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 […]

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 […]