Top BrightStar Franchise Owner: There’s No ‘Secret Sauce,’ Fundamentals Foster Success

After spending decades as a corporate executive, Chicago area-native Gary Ratkiewicz decided to enter the home care industry for the same reason many people do: He was inspired by personal experience. After navigating his parents and son through end-of-life care, he bought his first BrightStar Care location in Tinley Park, a southwest suburb of Chicago, […]

Targeting Continuum of Care Providers, Honor Partners with Eskaton’s Home Care Business

San Francisco-based Honor — which uses technology and workforce management solutions to take over caregiver recruiting, scheduling, billing and other back-office responsibilities for home care agencies for a share of their revenue — has started to refine its partner profile. Since revamping its business model more than a year ago, Honor has teamed up with […]

PE-Backed HouseWorks Using Innovation, Home-Modification to Propel Growth

After 20 years of serving the Boston area, private-pay in-home care company HouseWorks LLC recently expanded into the Philadelphia market. Expanded Medicare Advantage (MA) benefits, rising demand and private equity backing helped drive the strategic decision. Company leaders say innovation — from its caregiver team structure to its home-modification arm — will help propel the […]

Post Capital, Former Addus CEO Building Multidisciplinary Community Care Platform

Similar to how hospitals have different arms able to treat patients with changing needs and a variety of conditions, a new private equity partnership is aiming to create a multisite, multidisciplinary system of community care services. Led by former Addus HomeCare Corporation (Nasdaq: ADUS) CEO Mark Heaney, the PE partnership is particularly interested in adult […]

5 Ways to Create an Ideal First Day for Home Care Hires

Even with rapid-fire regulatory changes, potential technology disruption and sweeping consolidation on the horizon, most home care leaders agree: The recruitment and retention of workers is still the industry’s No.1 challenge. With industry turnover hovering above 60% and a national unemployment rate dipping to below pre-2008 levels, it’s crucial home care agencies hit the ground […]

Ensign CEO: Home Health, Hospice Segment Growth Likely to Outpace Skilled Nursing

The Ensign Group (Nasdaq: ENSG) achieved its highest-ever adjusted earnings per share during the fourth quarter of 2018, the company announced Wednesday. That’s thanks in part to growth and success in the California-based provider’s home health and hospice services segment. Growth within the space will likely outpace that of Ensign’s skilled nursing subset, President and […]