Home Health, Home Care M&A Activity Is Business As Usual — For Now

Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, concern has started to bubble up to the surface over a potential disruption to in-home care M&A activity. For now, experts say it’s business as usual. But coronavirus could have some negative impact in the long-run. In fact, on Tuesday, S&P Global economists predicted a global recession for 2020, forecasting […]

HouseWorks Beefs Up Technology Capabilities with eCaring Acquisition

For HouseWorks, technology is a key component in its growth and enhancement as an organization. The company recently announced that, along with RAB Ventures LLC, it has acquired the assets of eCaring, a New York-based health care technology company. “It has become really clear that the home care industry needs technology to remain competitive and […]

Tech Company Reshaping Dementia Care for Home Care Agencies, Family Caregivers

People Power, a health care technology company, recently launched a new research project with the University of California, Berkeley. The goal of the project is to help caregivers provide better care for seniors with dementia. To do so, the project grants caregivers access to a tool called Presence Caregiver, a motion-sensor caregiving system. While People […]

Federally Mandatory Paid Sick Leave Would ‘Add Fuel to the Fire’ for In-Home Care Providers

As the national concern over COVID-19 — the coronavirus — continues to grow, U.S. lawmakers have introduced legislation that would require all employers to provide paid sick leave to workers. If passed, the bills would likely place a bigger squeeze on the country’s home-based care providers, which often operate on razor-thin profit margins. On Friday, […]

‘Wake-Up Call’ Prompts $8.5M Emergency Reimbursement Effort

The shutdown of a major nonprofit home care provider in one state has motivated lawmakers to seek emergency action to the tune of $8.5 million. The move is a reminder of how important home-based care has become for state policymakers. Maine State Senator Shenna Bellows, a Democrat, recently announced plans to introduce emergency legislation that, […]

HouseWorks CEO: Investing in Senior Housing Relationships Yields Huge Referral Dividends

Home care providers and senior living operators don’t always see eye to eye. When the two do come together, however, there are plenty of benefits for both parties. Massachusetts-based HouseWorks is the perfect example of that. Led by founder and CEO Andrea Cohen, home-based care provider HouseWorks currently works with roughly 50 senior living communities […]

In-Home Care Cuts Reportedly Causing ‘Widespread Harm’ in Arkansas

One U.S. state is now being sued over a policy change that has triggered reductions in home care services for some of its Medicaid recipients. The state being targeted is Arkansas. Advocates and legal representatives of those Medicaid recipients argue the reductions are “causing widespread harm.” “The last time [Department of Human Services] provided any […]

As Nursing Home Closures Rise, Operators May Pivot to Home- and Community-Based Care

The number of U.S. nursing homes closing their doors is rapidly increasing, a new report from Washington, D.C.-based advocacy organization LeadingAge has found. Home- and community-based service (HCBS) providers are playing an important role. Overall, more than 550 nursing homes have closed since June 2015, with more than half of the closures taking place in […]