Home-Based Care CEOs Dig into the Pros and Cons of M&A

The health services arena recorded more than 1,200 deals in 2019 for the second year in a row, according to the latest figures from international accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers. As has become the norm, long-term care was the largest sub-sector by volume throughout 2019 — with particularly strong M&A action in the home health and home […]

Arosa+LivHome Leans into Care Management with Lifecare Innovations Acquisition

Arosa+LivHome continues to ride its fast-paced M&A wave into 2020. The company announced Tuesday that it has acquired Lifecare Innovations, a Burr Ridge, Illinois-based professional care management services provider. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Backed by Bain Capital Double Impact, Arosa+LivHome was formed in October 2018 after the combination of two regional […]

‘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 […]

The Big New Sheriffs in Town: 2019 in Home Care Leaders’ Own Words

While the home care industry wasn’t encumbered by a major regulatory overhaul, such as the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM), several themes and key topics emerged in a way that defined 2019. Federal policymakers expanding home care coverage under Medicare Advantage (MA), for example, made waves throughout the year. Additionally, the ongoing caregiver shortage remained top […]

Arosa+LivHome Makes Sixth Home Care Acquisition with Purchase of LifeLinks

Arosa+LivHome shows no signs of slowing down on the M&A front. The company recently announced it has agreed to acquire LifeLinks, a care management provider that operates in Raleigh, North Carolina, and Nashville, Tennessee. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Backed by Bain Capital Double Impact, Arosa+LivHome was formed in October 2018 after […]

Arosa+LivHome Expands Geographic Footprint While Honor, Papa Win New Partnerships

Arosa+LivHome announces fifth acquisition of 2019 Arosa+LivHome has agreed to acquire The Cameron Group, an Orlando, Florida-based care management and home care agency. On top of that, the Bain Capital Double Impact-backed provider announced the acquisition of Senior Care Management Associates (SCMA) and Companion & Home Care, both located in North Carolina. Financial terms of […]

Bain Capital’s Arosa+LivHome Acquires Forever Young Home Care

Arosa+LivHome announced Monday it has acquired Forever Young Home Care, a move that expands its North Carolina footprint and adds further scale to the up-and-coming in-home care provider’s operations. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Backed by Bain Capital Double Impact, Arosa+LiveHome was formed in October 2018 after the combination of two regional […]

Former Senior Housing Executive Building ‘At-Home CCRC’ Business

A North Carolina startup company launched by a former senior housing executive is trying to move the for-profit continuing care retirement community (CCRC) model into the home. Launched at the beginning of February by CEO Katie Davis, CarePods groups older adults looking to age in place into relatively small, 25-member “pods,” with seniors typically living […]

Virtual Reality Helps In-Home Caregivers Experience Dementia, Dying

Using a virtual reality headset and the story of a veteran with lung cancer, a Los Angeles-based company is showing caregivers what it’s like to die in hospice care. The goal of the simulation, created by Embodied Labs, is to bring new dimensions to employee training. “People will say, ‘Oh, so you’re teaching empathy, right?’ […]

Home Health, Hospice Deals to Reach Record Numbers in 2019

The home health and hospice industries are expected to see significantly more mergers and acquisitions in 2019 than in years past. The growing popularity of lower-cost, value-based care and other factors are largely to thank. That’s according to Norwalk, Connecticut-based market intelligence firm Irving Levin & Associates, which collects and studies M&A data. The boom […]