Home Care Agencies Starting to ‘Wake Up’ to Infection Control

Home health agencies have always had to prioritize infection control as part of Medicare’s Conditions of Participation (CoPs). But that hasn’t always been the case for non-medical home care providers. That quickly changed after the coronavirus began spreading across the country in March and April. Now, infection control is likely something non-medical home care providers […]

Creative COVID-19 Investments Likely to Pay Off Down the Road for Home Care Providers

Navigating the COVID-19 public emergency health emergency is causing private-duty home care providers to become more creative when it comes to problem solving. Largely left to fend for themselves, home care providers have had to hustle for personal protective equipment, take crash courses on new technology tools and experiment with different ways to reward their […]

Coronavirus-Induced Recession Could Create Home Care Franchise Boom

Despite its many negatives, the global recession induced by the COVID-19 virus could set the stage for home care franchise systems to see a period of strong growth. In addition to being a public health emergency, COVID-19 is having a far-ranging economic impact. As states began implementing shelter-in-place orders, asking residents to stay home and […]

‘Sick-Care Silos,’ Medicare Advantage and Market Exits: Home Care CEOs Look Ahead to 2020

Once considered an afterthought, non-medical, in-home care took on newfound importance in 2019. Many home care CEOs predict that momentum will continue in 2020, especially as risk-based arrangements among providers become more common. Medicare Advantage and outcomes-related health data are also positioned to play leading roles in home care next year, industry leaders believe. The […]

Home Care Franchises Winning the Sales Game

Jiffy Lube, Motel 6, Great Clips and Culver’s. These are just a few of the U.S. franchise giants that Home Instead Senior Care outsold in 2018. That’s according to the latest Top 200+ ranking from Franchise Times, an annual compilation of top-selling franchises based on systemwide sales. Other home care franchises winning the sales game […]

How Home Care Providers Can Maximize Their Summer Swings

Within the at-home care industry, the winter holidays and weeks that follow are typically the busiest times of the year for providers. Although summers tend to be more of a mixed bag in terms of business, providers can still make moves to reinforce their operations and prepare for the upcoming busy season. Generally, most providers […]