Caregiver Turnover Rate Falls to 64% as Home Care Agencies ‘Flatten the Curve’

Home care agencies have spent the past few months doing their part to flatten the COVID-19 curve. It now appears they’re having success flattening the caregiver-turnover curve, too. Historically, home care has been an industry plagued by sky-high caregiver turnover rates, a challenge largely attributed to agencies offering low pay, weak benefits and few training […]

CareAcademy Rides Virtual-Training Wave to $9.5M in New Funding

The COVID-19 public health emergency has caused many home care agencies to turn to online training to get around social-distancing barriers. One company that specializes in virtual training for the home care workforce now has added firepower to grow its platform. CareAcademy publicly announced Thursday that it has raised an additional 9.5 million in Series […]

HCR Home Care Forms Bounce-Back Committee, Prepares for Fall COVID-19 Spike

As home health agencies across the country continue to fight the coronavirus, HCR Home Care is looking ahead to its next battlefield: bouncing back from COVID-19 and preparing for any residual infection waves. That means establishing a bounce-back committee, a personal protective equipment (PPE) stockpile and new procedures and protocols. Previously a relatively minor expense […]

Live-In Home Care Offers Advantages, But Financial Barriers Often Make It Unrealistic

One of the most surefire ways to maintain the caregiver-client relationship during the COVID-19 outbreak — without worrying about increased infection risk — is live-in care. Over the last few months, live-in care has allowed many individuals who need regular, hands-on care in the home to receive those supportive services without interruption. At the same […]

New Immigration Rules Could Harm Home-Based Care Workforce

Amid the coronavirus, the Trump administration has rolled out a number of changes to the U.S. immigration system, including travel restrictions and a move last month to suspend most immigrant visas for 60 days. President Donald Trump said the goal was to protect jobs for U.S. citizens, as unemployment has climbed to record highs in […]

LHC Group Doubles Down on SLCC Partnership, Invests $2.5 Million in Home Health Lab

LHC Group Inc. (Nasdaq: LHCG) has teamed up with South Louisiana Community College (SLCC) to form a home health education program — an extension of a previous partnership with the institution. SLCC is a community college that serves more than 15,000 students annually and operates campuses in Abbeville, Crowley, Franklin, Houma, Lafayette, Morgan City, New […]

Honor Sees Caregiver Applications Double Amid Coronavirus

After starting off 2020 with a round of non-caregiver layoffs and rumors that SoftBank walked away from a major investment into the company, San Francisco-based Honor quickly had to refocus and face the coronavirus. While the outbreak comes with obvious challenges for Honor, the tech-enabled home care company has been able to learn from the […]

To Hire ‘More People Than Ever’ Amid COVID-19, Bayada Revives Vintage Advertising Campaign

As thunder crashes and lighting strikes, a curly-haired brunette climbs behind the wheel of a beige SUV, the side of which reads “Bayada.” “I’ll be there,” she says, right before hanging up her cell phone and driving off into the storm. “Their tradition was forged on the battlefield,” a booming voice narrates. “Today, they serve […]