Home Care Agencies Starting to ‘Wake Up’ to Infection Control

Home health agencies have always had to prioritize infection control as part of Medicare’s Conditions of Participation (CoPs). But that hasn’t always been the case for non-medical home care providers. That quickly changed after the coronavirus began spreading across the country in March and April. Now, infection control is likely something non-medical home care providers […]

‘Nothing Is Recession-Proof’: What an Economic Downturn Means for Home-Based Care Providers

While the U.S. economy has sunk into its first official recession since 2008, home-based care experts are largely confident in the industry’s ability to withstand emerging economic hardships. In fact, “recession-proof” is the term many often use. Soaring demand, an evolving payment landscape and shifting consumer demographics may protect home-based care providers from too much […]

COVID-19 Prompts Payers to Show ‘Real Appreciation’ of Home-Based Care

Like every other provider in the home-based care industry, Addus HomeCare Corporation (Nasdaq: ADUS) has spent the past three months grappling with the coronavirus. In the short term, that has meant decreased visit volumes and reduced revenues. But in the long-term, Frisco, Texas-based Addus is optimistic the COVID-19 emergency will usher in a number of […]

CareAcademy Rides Virtual-Training Wave to $9.5M in New Funding

The COVID-19 public health emergency has caused many home care agencies to turn to online training to get around social-distancing barriers. One company that specializes in virtual training for the home care workforce now has added firepower to grow its platform. CareAcademy publicly announced Thursday that it has raised an additional 9.5 million in Series […]

COVID-19 Making a Case for Nationwide Home Care Licensure Requirements

While nursing homes have come under fire for widespread COVID-19 infection outbreaks, home-based care providers have been largely regarded in a more positive light.  Unlike skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) and senior living centers, home-based care providers have lower virus transmission risks due to the individual nature of the service delivery. As such, hospitals and families […]

The Hospital of the Future: Intermountain Expands In-Home Care Offering

Utah-based Intermountain Healthcare is delving deeper into the home with its latest offering: hospital-level in-home care.  Intermountain is a health system with 24 hospitals, a medical group with about 160 clinics and its own health insurance plan, among other services. The not-for-profit announced a concerted effort to move more care into the home last year, […]