DOL Recovers Over $1 Million In Wages From Home Health Agencies Over ‘Numerous’ Violations

Amid much chatter regarding the classification of workers in home-based care, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has clawed more than $1 million in wages from two agencies. Specifically, the DOL recovered more than $1 million in minimum and overtime wages owed to 859 home health workers employed by two Texas-based providers: Alegre Home Health […]

What Home Health Executive Salaries Looked Like In 2023

Home-based care workers hear a lot about direct care worker wages, often from executives. They hear less about the wages the executives are receiving themselves, however. Thanks to the Multi-Facility Corporate Compensation report from the Hospital & Healthcare Compensation Service (HCS), however, it’s possible to get a peek behind the curtain. Broadly, the report showed […]

Walgreens Shakes Up Leadership Team, Jeff Driscoll Out As US Healthcare President

Walgreens Boots Alliance (Nasdaq: WBA) is making some major changes to its U.S. Healthcare division, which includes all of its provider and at-home care assets. Most of note is the leadership change at the top. Walgreens acquired the remaining stake in the home care-focused convener CareCentrix for $392 million in 2022, after an initial investment […]

CenterWell Home Health, BrightStar Care Hope To ‘Inspire’ New Home Health Nurses Through Pipelines

In recent years, home-based care providers have seen the value in being more hands on when it comes to building home health nursing pipelines. In order to pull this off, several providers have partnered with universities to create programs that will, ideally, lead to wider talent pools. CenterWell Home Health — Humana’s (NYSE: HUM) home […]

Immigration Reform Could Lead To Unintended, Poor Consequences For Home-Based Care Providers

When talks of immigration reform come out of Washington D.C., home-based care providers take note. While Democrats push for increased funding for Ukraine and potentially Israel, Republicans have seemed to take the strategy of going after immigration concerns as a negotiating piece. That’s particularly important to providers who often rely on immigrants to hold caregiver […]

How BrightSpring Health Services Leverages Specificity To Cut Through Employee Burnout

BrightSpring Health Services (Nasdaq: BTSG) – the newest home-based care representative on the public market – is trying to solve the same issues most other agencies currently are. That includes, among many others, employee burnout. Despite massive scale and resources, BrightSpring is still trying to figure out how it can keep its best workers from […]

Layoffs Hit At-Home Care Innovator DispatchHealth

DispatchHealth — one of the most successful startups in the home-based care space over the last decade — has reportedly laid off 88 employees. The company itself would not confirm the number of employees laid off. “We are focused on supporting our patients and our mission to deliver trusted, compassionate care in the comfort of […]

How AccentCare Is Using Communication, Career Development To Address Caregiver Burnout

As the home-based care industry continues to evolve, enhancing the well-being of employees and addressing caregiver burnout remains a top priority for providers. It’s not uncommon for caregivers to experience moments of feeling unsupported or undervalued. That can often lead to a sense of disconnection within the company from the bottom to the top. To […]

Home-Based Leaders Are Focusing On Culture, Creative Benefits To Mitigate Staffing Challenges

Workforce pressures are a constant variable in home-based care. But today’s issues require far different solutions than yesterday’s, providers believe. For Accurate Home Care, the biggest pain point isn’t retention, it’s recruiting new nurses to hire. “If I had 200 nurses show up in my parking lot, I would hire them all without interviewing them,” […]