Business Briefs: US CareNet Lauches NavCare

US CareNet Announces Launch of NavCare Division National senior care services provider US CareNet announced the launch of their NavCare care management division. The new division provides chronic care and transitional care management, population health management and care coordination services for primary care providers as well as other health care providers throughout the country. “Chronic […]

Home Care Companies Top Best Franchise List

Home care companies were once again named top franchise investment choices by Forbes, underscoring the strong demographics for the industry. Franchising offers the opportunity to e an entrepreneur without needing a big, original idea. For those looking to jump into the franchise space, a few strong brands within home care are among the winners, according […]

Home Care Franchises Lose Battle Over Seattle’s $15 Minimum Wage

Home care and other franchise workers in Seattle will receive the city’s $15 minimum wage by 2018, following a decision handed down Monday by the U.S. Supreme Court. The International Franchise Association (IFA) and certain businesses—including a BrightStar Care franchise owner—challenged a provision of the Seattle law, which treated local franchises of corporations such as […]

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: New Sentara CEO, Almost Family Completes Acquisition

Sentara Healthcare Announces CEO Stepping Down Sentara Healthcare, a not-for-profit health care system in Virginia and North Carolina, announced CEO David L. Bernd will be stepping down to retire after 21 years of leading the company. Howard P. Kern, who has served as president and chief operating officer, will assume the role of CEO in […]

BrightStar on Frontlines of Battle Against Minimum Wage Law

Home health care company BrightStar Care has joined the fight against Seattle’s newly enacted minimum wage law, which it says is discriminatory. Franchise owners have taken a stand against the city’s law, which they say places an unfair timeline on franchise companies—which unaffiliated small businesses do not have to comply with—to raise the minimum wage […]

5 Home Health Leaders’ Tips on Emergency Prep

Establishing strong staff communication and taking advantage of local resources are crucial for emergency preparedness, a panel of home health leaders said in a recent webinar. The webinar, moderated by health care accreditation organization The Joint Commission, aimed to identify key leadership strategies for effective emergency operations plans and present different ways to evaluate their […]