AccentCare Hires New CFO; BrightStar Care Names Chief Strategy Officer

AccentCare announces new chief financial officer Ryan Solomon is joining AccentCare Inc. as its new chief financial officer. Dallas-based AccentCare is a post-acute care organization that has more than 170 locations nationwide. Its service lines include skilled home health and personal care services, along with hospice care, private-duty nursing and care management. In his new […]

Home Care Workers Urge Presidential Candidates to Address Caregiver Crisis, Raise Wages

With less than nine months before the 2020 U.S. presidential election, home care workers in early primary states are urging remaining presidential candidates to address the ongoing caregiver crisis and raise wages. Nationally, the demand for caregivers continues to grow, as an estimated 10,000 adults turn 65 every day. And while home care is one […]

Senate Bill Seeks to Create New Home-Based Care Delivery Systems, Boost Caregiver Wages

In an effort to address the growing demand for home care services and worsening labor crunch, one U.S. lawmaker has introduced a bill that could help providers raise wages for their caregivers. Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.) introduced S. 3277 — the Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Infrastructure Improvement Act — into the U.S. Senate on […]

Common Mistakes Home Care Providers Makes When Establishing an Online Presence

Despite being a largely reputation-based business, home care companies sometimes fall short when it comes to maintaining a strong online presence. “Reputation and trust are very important,” Karina Tama-Rutigliano, digital marketing strategist and founder of Rutigliano Marketing, told Home Health Care News. “Trying to find an agency to provide a caregiver to take care of […]

Staffing Challenges, PDGM Still Top of Mind for In-Home Care Providers in 2020

The Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) continues to dominate the conversation among in-home care providers, though some still see staffing as the industry’s top challenge. In terms of growth avenues, the majority of providers view private-duty home care as the best upcoming opportunity to scale their business in 2020. Even with PDGM, many remain bullish on […]

Long-Term Care Commission: Caregivers Should Be Paid At Least 125% of Minimum Wage

In order to attract caregivers into the home care workforce, one state’s labor commission is calling for something radical: a requirement to ensure they’re paid at least 125% of the state’s existing minimum wage. Overall, state-mandated minimum wage hikes have become somewhat commonplace in recent years. At least 21 states, for example, started 2020 with […]

Griswold Home Care Has New CEO; Home Helpers Hires Chief Performance Officer

Griswold names CEO Griswold Home Care — a non-medical home care franchise company — has named a new CEO. Michael Slupecki is taking charge of Griswold in the chief executive role, the company announced Monday. The Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania-based Griswold currently provides companion care, homemaking services, hospice care and a range of other services across […]

Right at Home CEO: If You’re Not Bringing Data, You Just Have An Opinion

Reinvention is no easy feat — especially for a company that’s been around as long as Right at Home. In the past few years, the Omaha, Nebraska-based franchise company has gone to great lengths to position itself as a data-driven organization. Just last year, for example, the company began strategically adding corporate-owned “testing sites” to […]