How Home Health Has Been Crucial to a Top ACO

The largest accountable care organization (ACO) in New England is a big believer in the home heath value proposition. Atrius Health, a nonprofit ACO with more than 720,000 adult and pediatric patents, works in tandem with VNA Care, one of the nation’s oldest home health care pagencies, tot produce better outcomes for patients and lower […]

Top 3 Home Health Care Changes Ahead

After a turbulent year in regulatory proposals for the home health care industry, providers need to be looking to 2018 with fresh eyes on what changes still lie ahead. “2017 was arguably dominated by efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare,” said Fred Bentley, vice president of Avalere Health, a policy and financial consulting firm based […]

Home Health is Getting Savvier in Population Health

Over the last few years, population health has become somewhat of a buzz word in the home health care industry. However, not all organizations define population health—and how they approach it—the same way. North Carolina-based Well Care Home Health, which launched in 1987, is a fully integrated post-acute care provider that has taken on population […]

Palliative Care Has Grown Without Being a Cash Cow for Providers

Interest in palliative care programs has boomed over the last 15 years, but the adoption of this type of care has taken place largely in hospitals, according to a recent report in Health Affairs. But with palliative care now much more common, further growth could accelerate in home- and community-based settings. Palliative care—which focuses on providing […]

Provider Brings Hospital Care to People’s Homes

Increasingly, providers are meeting consumer demand by offering more robust care in people’s homes. One company on the forefront of this trend is treating high acuity patients at home with a new model of care and the backing of venture capital. Medically Home, a Westport, Connecticut-based technology-enabled services company, brings together care providers—including home health—to […]

Amazon’s Health Care Disruption Continues With Insurance Play

Home care companies have been keeping a watchful eye on Amazon (NYSE: AMZN), looking for how the company might disrupt the health care system as a whole and their business models in particular. On Tuesday, the internet retail giant took another step into the health care space, in partnership with two other corporate titans. Amazon announced it […]

Golden Girls-Inspired Housing Offers Home Care, Affordability

Seniors in Nashville, Tennessee, seeking a manageable home environment could live out their golden years in a rental housing program that combines affordable housing with home care services. Drawing inspiration from the sitcom “The Golden Girls,” the HouseShare Nashville program was created by independent real estate investor Mary Wester and launched by Nashville home care […]

Super Smart Home Is Designed To Help Aging In Place

Imagine a home where every device is “smart,” including the trash can and the silverware. Perfectly equipped for aging independent adults, the setting allow families to check on loved ones remotely, and those living in the home can connect in real time with medical professionals, physical therapy programs and other health care initiatives. This is […]

Alexa Pilot Explores Benefits of Voice-Activated Home Health

“Hey, Alexa, what time should I take my medication today?” This exchange with Amazon’s digital personal service assistant, Alexa, may soon be commonplace for older adults who wish to age in place, thanks to a pilot study conducted by Dublin, Ireland-based Accenture (NYSE: ACN), a global management consulting firm that provides services in technology, strategy […]