Legislation Would Allow Caregivers to Poach Home Care Agencies’ Clients

Home care agencies in one state could soon lose the right to prevent caregivers from poaching their clients, a move opponents worry would devastate providers. A provision recently added to the Connecticut state budget bans noncompete contracts and similar agreements in “homemaker, companion or home health services.” If passed, the legislation would remove home care […]

Thrive: Inside TheraCare’s Decision to Partner with Honor

Thrive is an HHCN series that explores the successes, struggles and strategies of home care owners and operators on the local level. At times, technology-driven home care startup Honor has faced criticism for the way it operates. First, its goal was to be an innovative, tech-savvy provider, which made the San Francisco-based company a competitor […]

States Sue Trump Administration Over Home Care Worker Union Dues

At least five states are suing the Trump administration over a recently finalized rule they say would prevent home health workers paid by Medicaid from having their union dues automatically removed from their paychecks, according to Reuters. States involved in the lawsuit include California, Washington, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Oregon. The states claim the rule weakens […]

Home Health Clinicians Face PDGM Knowledge Gap

The vast majority of home health clinicians currently face a steep uphill climb when it comes to operationalizing the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM), with slightly less than eight months to go before the payment overhaul goes live, a new survey suggests. Among its changes, PDGM uses 30-day periods as a basis for payment, with each […]

Medicare Advantage, ‘Demise of Digital Disruptors’ Cited as Top 2019 Home Care Trends

Home care in Medicare Advantage (MA), the demise of digital disruptors and interoperability barriers are the top three trends shaping the in-home care space in 2019, according to business strategist Stephen Tweed, founder of Home Care CEO Forum. Tweed highlighted these and other industry-shaping trends in this year’s Home Care Benchmarking Study, released last week […]

Thrive: West Coast Home Care Agency Finds Success Despite 110% Turnover Rate

Home Care owners and operators often identify the caregiver shortage as the No. 1 challenge facing the industry. Ana Preciado — who owns a Woodland, California-based Comfort Keepers — is no exception. Last year, Preciado’s franchise location had a caregiver turnover rate of 110%. “That means we turned over everyone we hired in the year,” […]

Demographic Trends, PDGM Forcing Home Health Providers to Get Creative About Staffing

At-home care organizations across the country are grappling with how to attract and retain staff. Moorestown, New Jersey-based Bayada Home Health Care has tried to solve the industry-wide pain point by exploring creative solutions, including university partnerships. Reasons for at-home care workforce challenges are numerous. On a macro-level, the United States has a rapidly aging […]

Daily Pay for Caregivers Helps BrightSpring Improve Recruitment, Retention

As the aging population continues to grow, so does the need for home-based care services. But supply isn’t keeping up with demand when it comes to the caregivers required to provide those services, creating fierce competition for workers. To win over prospective employees, at-home care providers must differentiate themselves. For BrightSpring Health Services, that means […]