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 […]

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 […]