Caregivers Prefer Working For Franchises over Independent Agencies

Among caregivers, certified nursing assistants and home health aides, more than half of workers prefer to work for a franchise rather than an independent agency.  In response to a fourth-quarter caregiver survey conducted by myCNAjobs, 53% of caregivers said they prefer working for a franchise over working for an independent company.  “Although the spread isn’t […]

Tenn. Home Health Industry Explores Impact of New Wage Rules

Home health providers, advocacy groups, and trade associations in Tennessee are studying the expected impact of the new federal rule making home care workers eligible for minimum wage and overtime pay protection, reports The Tennessean.  Direct care workers had previously been exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act, which mandates what workers are eligible for minimum […]

Home Care Staffing Company Goes Global with UK Acquisition

Interim HealthCare Inc., a national network of home care, hospice and health staffing franchises, has gone global with the acquisition of UK-based Bluebird Care Franchises Limited. Founded in 2004, Bluebird Care has more than 180 franchise operations which provide non-medical care services in England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.  The acquisition […]

New Amada Senior Care Partnership Tackles Readmissions

A new Amada Senior Care partnership aims to develop a physician network and also reduce hospital readmissions for clients using in-home care or assisted living services. Orange County, Calif.-based Amada offers two types of senior care services: in-home, non medical care, and assisted living placement guidance. Through a partnership with a new division of online […]

Home Instead Senior Care Expands into Mexico With New Franchise

The Home Instead Senior Care network has expanded into its 17th country with the launch of a new franchise Mexico, the company announced recently. Mexico’s 65+ population has more than doubled in the last 50 years, a trend that is expected to continue through 2050. Home Instead’s first franchise in Monterrey, Mexico comes in response […]

Senior Care Franchise Backed by NFL Player Plans to Double

A California senior care company helmed by a former NFL player has expanded rapidly since adopting a franchise model last spring and plans to nearly double in size by the end of the year.  Amada Senior Care, based in Laguna Woods, Calif., has been in the senior care industry for 14 years but didn’t franchise […]

Allina Health Teams With Care Providers on Home Care Transition Model

Three health care providers are teaming up to create a transitional care model to provide post-acute care patients with a clinically enhanced environment that’s still conducive to facilitating a smooth transition between the hospital and home.  Allina Health, Benedictine Health System (BHS) and Presbyterian Homes & Services (PHS) are collaborating to combine their hospital-based acute […]

Home Health Care Company Expands In-Home Telemonitoring Program

Senior Home Care is expanding its Telemonitoring Pilot Program to include three office locations in Florida after launching the service in July 2012 in a bid to prevent avoidable hospital readmissions.  The telemonitoring monitoring program started in Gainesville and after gaining traction with referring physicians and patients has grown to include two more office locations […]

Visiting Nurses Association Closes Doors in Colorado Springs

Employees and community members were shocked when the Visiting Nurses Association (VNA) suddenly closed the doors to its Colorado Springs office last week, according to an article from the The Colorado Springs Gazette.  A nonprofit commonly known for its range of community and flu-shot clinics, VNA’s closing eliminated the jobs of nearly 50 nurses, social […]