Home Health Provider Excelin Leverages Virtual Care Tool to Conserve PPE, Keep Caregivers Safe

Telehealth has recently been thrusted to the forefront of health care, specifically as a way to avoid person-to-person contact during the global COVID-19 pandemic. Despite a lack of direct reimbursement from Medicare, home health company Excelin Home Health recently began providing telehealth services to its clients as a way to prevent the spread of coronavirus. […]

GreatCall CEO: Health Care System Stretched Thinner Than Ever Because of COVID-19

COVID-19 has opened the floodgates for adoption of telehealth services, creating newfound opportunities for technology companies looking to change the way health care is delivered by moving more care into the home and out of institutional settings. One such company is GreatCall, acquired by electronics retail giant Best Buy (NYSE: BBY) for a whopping $800 […]

47% of Providers Believe COVID-19 Will Have a Negative Long-Term Impact on Their Businesses

The coronavirus is making it harder for home-based care providers to stay afloat, mainly by draining basic protective equipment and disrupting organizations’ staffing levels. More than 72% of home-based care professionals don’t have adequate amounts of personal protective equipment (PPE), while more than half say their organizations are having staffing struggles. Meanwhile, nearly 58% of […]

Elara Caring Turns to Telehealth to Solve Coronavirus Pain Points

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Elara Caring has announced it will be rolling out telephonic home visits and telehealth services for its skilled home health and hospice patients. Elara Caring is making the move to solve a number of pain points related to the coronavirus outbreak, including an industry-wide personal protective equipment (PPE) […]

Coronavirus Causes Demand for In-Home Telehealth Technology to Skyrocket

The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has been devastating for the vast majority of U.S. businesses. Yet for some companies, the global crisis has turned into a major boon. Pharmaceutical corporations, teleconferencing companies and video-streaming services are all positioned for growth despite the broader economic landscape. Telehealth providers are likewise seeing a spike in business, with New […]

HouseWorks Beefs Up Technology Capabilities with eCaring Acquisition

For HouseWorks, technology is a key component in its growth and enhancement as an organization. The company recently announced that, along with RAB Ventures LLC, it has acquired the assets of eCaring, a New York-based health care technology company. “It has become really clear that the home care industry needs technology to remain competitive and […]

Tech Company Reshaping Dementia Care for Home Care Agencies, Family Caregivers

People Power, a health care technology company, recently launched a new research project with the University of California, Berkeley. The goal of the project is to help caregivers provide better care for seniors with dementia. To do so, the project grants caregivers access to a tool called Presence Caregiver, a motion-sensor caregiving system. While People […]

Coronavirus Scare Likely to Boost Telehealth Adoption Among Home-Based Care Providers

On Thursday, the Senate approved a bill that will provide $8.3 billion in emergency funds to help mitigate the effects of COVID-19, otherwise known as the coronavirus. Apart from funding, the bill made major changes to telehealth statutes, possibly allowing home-based care providers to both rely heavier on telehealth tools and be properly reimbursed for […]

Driverless Cars Finding New Lane in Home-Based Care

A decade from now, there will be more people older than 65, more home-based care offerings than ever — and likely more self-driving cars out on the roads. And believe it or not, driverless cars — or autonomous vehicles — will make their mark on the home-based care space, just as they’ll affect shipping, retail […]