Home-Based Palliative Program Is Sentara’s Answer to Post-Acute Care Gaps

While palliative care is often considered a hospital-based extension of hospice, one health system is using it to fill the gaps in its home-based service offerings. Sentara Healthcare is partnering with Turn-Key Health to make it happen. The new advanced illness services program uses predictive analytics to identify and enroll patients with a higher risk […]

How Home Care Providers Can Maximize Their Summer Swings

Within the at-home care industry, the winter holidays and weeks that follow are typically the busiest times of the year for providers. Although summers tend to be more of a mixed bag in terms of business, providers can still make moves to reinforce their operations and prepare for the upcoming busy season. Generally, most providers […]

Home Health Industry Likely Headed for M&A Rollercoaster

If there’s one thing home health care providers can agree on when it comes to the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM), it’s that the new model is shrouded in uncertainty. Despite attempting to predict expected reimbursement changes and adapting operations accordingly, agencies won’t know exactly how PDGM will affect them until well after its Jan. 1 […]

Home Care Legislation Allowing Client Poaching Moves Closer to Becoming Law 

Despite objections from the home care industry, legislation that would allow caregivers in one state to poach clients appears to be moving forward after getting support from the governor. “We strongly believe the health, safety, and comfort of our elderly or persons with disabilities should not be disrupted by an employer limiting their employees with […]

22% of Home Care Workers Targets of Verbal, Physical Abuse

The in-home care industry continues to navigate the widespread challenges of high turnover and burnout rates among caregivers. Verbal and physical abuse caregivers experience on the job is compounding these issues. Indeed, home care workers frequently experience some form of abuse by clients and their families when delivering care in the home, a recent survey […]