Visiting Angels, FirstLight Among Best Franchises to Buy in 2019

Visiting Angels, FirstLight Home Care and six other home care companies have been ranked among the 200 best franchises to buy in 2019. That’s according to a list compiled by Franchise Business Review, a market research firm that focuses on satisfaction and performance in the franchise industry. From June 2017 to November 2018, the firm […]

Amada Tackles Home Care for Athletes with NFL Alumni Partnership

Amada Senior Care—led by a former Chicago Bears football player—has converted on a deal to become sponsor and exclusive in-home care provider for NFL Alumni, an association of about 5,000 former National Football League players, coaches, staffers, cheerleaders and family members. For San Clemente, California-based Amada, the recently announced deal is an opportunity to further legitimize […]

Home Care Franchisor Amada Seeks to Double in Size by 2020

Undeterred by intense competition for caregivers, one home care franchise company is doubling down on its aggressive expansion plan. Amada Senior Care, a non-medical in-home care franchisor headquartered in San Clemente, California, announced last week that it has opened its 100th franchise location, in Bergen County, New Jersey. The milestone marks a major expansion push for Amada, […]

Business Briefs: Amedisys, Procura, Optima

Procura Rebrands With New Name  Global provider of technology for long-term and post-acute care, Procura Healthcare, has announced its re-brand. Along with the re-brand, the new company name will be Complia Health. In addition to its name change, the company has also adopted a new mission statement: “Enabling the Business of Caring.” The new name […]

Business Briefs: Amedisys’ New Board Members

Amedisys Welcomes Three New Board Members Amedisys Inc. (NASDAQ: AMED) appointed three new members to its Board of Directors: Jeffrey Rideout, M.C., M.A., FACP; Julie Klapstein; and Richard A. Lechleiter. The new appointees’ positions became effective April 20. Rideout is currently president and CEO of the Integrated Healthcare Association, a statewide multi-stakeholder group in California […]

Business Briefs: VNA Health Group Appoints New COO

VNA Health Group Appoints New COO Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) Health Group has appointed Vito Buccellato, MPA, LNHA, to chief operating officer, a newly created position for the organization. VNA Health Group is New Jersey’s largest and the nation’s second largest not-for-profit visiting nurse association that serves more than 120,000 individuals and families. The association […]

Business Briefs: Always Best Care Adds Skilled Home Care

Carter Healthcare Expands Florida Service Area Carter Healthcare, a home health provider based in Oklahoma City, acquired Recovery Home Care District 3 in The Villages, Florida. The property was added to Carter Healthcare February 29. With the addition of The Villages, Carter Healthcare now serves 12 communities in six districts in Florida. “We are very […]

The 12 Best-Liked Home Care Franchises

Home Instead Senior Care and Visiting Angels are among the home care companies that franchisees like best, according to a report by Franchise Business Review, a national franchise market research firm that performs independent surveys of franchisee satisfaction and franchise buyer experiences. The report consists of survey responses from 28,000 franchise operators who represent 339 […]

Business Briefs: LHC Completes Halcyon Hospice Acquisition, Epic Health Services Acquires Unifour Nursing

LHC Group Completes $58.5 Million Halcyon Hospice Acquisition Lafayette, Louisiana-based LHC Group, a post-acute care provider, completed its acquisition of Cumming, Georgia-based Halcyon Hospice for $58.5 million. Halcyon operates 16 hospice locations across Georgia, South Carolina and Mississippi, including two inpatient hospice facilities. The company’s overall service area covers 183 counties, including 59 counties where […]