Movers & Shakers: Amedisys’ New Chief Clinical Officer

Amedisys Hires New Chief Clinical Officer One of the nation’s largest home health care providers, Baton Rouge, Louisiana-based Amedisys Inc. (Nasdaq: AMED), has hired Susan Sender, RN, as chief clinical officer and senior vice president. In her new role, Sender will oversee clinical practice and quality, set and maintain clinical operations standards and develop and […]

Business Briefs: Meals on Wheels Acquires Home Health Provider

Nonprofit In-Home Health Provider Acquired by Meals on Wheels  Distributor of over 3,000 meals to homebound seniors and people with disabilities, Meals on Wheels Central Texas, has acquired Austin, Texas-based, Helping the Aging, Needy and Disabled (HAND), a nonprofit in-home health care services provider. HAND provides personal care to nearly 400 low-income older adults and […]

Judge Shuts Down Class Action in Home Health Overtime Suit

Recent changes in federal overtime laws that impact home health care workers and other domestic workers have led to a boom in collective action lawsuits throughout the industry. However, home care workers in New York won’t be able to to sue for overtime pay through a class action lawsuit, a recent judge in the state […]

Movers & Shakers: Hometeam’s New Hire

Hometeam Hires Ashish Prashar as Director of Communications and Policy Hometeam, a New York-based in-home care services provider well-known for its technology platform, hired Ashish Prashar as its new director of communications and policy. In his new role, Prashar will report directly to Hometeam’s CEO and Founder Josh Bruno. He will take over the day-to-day […]

Top Caregiver Recruiting Challenges in Home Care

Finding the right people is hard, but that doesn’t mean home care businesses are feeling gloomy about their ability to recruit home caregivers, according to a recent study. The outlook for hiring among home care business owners remains optimistic, as 76% of private duty agencies are expecting to hire more caregivers this year than in […]

Business Briefs: National Home Health’s New CEO

National Home Health Care Corp. Names New CEO National Home Health Care Corp., the parent company of several home care services providers, has named Stan Dennis as CEO. Dennis succeeds Steven Fialkow, who is retiring after 33 years with the company. Dennis will remain on the company’s board. National Home Health is headquartered in Scarsdale, […]

Hospital Elder Units Help Seniors Go Home

The need for specialized hospital units for seniors is high and growing—and the proven ability of these units to return seniors to live at home independently could spell good things for the home health care industry. Approximately one-third of patients older than 70 years of age and more than half of patients older than 85 are discharged from […]

D.C. Home Care Workers Win $15 Minimum Wage

Home care workers in the nation’s capital will now earn at least $15 per hour by 2020, thanks to a recently approved bill. The “Fair Shot Minimum Wage Amendment Act of 2016” stipulates that the minimum wage in Washington, D.C., will jump from $10.50 per hour to $11.50 per hour in July, and will increase […]

[UPDATED] Supreme Court Refuses to Take Home Care Minimum Wage Case

The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear Home Care Association of America v. Weil, ending a long-running legal saga and putting to rest any question of whether home care workers will be afforded minimum wage and overtime protections. At issue is the Fair Labor Standards Act’s so-called companionship exemption. Home care workers were for […]

Amedisys Adds New Senior VP and Compliance Officer

Following an announcement that the chief compliance officer of Amedisys Inc. (NASDAQ: AMED) would take a year of paid leave beginning Aug. 1, the home health provider has named David B. Pearce as senior vice president and chief compliance officer, effective July 5. In his new role, Pearce will oversee Amedisys’ ethics and compliance programs. […]