No Funding, Closures and Limited Capacity: Adult Day Providers in Dire Need of Help

In late November, the aging-focused advocacy organization LeadingAge wrote a note to Congress, calling for relief on behalf of the 5,500 adult day service providers across the country and the vulnerable patients they serve. “Adult day services providers across the country urgently need dedicated federal funding to ensure they are able to continue providing services […]

CareFinders, Lyft, LogistiCare Partner to Give Caregivers COVID-19 Transportation Support

CareFinders Total Care announced Wednesday it has teamed up with LogistiCare, a non-emergency medical transportation company, to provide transportation services to caregivers working in the home. Ride-hailing giant Lyft Inc. (Nasdaq: LYFT) is also involved with the partnership.  Founded in 1995, Hackensack, New Jersey-based CareFinders provides in-home care services to more than 8,500 patients throughout […]

Bayada CEO David Baiada: The Surge Is Real — And It’s Happening to Us

At one point during the spring COVID-19 surge, Bayada Home Health Care and its in-home care workers burned through a year’s worth of personal protective equipment (PPE) in a single week. Since then, the Moorestown, New Jersey-based home health, hospice and personal care services provider has largely mastered the PPE problem. Now, its biggest challenge […]

On Heels of CDC Vote, Home Health Providers Grapple with COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates

On Tuesday, the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) — in an overwhelming majority — voted to recommend that health care workers, among others, get first priority on a COVID-19 vaccine when one is authorized. In light of this latest development, the question now becomes: Should home health providers mandate vaccinations for employees? The […]

Providers Attempt to Absorb COVID-19 Expenses, Keep In-Home Care Costs Down

Most in-home care operators and other aging services providers have tried to absorb costs related to the COVID-19 pandemic. But that hasn’t always been feasible, causing the cost of care to rise substantially for consumers. That’s according to the latest annual Cost of Care Survey from Richmond, Virginia-based Genworth Financial Inc. (NYSE: GNW), a Fortune […]

New CMS Hospital-at-Home Program Could Boost Business for Home Health Agencies

In its initial announcement, the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) went out of its way to clearly state its new hospital-at-home waiver program was not designed for home health agencies. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t any upside for them, industry insiders say. Unveiled on Nov. 25, CMS’s new hospital-at-home waiver program […]

Legislation Aimed at Expanding Advance Care Planning Introduced in Senate

On Wednesday, Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) introduced the Compassionate Care Act, a bill that would support advance care planning and end-of-life care. For home health providers with existing hospice service lines or ambitions for expanding into palliative care, the news is encouraging. If passed, the Compassionate Care Act places more resources behind public awareness campaigns […]

Business Is Booming, But Home Care Demand Is ‘Probably at a Midpoint’

The non-medical home care industry has slowly carved out an important position within the larger health care continuum over the past several years. It has done so thanks to the home care’s documented ability to improve health outcomes and cut costs. The COVID-19 pandemic has only solidified home care’s role, especially as caregivers continue to […]