Illinois, California Considering Wage Hikes For Home Care Workers

Policymakers in two of the largest U.S. states—Illinois and California—are moving forward with plans to increase wages for some home care workers. In Illinois, state senators on Tuesday passed legislation that would effectively boost home care workers’ wages by at least $1 per hour from the current average of $10.98 per hour by July 1, 2018. Under the legislation, […]

Movers & Shakers: Amedisys Names Chief HR Officer

Amedisys Hires New Chief Human Resources Officer Baton Rouge, Louisiana-based home health, hospice and personal care company Amedisys, Inc. (Nasdaq: AMED) announced Tuesday that it has found its new top HR officer. Sharon Brunecz will join Amedisys as chief human resource officer, replacing Larry Pernosky, who recently announced his retirement. Prior to joining Amedisys, Brunecz […]

M&A and Financing Newsflash: AccentCare Acquisitions, Swift Medical Raises $11.6 Million

AccentCare Makes Two Acquisitions in Texas Dallas-based AccentCare, Inc. has added to its growing client base by acquiring Community Connection Home Health’s personal care services segment and Q & A Health Services. The two acquisitions will likely add about 400 new clients, AccentCare told HHCN via email. The company declined to disclose the purchase price. Community […]