BrightSpring Reportedly Acquires Abode in $775M Deal

BrightSpring Health Services has reportedly brokered a deal to acquire Abode Hospice and Home Health, according to PE Hub. Based in Louisville, Kentucky, BrightSpring provides a diverse array of home- and community-based services, serving more than 350,000 patients across 50 states. In 2019, BrightSpring was acquired by global investment firm KKR, with Walgreens Boots Alliance […]

[Updated] How BrightSpring Health Services Achieved a 48% Drop in Hospitalizations

Over the past few years, home care has gained more of a foothold on the larger health care continuum. One company, BrightSpring Health Services, exemplifies this evolution in the role of home care.  Based in Louisville, Kentucky, BrightSpring provides a diverse array of home- and community-based services. It serves more than 350,000 patients across 50 […]

[Updated] BrightSpring CEO: COVID-19 Has Reinforced the Importance of Patient Access

There has been no such thing as conventional wisdom during the COVID-19 crisis. Theories on best practices and safety measures have evolved endlessly since March. For Louisville, Kentucky-based BrightSpring Health Services, a company that has been transparent about its road bumps and triumphs on its COVID-19 journey, one of its key takeaways has been how […]

A Home Health Agency Playbook to Expanding into Medicare Part B

Hoping to create new revenue streams, home health agencies are more frequently turning to Medicare Part B. In fact, some agencies are finding that delivering services under Part B is a natural progression for them. In the case of First Choice Home Health and Hospice, deciding to offer Medicare Part B services was a case […]

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 […]