BrightStar CEO: What Non-Medicare Home Care Providers Should Know About PDGM

With a focus on institutional referrals and changes to therapy reimbursement, the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) is going to rock the Medicare-certified home health world in 2020. But private-pay and non-medical home care agencies may also see bottom-line impacts tied to PDGM. Specifically, PDGM will likely create new opportunities for home care agencies looking to […]

Home Care Franchises Winning the Sales Game

Jiffy Lube, Motel 6, Great Clips and Culver’s. These are just a few of the U.S. franchise giants that Home Instead Senior Care outsold in 2018. That’s according to the latest Top 200+ ranking from Franchise Times, an annual compilation of top-selling franchises based on systemwide sales. Other home care franchises winning the sales game […]

New Business Strategy Has Interim HealthCare Looking ‘Beyond the Diagnosis’

It’s already been a busy year for Interim HealthCare Inc. President and CEO Jennifer Sheets, who took charge of the Sunrise, Florida-based home health franchise in January. But there’s still much to accomplish as 2019 winds down, including the launch of a new company-wide strategy focused on social determinants of health and “looking beyond the […]

Home Care Agencies See New Opportunities Amid VA Changes

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) — or the Tesla of home care, according to some — recently made changes to its health care plan to put veterans at the center of their own care and reduce network fragmentation.  The VA Mission Act makes it easier for veterans to visit non-VA medical facilities and creates […]

Care Advantage Continues to Scale by Acquisition; BrightStar Eyes New Markets

Care Advantage acquires Allegiance Home Care Care Advantage Inc. has acquired Allegiance Home Care, marking the 51-year-old home health provider’s 10th acquisition since it received private equity backing in January 2017. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Richmond, Virginia-based Care Advantage, which is backed by New York-based PE firm BelHealth Investment Partners, provides […]

Thrive: BrightStar Agency Making Its Mark with Virtual Dementia Training

Thrive is an HHCN series that explores the successes, struggles and strategies of home care owners and operators on the local level. The number of American seniors with Alzheimer’s disease is on the rise, with about 5.5 million people over 65 affected. By 2025, that number could reach 7.1 million, up nearly 29%, according to […]

BrightStar, FirstLight, Right at Home Among Best Low-Investment Franchises to Buy in 2019

BrightStar Care, FirstLight HomeCare and Right at Home are three of the best low-investment franchises to buy right now in the U.S., according to Forbes, which recently released its latest “Best and Worst Franchise” list.  To create its new top-franchises list, Forbes teamed up with Arlington, Virginia-based market research and consulting firm FRANdata to take […]

Home Instead Joins Employee Caregiver Benefit Conversation

Even though more and more companies have started to offer employee caregiver benefits, home care agencies aren’t always part of the equation. For example, companies like Starbucks (Nasdaq: SBUX) and Best Buy (NYSE: BBY) have turned to Care.com, a move that’s generated criticism from some industry leaders. They say verified home care providers — rather […]