Thrive: West Coast Home Care Agency Finds Success Despite 110% Turnover Rate

Home Care owners and operators often identify the caregiver shortage as the No. 1 challenge facing the industry. Ana Preciado — who owns a Woodland, California-based Comfort Keepers — is no exception. Last year, Preciado’s franchise location had a caregiver turnover rate of 110%. “That means we turned over everyone we hired in the year,” […]

Caregiver Registry Trend Raises Unionization, Privacy Concerns

In an effort to ensure home care workers are adequately screened and trained, a growing number of states are rolling out caregiver registries. But depending on the requirements, some worry the registries could do the home care industry more harm than good. Currently, at least 12 states and the District of Columbia have online training […]

Interim Leads Home Care Pack on Entrepreneur’s Top Global Franchise List

Appearing alongside international heavyweights like McDonald’s and Hilton Hotels, several home care companies have made Entrepreneur magazine’s new rankings of the top global franchises. Interim HealthCare was the top-ranked home care franchise, coming in at No. 19 on the 200-company list. The list is based on data submitted to Entrepreneur for the publication’s annual Franchise […]

Top Private Duty Home Care Stories of 2017

From robots to nursing shortages, Home Health Care News covered a range of topics in the private duty sector in 2017. Here are the top private duty stories for the year. And if you haven’t yet, make sure to catch up on our overall top posts for 2017. 1. February 28—HomeHero Closure Casts Shadow Over Home […]

Must-Read News: OASIS Changes

Happy Monday, Home Health Care News readers. We’re heading into a short week with the Thanksgiving holiday. Heads up to all our readers: We won’t be publishing on Wednesday and will return to our normal posting schedule on Monday, Nov 20. Gobble gobble! To keep you up to date on all things home health and […]

Comfort Keepers Pilots Affordable Home Care Robot

A Washington, D.C.-area technology company is teaming up with a private duty home care franchise to deploy a new robot at a price many seniors can afford. Hernon, Virginia-based Comfort Keepers of Reston is rolling out its first model “Rudy,” a multifunctional robot companion designed to help seniors as they age at home. Comfort Keepers of Reston performs services such […]

The Biggest Home Care Franchises

Private duty home care is in hot demand, and with a number of franchisors expanding and restarting their growth efforts, it’s no wonder this sector once again made an appearance on The Franchise Times Top 200+. The list ranks the 500 largest U.S. franchise systems. Here are the top 10 home care companies that made the list and […]

Home Care Provider Opens Up Shop with Unique Philosophy

When Ron Scasny of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, had an opportunity to sell his three Comfort Keepers home care franchise locations, he took the buy-out as a chance to build his own brand with a new, unique philosophy. His new company, Caring with Honor, offers non-medical in-home care services in the Milwaukee area and is just starting to find […]