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, […]

Recruiting in a Crisis: Why Home Care Agencies Are Overhauling Their Onboarding Programs

Over the years, training and “upskilling” in-home care workers has been a key strategy to improve retention for providers struggling with turnover. But as the COVID-19 public health emergency continues, providers who are actively recruiting will now have to navigate new obstacles when preparing recently hired caregivers to work in the home setting. Since mid-March, […]

What Increased Bankruptcy Filings Across Health Care Could Mean for Home Health Providers

Industry experts have predicted a rise in home health bankruptcies amid the COVID-19 virus. But home health providers likely won’t be the only ones affected by tighter cash flows and unexpected expenses. Ultimately, there’s likely to be increased bankruptcy filings across health care, particularly in industries such as skilled nursing and senior living. That, in […]

COVID-19 Forces Home Care Providers to Take a Tailored Approach to Dementia Care

Over the past few years, many home care providers have launched specialized dementia care business lines as a means to simultaneously boost their bottom lines and enhance quality of care. But amid the COVID-19 virus, these providers have had to adapt and tackle additional challenges compared to peers. Older adults are especially vulnerable when it […]

Creative COVID-19 Investments Likely to Pay Off Down the Road for Home Care Providers

Navigating the COVID-19 public emergency health emergency is causing private-duty home care providers to become more creative when it comes to problem solving. Largely left to fend for themselves, home care providers have had to hustle for personal protective equipment, take crash courses on new technology tools and experiment with different ways to reward their […]