Elara Caring CEO: Home Health Providers Often ‘Ill-Equipped’ to Tackle Behavioral Health

Now more than ever, older adults are struggling with depression, addiction and similar challenges, recent statistics suggest. For some home health providers, that makes behavioral health a major business opportunity. Although behavioral health poses a significant upside, providers looking to break into the space will have to navigate unique reimbursement and operating challenges, experts say. […]

In Dynamic Industry, At-Home Care Providers See Scale as a Leg Up

In the dynamic home health, hospice and personal care industries, scale is sometimes a serious leg up, as well as a driving force behind record-setting M&A activity. That’s especially true when it comes to keeping up with potential Medicare Advantage (MA) opportunities, collecting actionable data and experimenting with new business models that solve nationwide problems, […]

Blue Wolf, Peloton Equity Launch ClearSky Health; Perry Memorial Hospital Acquires In-Home Care VNA

Blue Wolf Capital makes another post-acute care move As a response to the growing demand for integrated delivery models in the post-acute care sector, private equity firms Blue Wolf Capital Partners and Peloton Equity have partnered to launch rehabilitative health care provider ClearSky Health. Austin, Texas-based ClearSky Health plans to develop and acquire in-patient rehabilitation […]

Elara Caring CEO: There’s No Curbing Investor Appetite for Home Care

There’s no curbing investor appetite for home care assets — and major payers will likewise continue to drive M&A activity in the home health, hospice and personal care spaces in the coming year. That’s according to Elara Caring CEO G. Scott Herman, who discussed industry consolidation, tailwinds and change during a recent appearance on the […]

Disrupt Podcast #14: Hear From Elara Caring CEO G. Scott Herman

Michigan-based Great Lakes Caring, Connecticut-based National Home Health Care and Texas-based Jordan Health Services were — not too long ago — three separate home-based care providers. Backed by Blue Wolf Capital Partners and Kelso & Company, they came together in a three-way mega-merger in May 2018, officially rebranding under the Elara Caring name in July. […]

Why Elara Caring Sees Behavioral Health as a New Frontier in 2019

Managing chronically ill patient populations across years and becoming a go-to resource for behavioral health needs are among Elara Caring’s biggest priorities over the next several months. Industry consolidation and increasing partnerships with large-scale payers and health systems will also be on the Addison, Texas-based provider’s radar, CEO G. Scott Herman told Home Health Care […]

The Top Trends in Home Care for 2019

In many ways, 2018 was a coming of age for the home care industry, as it steadily became recognized as a key part of the overall continuum of care due to its ability to keep older adults safely at home and out of the hospital. Among the biggest changes to home care in 2018: the […]

Home Health Executive Forecast for 2019: Obamacare, Consolidation and PDGM

From the introduction of the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) to fine-tuning the nine-state Value-Based Purchasing Model (VBPM), 2018 was an important year for home health care at large. Next year will bring its own set of challenges and opportunities — some new and others old. Home health industry insiders and top executives expect Texas’ recent […]

Top Home Health Care News Stories of 2018

The home health, home care and hospice industries experienced ups and downs in 2018, including regulatory surprises, new business opportunities and industry-shaping mega deals. Home Health Care News was there to cover it all. Revisit 2018 — and get a sense of what ongoing trends and regulations will shape 2019 — by reading through our […]