Adult Day Industry Trending Toward For-Profit Status, 2020 Boom

Prior to 2014, there were only a few thousand adult day centers operating throughout the United States. Today, there are likely over 10,000 centers in existence, each one trying to make a lasting mark in an extremely fragmented industry. Founded in 1991, Tennessee-based Centennial Adultcare Center is among that group. The medical-model adult day provider […]

Amazon Unlikely to Pose Immediate Threat to At-Home Care Companies

Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN) may be charting its own course to in-home care, but the Seattle-based retail and technology giant is unlikely to threaten traditional in-home care providers anytime soon. Nonetheless, providers would be remiss to ignore Amazon’s actions, according to long-time home care leader Mark Heaney. “Amazon makes no small plans, [but] I wouldn’t lose […]

Top Roadblocks Impeding Home Care Providers’ Ability to Coordinate Services

As the health care system continues to move toward a value-based model, at-home care providers are eager to show their worth. Many hope to do that in part by coordinating with clinical and community partners to deliver holistic care and improved patient outcomes. But despite those ambitions, care coordination is easier said than done. “Projects […]

Medicare Advantage Startup Devoted Health Teams Up with Apple

Medicare Advantage startup Devoted Health has begun offering its members Apple Watch coverage, CNBC reported earlier this week. The move could set up interesting technology opportunities with future home care partners down the road. While home care partnerships aren’t explicitly part of this news for Devoted Health, many MA plans have begun forming such inroads […]

‘Micro Social Determinants of Health’ Tool Helps Senior Helpers Reach 3% Re-Hospitalization Rate

Although social determinants of health play a key role in outcomes, the health care industry often struggles with how to address social factors because they fall outside of traditional clinical care. Home care providers are in a good position to help — and Senior Helpers, an international home care franchise with more than 300 locations […]

Nexus Montgomery Launches SNF-to-Home Pilot to Improve Patient Transitions, Reduce Re-Hospitalizations

The steady march toward value-based care has encouraged providers across the continuum to get creative about patient care, especially when it comes to reducing avoidable hospital readmissions and improving the discharge process. One of the latest examples of an innovative cross-continuum partnership is spearheaded by Nexus Montgomery, a collaboration between six competing Maryland hospitals that […]

Hospital-at-Home Models, Home Health Partners Primed to Disrupt US Health Care System

With a shared goal of shifting more care into the home and improving patient health outcomes at a lower overall cost, hospital-at-home programs and at-home care providers are natural allies. But there are a number of hurdles that stand in the way of partnership opportunities truly taking off. Broadly, hospital-at-home programs attempt to provide acute, […]

LHC Group CEO: Biggest Innovation We Need Is Payment Innovation

When it comes to technology, there’s no shortage of gadgets and gizmos promising to innovate home-based care. In fact, during trade shows, all of the different technology being highlighted can sometimes feel a little like a scene from a science-fiction show. “I think we have seen the future of technology — we just haven’t started […]

Amedisys CEO Shares Origin Story Behind Personal Care Network with ClearCare

Amedisys Inc. (Nasdaq: AMED) is just a couple months into its partnership with ClearCare Inc., and already the duo’s personal care network has exceeded 700 agencies. The goal is to expand the Baton Rouge, Louisiana-based home health company’s reach and capabilities in the home, while also opening the door for Medicare Advantage (MA) opportunities. All […]