ ranking, published every October, highlights hundreds of the largest U.S. franchises based on sales growth. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Franchise Times is a national […]

Homecare Homebase, Excel Health to Help Providers Forge Referral Partner Ties

Two popular resources for some of the biggest home health and hospice providers in the industry are joining forces to share their respective strengths. Dallas-based Homecare Homebase (HCHB) and Atlanta-based Excel Health announced Tuesday that they’re teaming up through a new strategic alliance meant to “revolutionize” business development for HCHB’s customers. By working together, the […]

Nearly Half of Hospice Providers Uncertain They Would Survive an Audit

As demand for end-of-life services has grown, governmental watchdogs sniffing out fraud, waste and abuse have turned their attention to U.S. hospice providers of all shapes and sizes. But the industry may not be ready to face that heightened scrutiny. Optima Healthcare Solutions — an Alpharetta, Georgia-based company that provides cloud-based billing, clinical and operational software […]

Top 10 Reasons Caregivers Leave Home Care Agencies

Poor communication, challenging work hours and a lack of recognition are among the top reasons caregivers leave their home care agencies, according to the latest insights from research firm Home Care Pulse. Other prominent reasons include difficult commutes, lackluster training and disappointing compensation. Undoubtedly, there are several explanations and triggers that cause caregivers to quit […]

Tech Roundup: Google Assistant Investment Program Backs Aiva Health, Companionship Startup Launches

Google Assistant Investment Program Invests in Aiva Health Aiva Health, a Los Angeles-based startup looking to provide a hands-free operating system for health care organizations, has secured investment from the Google Assistant Investment Program. The investment amount was not disclosed. Founded in 2016, Aiva Health uses Google Home, Amazon Echo and other “smart speakers” to […]