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 […]

FedEx Partners with Cardinal Health for Drug Delivery at Home

FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) and Cardinal Health (NYSE: CAH) announced Tuesday a partnership that will expand the companies’ drug distribution channels, including direct-to-patient delivery at home.  The partnership will enable the companies to leverage their third-party delivery solutions through the combination of FedEx’s global transportation and logistics capabilities with the healthcare expertise of Cardinal Health. […]

U.S. Company Acquires 26% Interest in India Home Health Care

U.S. company Bayada Home Health Care, Inc. has entered India’s home health market with the acquisition of 26% stake in India Home Health Care Pvt. Ltd. (IHHC). Bayada will invest an undisclosed amount over the next few years to support expansion into new geographical regions and to increase the footprint in the existing offices, according […]

Nurse Next Door Expands Further in U.S., Launches Pittsburgh Office

North American home health franchise Nurse Next Door is expanding into the Pittsburgh market, the company announced Tuesday, with an eye toward a growing demographic of 65-plus Pennsylvanians.  The Canadian company has quietly expanded its operations into the U.S., with its first U.S. location established in late 2012 in Mission Viejo, California and a handful […]

State Grant Expands Transportation Access for Home Health Aides

Through a collaboration with a community group, a New York home health provider is providing affordable transportation to its aides serving clients on Long Island.  Partners in Care, an affiliate of the Visiting Nurse Service of New York, is partnering with the Long Island Congregations, Associations and Neighborhoods (LI-CAN) to widen its services to provide […]

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 […]