Changemakers: Jon Rousseau, President and CEO, BrightSpring Health Services

Since joining BrightSpring Health Services in the fourth quarter of 2016, CEO and President Jon Rousseau has helped lead a massive transformation of the Louisville, Kentucky-based home- and community-based health services provider. In August 2018, for example, Rousseau implemented a brand-revitalization consistent with an updated business strategy, with BrightSpring officially moving away from its former […]

BrightSpring Cared for 67 COVID-19 Patients in 100 Days. Here’s What It Learned.

During the early days of the coronavirus in the U.S., home health agencies and personal care services providers were largely exploring uncharted territory, learning and adapting on the fly. As time goes on, however, home-based care operators are increasingly gaining access to new tools, deeper insights and proven best practices — all of which are […]

Daily Pay Changing the Compensation Game for Rockaway Home Care

Daily pay tools — services that grant employees faster access to their earnings — have been met with both skepticism and praise within the context of curbing the caregiver crisis. But for New York-based Rockaway Home Care, they’ve been a major boon. The nonprofit agency, which has six home care locations across the greater New […]

Financial Incentives, Daily Pay Identified as Key to Fighting Staffing Shortages

While the in-home care industry faces a number of challenges, staffing still looms largest for providers. The workforce shortage can hinder everything from business growth and compliance to patient outcomes and bottom lines — but financial incentives like daily pay could help fix the problem. That’s according to the results of a recent staffing survey […]

Medically Home Raises $10M; Tennessee Home Health Businesses Merge with BrightSpring

Hospital-at-home company raises $10M in Series B funding Medically Home — a Boston-based technology-enabled services company — has raised $10 million in Series B funding. The round was led by Cardinal Health and other investors. Founded in 2017, Medically Home brings hospital-level care into the home, sending clinicians, technology, equipment, medication and supplies directly to […]

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 […]