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 […]

Top Lessons Irma, Harvey Taught Home Health Agencies

Preparation is key for any emergency, but it’s just one half of the equation. As in-home care providers found out during recent hurricanes that battered Texas and Florida, putting the protocols into action is the true test. Here are some of the top lessons affected providers learned in the aftermath of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma: Communication and […]

Why One Home Care Franchise Company Wants Slow Growth

“Slow and steady wins the race” might be the mantra of the tortoise in the fabeled race between the tortoise and hare, but it’s also the growth mindset of one New Jersey-based home care franchise company. Executive Care Home Care, which started franchising home care locations at the end of 2013, recently opened up three new […]

Business Briefs: Mediware Finalizes Kinnser Acquisition

Mediware Closes Acquisition of Kinnser Software Mediware Information Systems, a health care software provider, finalized the acquisition of Kinnser Software, a provider of software for home health and hospice providers. The transaction, backed by TPG Capital, also included Kinnser CEO Chris Hester joining Mediware’s senior leadership team, according to a press release. The acquisition was initially announced […]

Former NBA Pro Now Plays Ball in Home Care

With the incoming silver tsunami of aging Americans, a former NBA player is hoping his venture into home care will be a slam dunk. Professional basketball player Mustafa Shakur recently opened up his own home care franchise location in the Philadelphia area with Executive Care, a non-medical home care franchise company based in New Jersey. Shakur, […]

Business Briefs: Executive Care Partners with Lyft

Executive Care and Lyft Secure Partnership Full-service home health care provider, based in Hackensack, New Jersey, Executive Care has partnered with ride-hailing company Lyft to arrange rides to its clients and caregivers. Executive Care clients will be able to request a ride at any time by calling their local Executive Care office—no app or smartphone […]

Business Briefs: Comfort Keepers and Lyft Team Up

Comfort Keepers Partners with Lyft Home care franchise company Comfort Keepers has partnered with on-demand transportation service company Lyft. The partnership does not require seniors who use Lyft services through Dayton, Ohio-based Comfort Keepers to have the Lyft app or a smartphone. To schedule a ride, seniors can contact the staff at their Comfort Keepers […]

Editor’s Picks: CMS Prior Authorization Proposal

This week, Home Health Care News readers wanted to know about the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) new proposal that would require preauthorization before seeing patients. Readers were also into a new $5 million investment from Kaiser Permanente Ventures to in-home care startup Hometeam. We also shared with our dear readers how one […]

How One Private Duty Agency is Reducing Hospital Readmissions

When the numbers came in last summer, they did not look good for New Jersey: 97% of the Garden State’s hospitals would see their Medicare payments reduced because of how many patients had been readmitted. That was the highest percentage of any state in the country. Given that stat, it’s no wonder that a private […]

Business Briefs: Executive Care Expands into South

LHC Group Opens New Home Office Campus in Lafayette, Louisiana LHC Group (Nasdaq: LHCG), a publicly-traded national home health and hospice provider based in Lafayette, Louisiana, celebrated its new corporate headquarters campus in Lafayette on Nov. 12. The company is now leasing the whole building at 901 Hugh Wallis Road, which amounts to about 67,000 square […]