With Hospital Beds in Short Supply, Avera Health Turns to Versatile Home-Based Care Program

The idea that the home setting could serve as an alternative care site — taking the pressure off of hospitals facing over-capacity challenges — really took flight in the midst of the COVID-19 emergency. In some ways, large health systems with home-based care arms were able to navigate this shift more seamlessly. As another COVID-19 […]

LHC Group CEO Keith Myers: Change in Washington Won’t Derail ‘Incredible’ Home Health Opportunity

Keith Myers has seen his fair share of change in Washington, D.C. Since co-founding the business with his wife, Ginger, in 1994, Myers has helped lead LHC Group Inc. (Nasdaq: LHCG) through parts of five presidencies as chairman and CEO. A new administration with Joe Biden in the White House would make that six. Although […]

‘They’re Calling Us Up, Asking for Help’: How Health System Struggles Factored into the AccentCare-Seasons Merger

The coronavirus didn’t directly lead to the recently announced merger between AccentCare Inc. and Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care, but it played a pretty prominent role. On Monday, Dallas-based AccentCare and Rosemont, Illinois-based Seasons revealed they’ll soon join forces to create a new post-acute care powerhouse. While the decision to merge made sense due to […]

Atrium Health Boosts Capacity with Virtual Hospital-at-Home Model

A major health system was able to expand its hospital capacity in the early days of the COVID-19 emergency, thanks to a largely virtual hospital-at-home program. Its story — highlighted in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine — reflects broader trends in the home-based care field. Starting in the spring, Charlotte, North Carolina-based Atrium Health, […]

‘We’re Looking for the Best of the Best’: Why Dementia-Focused Home Health Provider Tender Rose Cherry-Picks Top Caregivers

As the number of Americans living with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia rises, more in-home care providers are rolling out specialized services lines focused on memory care and disease-specific needs. Some providers are even building their entire businesses around dementia. One such in-home care company is Tender Rose Dementia Care Specialists, which has been […]

Amazon Unveils ‘Care Hub,’ a New Alexa Tool Designed for Aging in Place

Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN) has taken another step toward taking over the aging-in-place space. Earlier this week, the online retail and technology giant announced it is rolling out a new health care feature through its Alexa device aimed at helping informal caregivers monitor seniors inside the home. The new feature — dubbed “Care Hub” — allows […]

In-Home Cancer Care Could Save Lives and Cut Costs, But Barriers Prevent Broader Adoption

The health care sector is rushing toward the home to improve outcomes and lower costs. At-home cancer care lags behind other areas, but COVID-19 could be a major push to a new future for treatment and screenings. In 2020, the virus has disrupted traditional cancer care in several ways, including by delaying procedures originally scheduled […]

BayCare Leverages Health System Resources to Launch New Hospital-at-Home Program

BayCare — a large, Florida-based nonprofit health system — is the latest organization to join the ranks of those offering hospital-level care in the home setting. The health system recently announced it will provide access to acute-level care in the home to help care for patients battling COVID-19, heart failure and COPD, among other possible […]

After Landing $54M, At-Home Care Startup Ready Turns Focus to Vaccine Deployment

In September, on-demand health care startup Ready announced it had raised $54 million in Series C funding. The announcement coincided with the four-year-old company’s rapid and ambitious expansion in the middle of the COVID-19 crisis. The New Orleans-based company now has a new goal in mind: vaccine deployment. Ready plans on distributing thousands of flu […]