Honor Touts Employee Loyalty, Preps to Cast Wider Net for Talent

Home care agencies throughout the United States often face difficulties in finding and keeping their caregivers, which are tasks sometimes made even more challenging by providers’ inability to offer competitive wages and steady hours. Honor, buoyed by scale and a technology platform, says it’s succeeding in cracking the retention code. The San Francisco-based home care […]

Dozens of NYC Home Care Agencies Investigated, Fined for Labor Violations

Throughout the past several months, New York City officials have been investigating area home care agencies following reports of widespread noncompliance with labor laws and regulations. Findings from the major enforcement initiative — which has already resulted in tens of thousands of dollars in restitution and fines — were formally announced Tuesday by the New York […]

LHC Group, Addus Discuss Growth and Payer Partnerships

Executives from LHC Group (Nasdaq: LHCG) and Addus HomeCare Corporation (Nasdaq: ADUS) highlighted the growth of their respective companies on Wednesday, while also providing updates on key acquisitions and prospective partnerships with payer sources. Keith Myers, chairman and CEO of LHC Group, and Dirk Allison, president and CEO of Addus, provided insight into their companies’ […]

Home Care Industry Strives to Stay Off ‘Regulatory Menu’

Throughout the past few years, home-based care — especially the private-duty industry — has gained greater recognition as a key part of the overall health care continuum. With that increased prominence, though, has come greater scrutiny. As part of an increase in attention, home health and hospice providers alike have made strategic moves to add […]

M&A and Financing Newsflash: Homewatch CareGivers Expands, CorLife Adds Home Health Company

Homewatch CareGivers has made a string of new business announcements related to location ownership and franchise expansion. Greenwood  Village, Colorado-based Homewatch Caregivers provides home-based care services for seniors, individuals with developmental and physical disabilities, and those who recently underwent surgeries. Homewatch Caregivers has more than 200 franchised units across 34 U.S. states, as well as […]

Baby Boomers Shake Off ‘Seniors,’ ‘Perennials’ and Other Aging Labels

Home-based care providers may need to rethink how they refer to their baby boomer clients, as many have rejected traditional labels describing older adults in favor of more inventive alternatives. Indeed, the widely accepted tag of “senior” seems to be on its way out, along with other labels such as “aged” or “elderly,” which never […]

Heart Failure Patients Likelier to Be Re-Hospitalized if Receiving Home Health

Home health providers throughout the industry often tout their success in curbing hospital readmissions. Exactly how well providers hit on that mission, though, is being called into question. Medicare patients hospitalized for heart failure and referred to a home health agency for care after discharge may be at “a significantly higher risk” of 30-day all-cause […]

Amedisys Invests in Predictive Analytics Firm Medalogix to Drive Value-Based Strategy

Amedisys, Inc. (Nasdaq: AMED) has landed a minority stake in predictive analytics firm Medalogix. As one of the largest independent home health, hospice and personal care companies in the country, Amedisys has been actively striving to establish arrangements and partnerships with managed care organizations. Its Medalogix investment, announced on Wednesday, will advance that goal by […]

CMS Releases Latest Version of Comprehensive Home Health Data Set

As part of its ongoing mission to increase transparency and better inform health care stakeholders, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has rolled out the fourth version of a massive data set highlighting utilization, payment and demographic information culled from thousands of home health providers. Released on Tuesday, the Home Health Agency Public […]