LHC Group’s Myers: ‘Choose Home’ Initiative Would Reshape Long-Term Care

The United States is on the brink of another major shift that will change how, when and where Medicare beneficiaries access health care services. The Lafayette, Louisiana-based LHC Group Inc. (Nasdaq: LHCG) is doing everything in its power to position itself for that coming shift, executives detailed during a Friday morning conference call on fourth […]

EVV Difficulties Creating M&A Opportunities for Addus HomeCare Corporation

Over the last few months, Addus HomeCare Corporation (Nasdaq: ADUS) has had to deal with a challenging legislative environment and significant COVID-19 surges that have affected clients and caregivers alike. Still, the Frisco, Texas-based in-home care provider is maintaining its course, particularly when it comes to M&A activity in 2021. “We continue to evaluate and […]

Rural Access to Home Health Services, PACE Among Lawmakers’ Future Spending Priorities

U.S. lawmakers have repeatedly highlighted a need to rethink the nation’s long-term care landscape in recent months, partly in response to the COVID-19 pandemic but also because of the country’s rapidly changing demographics. A recently published budget report from the House Appropriations Committee obtained by Home Health Care News offers further insight into that call […]

NAHC’s Dombi: Home Care Opportunities Are on the Rise, Despite Ongoing Operational Challenges

Home care agencies have been through a turbulent year. But they’re coming out of it under a new light from the perspective of clients and potential partners. That spotlight continues to grow brighter with each passing day, too, though COVID-19 cases within home care have fluctuated as of late. Far more agencies are dealing with […]

Always Best Care, Healing Hands Share Keys to Hospital-at-Home Success for Private-Duty Agencies

When most people hear about hospital-at-home programs, they often picture ICU nurses and doctors running around their living room. But while hospital-at-home models do rely on physicians and clinical staff, successful programs also leverage the expertise of private-duty home care agencies and their veteran caregivers. In fact, when hospital-at-home models fail, it’s typically because a […]

‘We Roll Out the Red Carpet’: Why Bayada Takes an Interactive Approach to Dementia Training

The number of people living with dementia in the U.S. continues to rise. To better serve this population, more home care providers are implementing service lines focused on memory care and disease-specific needs. Moorestown, New Jersey-based Bayada Home Health Care is one such provider. The nonprofit has invested in a robust dementia training program to […]

Home Care Veteran Invests $1.26M in Independent Home Care Alliance

In July 2019, home-based care veteran Kunu Kaushal launched the Independent Home Care Alliance (IHCA) to further unite independent home care agencies nationwide. The effort was somewhat stalled by last year’s pandemic troubles, but the organization is now remodeling with a newfound focus. Apart from his role as the founder of the IHCA, Kaushal is […]

Griswold Using Home Care ‘Test Kitchens’ to Automate the Recruitment Process

Similar to some of its peers, Griswold Home Care is building its own “test kitchens” to experiment with new programs for clients and caregivers. The home care franchiser is doing so while simultaneously refocusing its related foundation. Blue Bell, Pennsylvania-based Griswold provides personal care services across 168 locations in 29 states. The franchiser also offers […]

Best of Care, CareAcademy Working to Curb Vaccine Hesitancy

States continue to open up COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to home-based care workers. Despite encouragement from industry leaders, some caregivers remain ambivalent about getting vaccinated. That’s not surprising, as there is a significant degree of vaccine hesitancy among all health care professionals. Roughly 15% of surveyed health care workers have turned down the opportunity to be […]