Homethrive Raises $18M to Fuel Expansion into Health Plans, Self-Insured Employer Market

Homethrive, a tech-enabled provider of non-medical care management and personal assistance services, has raised $18 million in a Series a funding round. The funding round was led by venture capital firm 7wireVentures and investment firm Pitango HealthTech.  Homethrive has earmarked the new funds to be used in a number of areas, Dave Jacobs, co-founder and […]

Lack of Stimulus Bill Could Lead to Rise in COVID-Related Lawsuits

Throughout 2020, there have been a number of new laws and legal trends that could have major impacts on the in-home care industry. In order for providers to be successful in the long run, it’s important to remain abreast of the latest developments. That was the message delivered by Angelo Spinola, an attorney and shareholder […]

Right at Home Partners with Home Modification Company TruBlue to Expand Aging-in-Place Services

Home-based care companies are trying to become one-stop shops for seniors wishing to age in place. That’s why, when Omaha, Nebraska-based Right at Home’s executives saw a Home Health Care News article highlighting home modification franchise TruBlue Total House Care, they dialed up its president and began working on a partnership. Cincinnati, Ohio-based TruBlue and […]

CareLinx, Doctor On Demand Team Up to Provide Virtual Care at Home

CareLinx is teaming up with virtual primary care provider Doctor On Demand to give high-risk seniors access to services in their homes.  Burlingame, California-based CareLinx is a tech-enabled home care platform that connects seniors and their families to its nationwide network of 400,000 caregivers. The company was acquired by Generali Global Assistance in 2017. Under […]

Private-Duty Home Care Providers Poised to Play Leading Role in Pop Health Models

As health care spending continues to rise, private-duty home care agencies will likely play increasingly important roles in population health management. In total, U.S. health care spending is expected to reach $4.8 trillion by 2025. Often, it’s chronic conditions, social determinants of health and functional limitations that drive that spending upward. The combined pervasiveness of […]

NAHC Pushing for Palliative Care, SNF-at-Home Medicare Benefits

As home health and home care operators move toward the ninth month of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s important to take stock of what has been accomplished from a policy perspective. Many of 2020’s regulatory changes will be fleeting, but others will shape the future of post-acute care for years to come. That was the message […]

‘Without a System, You Can’t Win’: Data-Tracking Tips for Home Care Agencies

Despite the operational and financial challenges caused by the COVID-19 virus, hardly any private-duty home care agencies plan on going out of business. Instead, most agency leaders believe they’ll actually grow their business over the next five years, both in terms of census and new locations. That’s according to recent statistics that Home Care Pulse […]

How Home Care Agencies Can Overcome Revenue Plateaus

When it comes to increasing revenue, home-based care agencies will always have an advantage in the markets they serve, because they will never be capped by a room or bed count like facility-based settings. But revenue plateaus are still very common in the space and something that torments agencies nationwide, whether operators are looking to […]

Poor Job Quality, Low Wages Continue to Hurt Caregiver Recruitment in Home Care

Over the past decade, low compensation, inadequate training and limited career advancement opportunities have weakened job quality for caregivers. That, in turn, has limited the pool of hiring candidates for home care providers. But in light of caregivers’ role amid the COVID-19 emergency, it’s more important than ever to take concrete measures that can improve […]