New Home Health Leaders Rise in ‘Rocket Science’ Era

As data continues to be the name of the game in the home health industry, one of the largest home health and hospice providers is evolving its executive plan to meet this challenge. Midwest-based Great Lakes Caring, which operates 24 locations with over 2,600 employees in Michigan, Indiana and Illinois, announced the promotion of three […]

Best And Worst States for Affordable In-Home Care

For seniors choosing a location to spend their retirement years, a state’s annual cost of in-home services can make it more attractive—or the opposite. For this reason, personal finance website WalletHub took states’ annual cost of in-home services into consideration when compiling its list of 2016’s Best & Worst States to Retire. WalletHub’s analysts compared […]

Hawaii Moves Toward Universal Home Health Coverage

As the nation readies itself for an influx of aging baby boomers, guaranteed funding for a basic level of senior care may become a reality in at least one state this year. Hawaii State Senator Roslyn Baker intends to introduce a long-term care bill, which could become a national model for states searching for ways to […]

How One Agency Uses Data to Drive Success

As health care services transition to the digital age, one of the most essential elements of a successful home health agency is its ability to track, capture and share data that shows improving patient health outcomes. Data can prove savings and make a home health agency a valuable partner in the health system, says Marvin […]

Competition Heats Up in Home Health M&A Market

Merger and acquisition activity within the home health sector surged in 2015, and industry professionals predict a robust year ahead, as well. Property valuations may be preventing some major players from completing desired deals, though, and word is that pricing has yet to reach a peak. Months after one of the nation’s largest home health and […]

Hometeam Scores $27.5 Million from Investors

After a year in which home care startups secured eye-popping sums from investors, 2016 has started out with yet another extraordinary funding: New York-based Hometeam on Monday announced a $27.5 million Series B round. Venture-growth equity fund Oak HC/FT joined existing investors Lux Capital, IA Ventures and Recruit Strategic Partners in this round. The capital […]

In-Home Sensors Help Slash Hospitalizations 50%

Home care providers looking to keep more clients out of the hospital now have further evidence that in-home sensor technology might be a major boon. In a small pilot project, seniors utilizing monitoring technology had about 50% fewer emergency room visits and hospitalizations than peers with similar health status but no in-home sensors, according to […]

White House: Target Staffing, Tech for Home Care’s Future

The White House is pushing for more public and private sector collaboration in technology and home health staffing solutions to address the coming “age wave” in order to help more older adults remain in their home longer during retirement. That’s one idea recently released in the final report from the sixth Conference on Aging that was hosted by […]

Home Health Agencies Preview OASIS Changes

Home health agencies now can see a draft of the Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS) that will be used starting in 2017. This version contains new standardized items, among other changes. Currently, HHAs are using the OASIS data set that was developed to comport with ICD-10, which was implemented earlier this year. The new […]

12 States Urge Supreme Court to Overturn DOL Rule

The attorneys general from Kansas and 11 other states have requested that the U.S. Supreme Court review a lower court’s decision to effectively extend minimum wage and overtime protections to approximately 2 million home care workers across the country, arguing that the ruling threatens residents’ access to in-home care. In August, the U.S. Court of […]