M&A and Financing Newsflash: Addus Finalizes $40 Million Ambercare Deal

Addus Completes Purchase of Ambercare Frisco, Texas-based Addus HomeCare Corporation (Nasdaq: ADUS) announced Tuesday it has completed its deal to buy Ambercare Corporation, Inc., a personal care, hospice and home health services provider headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Addus provides home care services to more than 36,000 clients through 142 offices in more than two dozen states. […]

Home Health Nurse Visits Linked to Same-Day ER Trips

Patients who receive in-home visits from nurses during the day are more likely to end up in the emergency room at night, a new Canadian study has found. The research undermines the long-standing belief that in-home care visits can help reduce hospitalizations, or at least reveals that such evidence is mixed. Patients with both ongoing […]

Word of Mouth Still Best Referral Source For Home Care Providers

Home care providers are increasingly turning away from traditional marketing and ad services to find new clients and generate revenue. In 2017, providers favored Internet marketing that leveraged search engine optimization (SEO), or ways for consumers to best find care providers on their own. That’s according to Home Care Pulse’s 9th Annual Edition of the Home Care […]

U.K. Home Care Startup Accused of Posting Fake Reviews Online

Since launching in 2016, U.K. home care startup Cera Care, which pairs patients with in-home caregivers, has locked in more than $4 million in venture funding and garnered widespread praise. But now, it’s being accused of crafting fake reviews online and lying about key health partnerships, Bloomberg Technology reported Thursday. Citing “three people with knowledge of […]

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 […]