Elara Caring Turns to Telehealth to Solve Coronavirus Pain Points

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Elara Caring has announced it will be rolling out telephonic home visits and telehealth services for its skilled home health and hospice patients. Elara Caring is making the move to solve a number of pain points related to the coronavirus outbreak, including an industry-wide personal protective equipment (PPE) […]

Wellspring Personal Care’s Medical Director: COVID-19 Changes Caregiving Forever

In response to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, the Home Care Association of America (HCAOA) has launched a COVID-19 medical advisory council to help its members navigate the pandemic. While home health providers and other health care organizations have received support from state and federal policymakers, non-medical home care organizations have largely been left to fend […]

Hitting the Books: How Institution-Based Home Health Providers Leverage Their Academic Ties

Academic institutions often have reputations as being enclaves of innovation. And for home health providers that operate as part of university-affiliated health systems, the proximity to their respective institutions can mean greater access to resources. “We definitely have access to great minds, great research and expertise,” Kellie Brockman, director of business development at Duke HomeCare […]

Home Health, Home Care M&A Activity Is Business As Usual — For Now

Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, concern has started to bubble up to the surface over a potential disruption to in-home care M&A activity. For now, experts say it’s business as usual. But coronavirus could have some negative impact in the long-run. In fact, on Tuesday, S&P Global economists predicted a global recession for 2020, forecasting […]

Pennant Group Taking Coronavirus Cues from CMS, SNFs

The home health and hospice segment of The Pennant Group Inc. (Nasdaq: PNTG) has been a shining star ever since the company successfully spun off from The Ensign Group (Nasdaq: ENSG) about six months ago. But the coronavirus outbreak is now stealing some of the spotlight. Pennant leadership discussed overall company growth and the potential […]

AccentCare Hires New CFO; BrightStar Care Names Chief Strategy Officer

AccentCare announces new chief financial officer Ryan Solomon is joining AccentCare Inc. as its new chief financial officer. Dallas-based AccentCare is a post-acute care organization that has more than 170 locations nationwide. Its service lines include skilled home health and personal care services, along with hospice care, private-duty nursing and care management. In his new […]

Brookdale Planning to ‘Reorganize’ Home Health Operations

Despite an overall solid fourth-quarter performance that sent the company’s stock soaring on Wednesday, Brookdale Senior Living Inc. (NYSE: BKD) is still watching its home health segment lag behind. Brentwood, Tennessee-based Brookdale is one of the country’s largest owners and operators of private-pay senior living communities. The company operates 763 owned, leased and managed senior […]

VNA Health Group Receives $2.5 Million; AlayaCare Acquires Arrow Solutions

VNA Health Group awarded $2.5 Million grant The Visiting Nurse Association Health Group has received a $2.5 million grant from the Parker Foundation Inc. — for the second consecutive year. VNA Health Group is one of the largest independent, nonprofit providers of home-based health services in New Jersey and Ohio. The Holmdel, New Jersey-based organization […]

PDGM Prompts Q4 Downturn in Home Health M&A Activity

The Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) likely contributed to a downturn in home health mergers-and-acquisitions activity during the fourth quarter of 2019, according to new data from M&A advisory firm Mertz Taggart. PDGM took effect on Jan. 1. Dealmaking for non-medical home care assets largely remained steady. All in all, 2019 saw at least 42 home […]