Home Care Veteran Invests $1.26M in Independent Home Care Alliance

In July 2019, home-based care veteran Kunu Kaushal launched the Independent Home Care Alliance (IHCA) to further unite independent home care agencies nationwide. The effort was somewhat stalled by last year’s pandemic troubles, but the organization is now remodeling with a newfound focus. Apart from his role as the founder of the IHCA, Kaushal is […]

Griswold Using Home Care ‘Test Kitchens’ to Automate the Recruitment Process

Similar to some of its peers, Griswold Home Care is building its own “test kitchens” to experiment with new programs for clients and caregivers. The home care franchiser is doing so while simultaneously refocusing its related foundation. Blue Bell, Pennsylvania-based Griswold provides personal care services across 168 locations in 29 states. The franchiser also offers […]

Best of Care, CareAcademy Working to Curb Vaccine Hesitancy

States continue to open up COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to home-based care workers. Despite encouragement from industry leaders, some caregivers remain ambivalent about getting vaccinated. That’s not surprising, as there is a significant degree of vaccine hesitancy among all health care professionals. Roughly 15% of surveyed health care workers have turned down the opportunity to be […]

How Homewatch CareGivers Is Handling Vaccine-Related Business Disruptions

COVID-19 vaccination efforts for front-line caregivers working in the home setting continue across the country. As that task unfolds, home care operators must now navigate related business disruptions, from scheduling challenges to clients refusing visits. At a corporate level, Homewatch CareGivers has been working to make sure its franchise owners are all up to date […]

At-Home Focus Helps Baystate Health Save $1,729 Per Visit in Risk-Based Population

A partnership between a five-hospital health system and at-home care company DispatchHealth considerably reduced emergency-room admissions and cost while improving patient satisfaction. Denver, Colorado-based DispatchHealth offers a variety of health care services in the home through its mobile, emergency medicine-trained teams. It contracts with health systems and health plans to ease the burden on patients, […]

Total Care Connections Leverages Diversified Revenue Mix, Staffing Investments to Grow in the Southwest

Emerging out of the last recession in 2009, Daniel Stringer decided it was time to change careers. Formerly in finance, Stringer’s line of work had taken a huge hit. He was eager to find a place where his business would be recession-resilient — if not recession-proof. That’s when Stringer entered into the home care space, […]

Synergy Lands Partnership with Compassus, Sees 35% Growth in New Territories

Synergy HomeCare has partnered with Compassus. The deal will allow the pair to offer both companies’ services to their clients. Synergy is a Gilbert, Arizona-based non-medical home care franchise that operates roughly 170 franchise locations nationwide. Nashville, Tennessee-based Compassus offers home health care services, plus infusion therapy, palliative care and hospice care. Currently, the company […]

Top Home Care Trends for 2021

Despite continued staffing challenges, home care is on the rise. Several emerging trends will define that ascent in the year ahead. Some of those trends will revolve around home care’s role in new care delivery models designed to treat higher-acuity patients. Others will have to do with shifts in the home care market itself and […]

Biden Administration Inks $230M Deal for At-Home COVID-19 Tests

The U.S. government has reached a $230 million deal to produce rapid at-home COVID-19 tests that can be purchased for $15 to $30 over the counter, the Biden administration announced Monday. The deal is with Ellume USA LLC, an Australia-based diagnostics company. For home-based care providers, testing is still paramount as the vaccine rollout continues. […]