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 […]

Top Three Mistakes New Home Care Franchisees Make

Joining forces with an established home care franchisor can lead many entrepreneurs down the road to success. But, if they’re not careful, they might step on a mine or two along the way. Even after home care franchisors weed out potential franchise owners through a screening process, there are some mistakes newbies tend to make. Here are […]