CareLinx Buys ‘Optimal Aging’ Platform From Providence St. Joseph Health

CareLinx is making moves to further appeal to potential payer partners by beefing up its ability to address social determinants of health and reduce hospital readmissions for at-risk patients. Burlingame, California-based CareLinx announced Thursday it has acquired the Optimal Aging platform from Providence St. Joseph Health (PSJH), one of the country’s largest health systems and […]

Immigrants Play Large Role in Combating Home Health Caregiver Shortage

A large proportion of home health workers in the U.S. are immigrants, according to a new study compiled with census data. But stricter immigration policies proposed by the Trump administration could reduce the number of foreign-born health care workers and further fuel the nationwide caregiver shortage, some experts say. More than 23% of home health, psychiatric and nursing […]

CareLinx Launches ‘Turnkey’ Home Care Option for Medicare Advantage Plans

Flexing its scale and technology knowhow, nationwide online home care network CareLinx has launched a new, turnkey offering for Medicare Advantage (MA) plans looking to incorporate non-skilled home care as a supplemental benefit. Announced Wednesday, Medicare At Home will allow MA plans to partner with CareLinx in a Medicare-compliant fashion so they can offer home […]

CareLinx Partners with Lacuna Health, Connects Caregivers to Insurance Options

National online home care service platform CareLinx and care management powerhouse Lacuna Health are teaming up in a new model that their top executives see as a boon for both businesses. CareLinx, which AARP recently named as a preferred provider for in-home care, connects seniors across the U.S. to its network of technology-enabled and thoroughly […]

Online Home Care Network CareLinx Lands ‘Massive’ AARP Partnership

CareLinx has landed a new AARP partnership with “massive” business upside, according to Sherwin Sheik, the online home care network’s CEO. Founded in 2011, San Francisco-based CareLinx connects individuals across the country in need of home care services to its pool of more than 300,000 vetted, licensed and technology-enabled caregivers. The company — purchased in […]

Workers, Payors Demand Home Care Providers Offer Education Programs

Home care providers are already under pressure to offer educational opportunities to their workers, as a means of boosting recruitment and retention in an industry plagued by labor shortages and high turnover. Changes in the insurance landscape and shifting workforce demographics could ratchet up that pressure to new levels of intensity in the coming years. […]

Collaboration is Key to Digital Health Solutions

The home care space has recently seen a number of startups take risks and bet on the role of digital solutions in improving seniors’ quality of life and independence at home. But digital solutions need to be designed and rolled out effectively by stakeholders working together to realize their full potential, according to a recent report from HealthXL, […]

CareLinx Acquired by Generali Global Assistance

CareLinx, a tech-enabled caregiver marketplace with more than 200,000 caregivers on its platform, has been acquired by Generali Global Assistance, a provider of assistance services that is part of the Generali Group. The terms of the deal and acquisition price were not disclosed. CareLinx, which already has a large scale as a digital marketplace for […]

Honor Sees Senior Living Partnerships as Route to New Markets

Honor—part of a wave of tech-forward home care startups to raise large sums of capital in recent years—now is partnering with assisted living and other senior housing companies, and sees this is a potential way of entering new markets. After starting in San Francisco and raising a cool $20 million in Series A funding in […]

Why Men Won’t Solve the Home Health Aide Shortage

A great opportunity exists to fill the deficit of home health care aides with the millions of American men out of work. The problem? Potential male hires, along with women and clients, are uncomfortable with men filling these traditionally feminine roles, according to a report from the New York Times. Though as many as 20 million men had […]