Care Indeed Using VR Training to Improve Caregiver Experience, Retention

The use of virtual reality technology has steadily made its way into the senior care arena, especially when it comes to innovative senior housing communities. Overall, though, VR is a tool that is still underutilized by in-home care providers. Care Indeed is working to change that, as the company recently implemented a VR dementia training […]

Lawmakers Look to Eliminate 24-Hour Workdays in Home Care

Lawmakers in one state have introduced a bill that would effectively eliminate 24-hour workdays in home care. If it passes, the legislation could mean significant financial strain for home care agencies there.  It’s happening in New York — a state that frequently serves as a starting point for legal trends that then sweep the rest […]

EVV Upside: New Tech Rules Can Foster Efficiency, Value-Based Partnerships

Amid a rapidly changing business and regulatory landscape, home-based care providers can easily overlook the upcoming implementation of electronic visit verification (EVV) — but these new technology requirements are a revolutionary step toward interoperability and efficiency. Providers can leverage EVV to win value-based partnerships and streamline workflows, even as they reel from the impact of […]

M&A Advisor Predicts Spike in Creative Home Care Partnerships, Home Health Financial Struggles

Regulatory changes and industry-wide consolidation are keeping home-based care providers on their toes, especially when it comes to merger and acquisition (M&A) activity. Many predict the M&A landscape in the year ahead will be filled with high highs and low lows, thanks largely in part to the pending implementation of the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM). […]

How Addus Changed Its Tune to Acquire $230M in Revenue in 15 Months

When Addus HomeCare Corporation (Nasdaq: ADUS) CEO Dirk Allison took the reins of the massive Medicaid-reimbursed personal home care provider in 2016, he pulled them in an entirely new direction. More than three years and several acquisitions later, his strategy to deepen the company’s footprint rather than widen it seems to be paying off — […]

AMR Care Group Has Become One of the Fastest-Growing Home Care Companies Around. Here’s How.

Jericho, New York-based AMR Care Group has become one of the fastest-growing home care companies around. It’s done so, according to founder and CEO Anne Markowitz Recht, by doubling down on its core care management offerings while regularly adding new services and supports, including a “Cultured Companions” program that connects aging artists, musicians, professors and […]

18% of Home Care Workers Live Below the Federal Poverty Line

Despite the exceedingly high demand for their services, one in six U.S. caregivers lives in poverty. That’s according to new data from PHI, a New York-based national research, consulting and direct care advocacy organization. The organization releases an overview of wage and employment trends in the U.S. home care workforce annually. The research gleans information […]

New Business Strategy Has Interim HealthCare Looking ‘Beyond the Diagnosis’

It’s already been a busy year for Interim HealthCare Inc. President and CEO Jennifer Sheets, who took charge of the Sunrise, Florida-based home health franchise in January. But there’s still much to accomplish as 2019 winds down, including the launch of a new company-wide strategy focused on social determinants of health and “looking beyond the […]

Home Care Overtime Lawsuit Could Have National Implications

A federal court ruling on unpaid home care overtime in Los Angeles County could have broader implications for the home-based care industry nationwide, according to the National Law Review. The Ninth Circuit Court recently ruled that home care workers paid by state and county programs can sue LA County for unpaid overtime under the Fair […]