Market Forecast: COVID-19’s Long-Term Impact on Home Care

The home care industry has historically been built on nonmedical services and a private-pay revenue structure. It has also long been underappreciated by the health care sector at large. But all of that’s changing. Nonmedical home care providers have proven their worth and range amid the COVID-19 crisis, keeping high-acuity seniors safe at home while […]

Home Health Providers Near Turning Point in ACO Relationships

Home-based care providers are finally getting the attention they deserve for doing what they do best: safely caring for seniors in their homes while cutting health care costs in the process.   COVID-19 has elevated home-based care’s impact to the national stage, with skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) and hospitals leaning on providers to care for more […]

How MedStar Health Went from 10 Virtual Visits Per Week — to 4,000 Per Day

Before COVID-19 began spreading across the U.S., MedStar Health was scheduling about 10 telehealth visits per week. During the height of COVID-19, that number increased to nearly 4,000 visits — per day. “Things have tailed off, but [they] certainly won’t ever go back to where they were,” David Brennan, MedStar’s director of telehealth initiatives, said […]

As Older Adults Are Increasingly Isolated, Advocates Call for Medicare Home Care Benefit

The COVID-19 virus has driven much discussion over the best ways to revamp home-based care moving forward. Suggestions as to how to do that have ranged from small tweaks to seismic shifts, from fine-tuning documentation requirements to allowing for direct telehealth reimbursement. While seemingly endless, all of the ideas are valuable, CareAcademy CMO and co-founder […]

Prospero Health CEO: Health Care System Is Failing Seniors with Serious Illnesses

The COVID-19 public health emergency has placed a spotlight on the importance of care coordination. One company, Prospero Health, is positioning itself as a one-stop shop when it comes to providing care for older adults. Founded in 2019, Boston-based Prospero Health is a team-based home health company that provides supportive care to seniors with advanced […]