Thrive: BrightStar Agency Making Its Mark with Virtual Dementia Training

Thrive is an HHCN series that explores the successes, struggles and strategies of home care owners and operators on the local level. The number of American seniors with Alzheimer’s disease is on the rise, with about 5.5 million people over 65 affected. By 2025, that number could reach 7.1 million, up nearly 29%, according to […]

New Respite Program Offers Select Families Discounted Caregiver Relief

Despite the physical and emotional demands of caregiving, financial constraints keep many people from seeking outside help for their loved ones. But a program out of California aims to offer certain family caregivers relief. San Diego County has allocated $1 million toward respite care for middle-class family caregivers who look after relatives with Alzheimer’s disease […]

Dementia Training, Career Pathways Needed for Home-Based Workforce

To better compete for a growing niche market, Interim HealthCare, Right at Home and many other home-based care providers have made specialized dementia training a priority for their caregivers in recent months. Despite the steady investment, providers will likely need to pump even more resources into care programs and training for caregivers moving forward, experts […]

Aliviado Teams with Home Health Providers to Slash Dementia-Related Readmissions

Roughly one out of every three patients receiving home health care services has some form of dementia. The numbers are similar, though slightly smaller, for hospice. Despite this prevalence, many home-based caregivers lack the training and educational expertise to provide care that’s truly effective. Aliviado Health, a new initiative run out of the Hartford Institute […]

Bayada, Brookdale Team with Other Providers for New Alzheimer’s Roundtable

More than a dozen of the biggest players in aging services met in Chicago last Thursday to take part in the Alzheimer’s Association’s newly formed Dementia Care Provider Roundtable. The goal of the roundtable is to share best practices from their diverse industry perspectives. Participants in the roundtable included representatives from Bayada Home Health Care, […]

Dementia Care Spending to Hit $277 Billion, In-Home Services Grow

In 2018, the total cost of care for people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias is projected to reach $277 billion. That figure is expected to keep ballooning in coming years and decades, and a growing proportion of spending has been going toward in-home care. This is the second consecutive year that total payments to care […]

Honor Partners with Alzheimer’s Association for Caregiver Training

Tech-forward home care startup Honor has partnered with the Alzheimer’s Association to educate and train its caregivers in caring for people living with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Honor, which has made headlines for its eye-popping funding rounds totaling $62 million, has made similar collaborative agreements with other association groups, including the Parkinson’s Foundation and the American […]