Tech-Powered Home Care Company Breathes New Life into HomeHero

A new technology-enabled home care company is breathing life back into HomeHero, the startup once heralded as an industry “disruptor” for its business model of directly matching consumers to caregivers. After raising a total of $23 million, HomeHero was forced to cease its operations in late 2016. The new tech-powered home care player is Family […]

Sanford-TytoCare Partnership Showcases Telehealth’s Evolution

Not too long ago, “telehealth” often meant connecting home- and community-based patients with their physicians via some sort of simple, tablet-like hardware. Today, however, the term can mean so much more — and at-home care providers need to start preparing their operations for a wave of new telehealth possibilities. TytoCare — which recently announced a […]

Uber Health Exec: ‘There’s So Much We Can Do When It Comes to Home Care’

As Medicare Advantage (MA) plans prepare to expand their supplemental benefits in 2020 to cover even more non-medical services, players from a growing number of industries are hopping on board. That includes ride-hailing companies such as Lyft (Nasdaq: LYFT) and Uber (NYSE: UBER), which say seniors are a driving force in their health care businesses. […]

VNSNY Chief of Provider Services: Home Health Disruption Isn’t ‘an Atomic Bomb’

One of the oldest nonprofit home- and community-based health care organizations in the country is counting on innovative technology and reimbursement models to keep it on the cutting edge in the years to come. As such, preparing for the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM), pursuing risk-based relationships and exploring predictive analytics are top of mind for […]

VC Powerhouses Ponder Bigger Home Care Push

Venture capital powerhouses GV, General Catalyst and Andreessen Horowitz are paying close attention to the home-based care space, betting that health care will continue its mass exodus out of hospitals, skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) and other facilities. Andreessen Horowitz — which led San Francisco-based home care startup Honor’s $20 million Series A round back in […]

Senators to Introduce Assistive Technology Bills for Aging in Place

U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Bob Casey (D-Pa.) plan to introduce new legislation to make assistive technology more accessible to seniors and people with disabilities. The goal is to make it easier for people to age in place. “Survey after survey indicates that seniors envision themselves living independently at home in their own community […]

Comcast Developing In-Home Health Monitoring Device

Already in millions of homes across the United States through its cable and internet services, telecommunications giant Comcast (Nasdaq: CMCSA) is developing a new in-home health monitoring device capable of detecting falls — and potentially preventing hospital readmissions. While details are scarce at this point, the device is purposefully built with at-home health care in […]

AT&T: In-Home Remote Patient Monitoring Ready to Take Off

While telemonitoring is often facilitated through tablets or smartphones using the internet, AT&T (NYSE: T) and remote patient monitoring company Anelto Health are hoping to change the game with their new in-home technology for seniors. The two-way cellular hub, called HomeAssure, is already being used by at least five home health agencies, creators say. On […]