Daily Pay for Caregivers Helps BrightSpring Improve Recruitment, Retention

As the aging population continues to grow, so does the need for home-based care services. But supply isn’t keeping up with demand when it comes to the caregivers required to provide those services, creating fierce competition for workers. To win over prospective employees, at-home care providers must differentiate themselves. For BrightSpring Health Services, that means […]

How BrightSpring Plans to Win Home Care’s Medication Management Battle

Failure to adhere to a medication regimen is often cited as the No. 1 reason people — especially older adults with multiple chronic conditions — are sent back to the hospital following discharge. To change that, many home care providers have started to make in-home medication management a core component of their operations. That group […]

BrightSpring, PharMerica Merge in $1.32 Billion Deal

Global investment firm KKR and an affiliate of Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. (Nasdaq: WBA) closed on their $1.32 billion acquisition of home- and community-based care BrightSpring Health Services on Wednesday. BrightSpring — formerly ResCare — merged with pharmacy company PharMerica as part of the deal. While home-focused M&A activity has hit record levels over the […]

BrightSpring Adds to Executive Team, Encompass HR Chief Retiring

BrightSpring adds new clinical, compliance execs BrightSpring Health Services, one of the country’s largest home and community-based health services providers for high-need populations, has hired a new chief clinical officer and a new chief compliance officer. Susan Sender will take the reigns as the company’s chief clinical officer, while Rachael Kurzer Givens has been named […]

Home Care Giant BrightSpring to Merge with Major LTC Pharmacy PharMerica

Home- and community-based care giant BrightSpring Health Services — formerly known as ResCare — plans to merge with pharmacy company PharMerica. The two companies will be under the private equity ownership of KKR, with an affiliate of Walgreens Boots Alliance (Nasdaq: WBA) holding a minority stake, according to an announcement issued Tuesday. Full financial terms […]

Catch Up on the Latest Episodes of Disrupt

Episode #7 of Disrupt: Randy Klein Listen to our conversation with Hometeam CEO Randy Klein and learn about: His background as senior vice president of partner development for Remedy Partners, his work in operations with the Visiting Nurse Service of New York (VNSNY), one of the nation’s largest not-for-profit community-based health care organizations. The switch of […]

New Podcast Episode: BrightSpring Health CEO Jon Rousseau

The ninth episode of the Home Health Care News podcast, Disrupt, is now available. After graduating with an economics degree from Princeton and an MBA from Harvard, Jon Rousseau began his career as an investment banker at Morgan Stanley before going into the world of private equity. Rousseau then went into the pharma industry, taking […]

ResCare Rebrands as BrightSpring Health Services

Louisville, Kentucky-based ResCare has made another move to revitalize its brand. The company announced Wednesday that it has a new name—BrightSpring Health Services. “Simply stated, the updated name better reflects who we are today and where we’re going,” BrightSpring Health Services President and CEO Jon Rousseau told Home Health Care News via email. “Our rebranding demonstrates the progress we’ve made […]