Despite New Challenges, Low Wages Continue to Plague Home Care Jobs

Despite the spotlight that COVID-19 has placed on in-home care, the newfound visibility has not translated into higher wages or income for most caregivers. That’s true even as in-home care workers continue working with added safety risks and emerging job challenges. That’s according to a new report released Tuesday from PHI, a New York-based advocacy […]

HouseWorks, Uber Team Up with Digital Pharmacies to Solve One of Health Care’s ‘Most Frustrating’ Problems

One of the chief concerns for seniors that home care providers have helped tackle over the years has been medication management. That concept is now being taken to the next level by a handful of companies operating in the home-based care arena. HouseWorks, a large Boston-based provider of private-pay home care, has partnered with the […]

HCAOA’s Vicki Hoak: Home Care Must Take Advantage of Its Moment in the Spotlight

Home-based care agencies and their workers are getting some rare time in the national spotlight during this year’s political cycle. Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and VP pick Kamala Harris, for example, have gone out of their way to recognize the work that home-based care workers do on a regular basis. They’ve particularly heralded their […]

With New Franchise Sales on the Rise, ComForCare Revamps Recruitment Process

The COVID-19 emergency has meant different things to different organizations. For home care giant ComForCare, it has meant pivoting to new ways of approaching recruitment and onboarding. Owned by New York-based private equity firm Riverside Company, ComForCare is a home care franchise organization that has over 200 independently owned and operated locations in the U.S. […]

‘Home Care Is Coming to a Crisis’: Medicaid Cuts to Push Addus Out of Nevada

Addus HomeCare Corporation (Nasdaq: ADUS) has decided to close up shop in Nevada due to recent cuts to Medicaid reimbursement rates in the state. Frisco, Texas-based Addus provides a mix of personal care, hospice and home health care services. Prior to shutting down operations in Nevada, the company provided those services to about 43,000 individuals […]

Amedisys Expands Personal Care Network Through New Partnership with BrightStar Care

One of the largest home care franchises in the country is teaming up with one of the nation’s largest home health providers. Chicago-based BrightStar Care signed a care coordination agreement with Baton Rouge, Louisiana-based Amedisys Inc. (Nasdaq: AMED), adding BrightStar’s agencies to Amedisys’ personal care network. The personal care network’s goal is to facilitate care […]

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand Pushes for Increased PPE, Telehealth Payment for In-Home Care Providers

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-Ny.) is asking the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to ensure that in-home care providers have access to essential resources amid the coronavirus.   Throughout the public health emergency, home health and home care providers have been vocal about the challenges […]

‘We’re Not Providing a Luxury Service’: No-Nonsense Home Care Model Helps CareBuilders Grow Amid Economic Downturn

CareBuilders at Home — the non-medical home care division of ATC Healthcare — has announced a strategic growth plan across the U.S. The Lake Success, New York-based franchise currently has 13 locations. It is targeting to add more in Michigan, Illinois, Texas, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and California, specifically in the Bay Area. The vast majority […]