Home Health Aides Seek Class Action Status in Overtime Lawsuit

A band of home health aides in Illinois is seeking to add more people to a lawsuit claiming their employer wrongly denied them overtime pay. Home health clinician Laura Byrne and three other plaintiffs this month sought class certification in a case against Centegra Health System, a network of four hospitals, physician care locations and specialty services providers, including […]

Future of Home Care Workforce Caught in State Budget Snafus

Impasses over state budgets in Illinois and California are threatening to stymie those states’ home health care workforces during a crucial period of growth for the industry. The Illinois House earlier this month voted to approve an $817 million spending plan that would temporarily fund cash-starved universities and other programs, according to the Associated Press. […]

LHC Group, Amedisys See Share Price Growth in March

Three of the largest publicly-traded home health care companies grew their averaged share prices at a modest pace last month, according to the latest Home Health Index released by Stoneridge Partners. The index, which tracks the market values of Almost Family (Nasdaq: AFAM), Amedisys Inc. (Nasdaq: AMED) and LHC Group (Nasdaq: LHCG), ticked up 1.77% in March […]