Home Instead Brings Staff Training Online Through New Partnership

One of the largest home health care providers is bringing staff training online through a new partnership with a professional education institute. Home Instead Senior Care’s 65,000 employees worldwide will soon be able to access their state-specific training online. Home Instead Senior Care has endorsed Institute for Professional Care Education (IPCed) as a preferred vendor […]

Kindred Proposes $1.6 Billion Takeover of Gentiva

A $1.6 billion acquisition could be in the works between two of the home health industry’s largest players as Kindred Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE:KND) sets its sights to acquire Gentiva Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:GTIV).  Under the proposal, Kindred would acquire all of the outstanding shares of common stock of Gentiva for a combination of $7.00 per […]

Kindred Partners with Las Vegas ACO

Kindred Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE:KND) announced this week that it has signed an agreement to become a strategic partner and owner in a Las Vegas accountable care organization (ACO). Kindred will partner with Silver State Accountable Care Organization, LLC, an ACO that formed in 2013 and services Medicare fee-for-service patients in Southern Nevada.  Partnering with Kindred’s […]

Amedisys to Close, Consolidate 54 Home Care Locations

National home care provider Amedisys, Inc. (Nasdaq: AMED) says it will close and consolidate a total of 54 locations across the country.  The locations consist of 23 home health and six hospice branches that will close, while consolidating 25 other home health and hospice care centers nationwide. As a result of these actions, Amedisys expects […]

Signature Healthcare Buys Into Skilled Home Health with New Acquisition

Louisville, Kentucky-based Signature Healthcare is getting into the skilled home health services arena with its acquisition of Florida-based ConfiCare Home Health Solutions, reports Louisville Business First. Since the purchase—the price of which was not disclosed—closed on March 1, the company has been renamed Signature HomeNow and retains a headquarters in Louisville. The acquisition, will enable […]

Centene Corp. Buys into Home Health Company for $200 Million

Fortune 500 company Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC) announced today it has signed into a definitive agreement to acquire majority interest in U.S. Medical Management, LLC (USMM) for approximately $200 million. Centene will acquire an approximate 68% interest in USMM, a home health company based in Troy, Michigan—an investment that Centene says will underscore its commitment […]

Home Instead Senior Care Opens 1,000th Location, Plans China Expansion

Following the opening of its 1,000th franchise location, Omaha, Nebraska-based Home Instead Senior Care announced it is planning to expand the global reach of its home health services in Canada and China. The 1,000th Home Instead location opened December 4 in Niagara Falls, Canada by local owners Danielle Cuoco and Jonathan Cook, adding to the […]

Home Health Owner Uses Security Tech Company to Bridge Care Gap

In efforts to bridge the gap between in-home care and technology-driven security solutions, a California entrepreneur is supplementing his home health franchise with a proprietary tech company specializing in security systems. Justin Johnston, 32, recently opened Home Helpers & Direct Link of Walnut Creek in California. Founded in 1997, Cincinnati-based Home Helpers is a national […]

Time Warner Cable Launches First Home Health Telemedicine Trial

National cable television provider Time Warner Cable has embarked on its first home health telemedicine trial that enables healthcare providers to engage and interact with patients at home. Teaming with Cleveland Clinic, Time Warner Cable Business Class (TWCBC)—a division of Time Warner Cable—announced Monday the start of its “Virtual Visit” home health monitoring program.  The […]