Executive Care CEO Building Franchise ‘One Client at a Time,’ Sniffing Out SNF Partnerships

Since co-founding Executive Care with his wife Mila 15 years ago, CEO Lenny Verkholglaz has led the Hackensack, New Jersey-based home health care franchise toward consistent growth in an industry that is grappling with how to recruit and retain home care workers. Today, the private-pay in-home care company has over 20 locations across more than […]

Home Care Executive Forecast: 2019 Trends, Challenges, Opportunities

From an ongoing labor crunch to evolving Medicare Advantage opportunities, U.S. home care providers face numerous challenges but also exciting opportunities heading into 2019. Many private-duty players anticipate tech investments and increasing integration with the overall health care system, as revealed in these forecasts from CEOs and upper level executives. In 2019, older adults and […]

LHC Group, LifePoint Acquire Two Home Health Agencies; Executive Care Expands

LHC Group, LifePoint Health Expand Partnership Lafayette, Louisiana-based LHC Group (Nasdaq: LHCG) is building one of its key joint ventures. On Monday, LHC Group and health network LifePoint Health announced that the companies have finalized two transactions to purchase and share ownership of a pair of home health organizations. They include Hickory, North Carolina-based Guardian […]

Third-Party Referral Sites Help Boost Early-Stage Home Care Agencies

Third-party referral sites are simple marketing tools that can generate leads for home care agencies, but some agencies say that these third-party sites are best for early-stage companies and can become too expensive in the long run. Referral sites like Caring.com, Aging Care, Home Advisor, Care In Homes and A Place for Mom have continued to capitalize on […]

How Family Members Can Become MVPs on Home Health Care Teams

Family caregivers can be a vital part of an overall home health care strategy, especially as more baby boomers begin to age and the in-home care industry continues to deal with labor shortages. Already, some acute care providers are engaging more with patients’ family members to help educate them about follow-up care in the home, […]

Amedisys Expands in Kentucky, Executive Care Enters Virginia

Catch up on the latest business deals shaping the home health and personal care industry: Amedisys Adds Coverage Area in Kentucky Baton Rouge-based Amedisys Inc. (Nasdaq: AMED) has acquired the right to operate in 10 counties in western Kentucky from Christian Care Communities, the state’s largest faith inspired provider of senior living, long-term care and […]

Amazon Lures Workers from Home Care

As one of the biggest companies in the world, Amazon’s (Nasdaq: AMZN) interest in the health care space has led to speculation about how the retail giant could disrupt the industry. However, Amazon is already having an impact on in-home care providers by stealing away potential caregivers as hires in its massive distribution centers. Amazon’s expanding […]

Business Briefs: Home Care Assist, Always Best Care

Home Care Assist Expands to Florida Home Care Assist, an online compatibility matching network for in-home care, expanded to South Florida. The company, which is based in Raleigh, North Carolina, already has a presence in Georgia and North Carolina. “Our entry into South Florida is a significant milestone as we work to provide unique advantages for […]

Three Common Mistakes Seasoned Home Care Franchisees Make

While it’s no secret newbie home care franchise owners are sometimes prone to making a few common mistakes, veteran franchise owners aren’t immune to error, either. Even well-established franchisees can fall into bad habits or abandon best practices if given enough time. Here are the top three ways home care veterans can lose sight of best […]