Home Health Agencies Ramp Up Social Media Recruiting Efforts

Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and other social media channels are quickly becoming more important tools for recruiting home care workers. That means agencies need to start building their online brand now to stay competitive, Hireology CEO Adam Robinson told Home Health Care News. Hireology is a talent-technology platform that provides candidate marketing and recruitment CRM services […]

Amedisys Names Innovations Exec to Advance Aging in Place Strategy

Amedisys (Nasdaq: AMED) has a new point person to help drive its innovation efforts and advance its aging-in-place strategy. After most recently serving in various capacities at the Advisory Board Company, health care veteran Sandra Schrauf joined Amedisys at the beginning of March as its senior vice president of innovations. The position is a new […]

Home Care Providers Avoid 13-Hour Rule Financial Disaster

Home care providers have come out on top in a long legal battle to decide whether live-in home care aides in New York should be paid for 24 hours of work or for the 13 hours currently mandated. The New York Court of Appeal issued its decision in Andryeyeva V. New York Health Care Inc. […]

Why Upskilling Caregivers Can Improve Patient Care, Retention

As the demand for home-based care services continues to soar, so does the industry’s shortage of workers, with as many as 7.8 million caregiving positions projected to sit unfilled by 2026. The multimillion-dollar question for agencies remains how to survive the staffing crisis, which industry leaders have identified as the No. 1 challenge within home-based […]

Visiting Nurse Services in Westchester Launches Auto Leasing Pilot for Caregivers

As the demand for home care services rises, agencies are forced to get creative with caregiver job perks and making sure workers safely get to their clients on time. To bolster its retention and recruitment efforts, Visiting Nurse Services in Westchester (VNSW) has launched a new automobile leasing pilot program, where caregivers are given company […]

3 Ways Home Care Providers Can Maximize an Employee’s Last Day

With industry turnover rates consistently above 60% and estimated costs to replace veteran employees averaging thousands of dollars, strengthening retention remains a top priority for most home care providers. Getting off to a good start with new hires is a pillar to successful retention, but providers can’t afford to overlook employees’ last day on the […]

FirstLight Adds Executives to Fuel Growth, Amedisys Board Member Retires

FirstLight expands leadership team amid rapid growth To accommodate recent growth, FirstLight Home Care has created and filled seven new positions, expanding its focus in areas such as technology, talent acquisition and franchise development.   While the hires are new, growth within the nine-year-old Cincinnati-based home care company is not. In 2017 alone, the franchisor […]

BrightSpring Adds to Executive Team, Encompass HR Chief Retiring

BrightSpring adds new clinical, compliance execs BrightSpring Health Services, one of the country’s largest home and community-based health services providers for high-need populations, has hired a new chief clinical officer and a new chief compliance officer. Susan Sender will take the reigns as the company’s chief clinical officer, while Rachael Kurzer Givens has been named […]

Home-Based Care Industry Reacts As Illinois Raises Minimum Wage

Illinois has joined a number of states set to raise their minimum wage dramatically in the years to come. Gov. J.B. Pritzker (D-Ill.) on Tuesday signed a law raising minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2025. The move has drawn praise from caregiver advocates and criticism from industry leaders — who worry home health […]

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, […]