Ransomware Hacker Threat Hits the Home Health Industry

An Internet scam that has been targeting everyone from ordinary online users to local police departments has now set its sights on the home health care sector. Ransomware is one of the latest cybersecurity threats used by hackers to gain access to a person’s or organization’s sensitive data, in return charging victims a price to […]

Home Health Business Briefs: Home Instead’s New CEO, 3 Providers Merge

As one of the fastest-growing sectors in the United States, home health care is teeming with activity — from acquisitions and partnerships to new leadership appointments and promotions. Here’s the latest news buzzing around the industry: Home Instead Appoints Jeff Huber as CEO Home Instead, Inc., the franchisor for Home Instead Senior Care, a leading […]

Home Health Business Briefs: Visiting Angels Partners With Reverse Mortgage Giant

As one of the fastest-growing sectors in the United States, home health care is teeming with business activity. Here are some of the industry’s latest investments, acquisitions and partnerships:  American Advisors Group Partners With Home Care Franchisor American Advisors Group (AAG), the nation’s leader in reverse mortgage lending, recently announced its partnership with Visiting Angels, […]

Moving On Up: Home Health Care People and Positions (3/5/15)

Almost Family Appoints Former U.S. Tech Officer to Board of Directors Almost Family, Inc. (NASDAQ: AFAM), a Louisville, Ky.-based national provider of home health and nursing services, this week appointed Annesh Chopra a new board member. Chopra is the former U.S. Chief Technology Officer under President Barack Obama. Co-founder of NavHealth and Hunch Analytics, Chopra […]

Top 10 Home Care Franchises

As home care franchising continues to grow rapidly in the United States, Visiting Angels is setting the standard as the overall top performer, according to a recently released industry report. The number of home care franchise locations increased 47% between 2010 and 2013, with net growth of 1,757 locations, according to the 2015 report from […]

Home Care Tops Fro-Yo, Fitness in Emerging Franchise Ranks

When competing against trendy “paint-and-sip” (think: BYOB with an artistic flair), fitness and frozen yogurt franchises, in-home senior care may not be the most up-and-coming concept. But three such companies have snagged spots among the top five in a list of emerging franchises, ranked by the Franchise Business Review. In its quest to find and […]

Emmy Award Winner Becomes Spokeswoman for Home Care Company

A prime time celebrity is partnering with a home care company to become its official spokesperson, and relating to clients through her personal experience with Alzheimer’s disease. American talk show host and Emmy Award winner Leeza Gibbons is the official spokesperson of Senior Helpers, and will also help invest in Senior Helpers franchises. The national […]

N.J., Massachusetts Home Health and Hospice Agencies Rebrand as Ascend

Several home health and hospice agencies in New England recently rebranded to join the Ascend family of companies. Care Alternatives, Total Care, BergenCare Home Health, BergenCare Personal Touch and Total Care of Massachusetts last week completed their rebranding efforts to carry the Ascend name, a move that the parent company believes will not only better […]

Home Care Assistance Named Among Top Senior Care Franchises

A home care provider specializing in full-time care for seniors has been recognized as one of the top senior care franchises of 2014 by Franchise Business Review. Home Care Assistance stood out among more than 30 franchise companies and 1,300 senior care franchise owners in North America to earn top rankings in the areas of financial opportunity, […]