CEO Interview: Why Honor is Donating $1 Million in Free Home Care

Home care startup Honor generated a lot of buzz by locking down $20 million from a group of high-profile investors in April. Now, the company that is seeking to disrupt the private duty industry is rolling out to a broader market and will be donating a total of $1 million in free home care across […]

Disruptive Home Care Startup Raises $20 Million to Expand

HomeHero, a California-based startup disrupting the way in-home caregivers and clients connect with each other, has secured $20 million in Series A funding and is expanding into new markets. The company, which launched in January 2014, now has raised a total of $23 million. This round was led by Graham Holdings Company with participation from Social+Capital […]

Home-Based Care Program is a $25 Million Success for Medicare

There’s now more evidence that robust in-home care can improve health outcomes while lowering costs to the U.S. health care system. A demonstration program to increase in-home primary care for patients with chronic conditions netted $25 million in savings for Medicare in its first year, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced Thursday. The […]

Behind the Headlines Podcast: Let’s Talk About End-Of-Life Care

What’s “sad and foolish” about the current state of end-of-life care? Reducing hospital readmissions is a buzz topic in the home health industry, but fewer stakeholders discuss ways of managing transitions from home care to hospice. Dan Hogan, CEO of health care technology company Medalogix, recently chatted with HHCN about the challenges home health care […]

Wall Street Bullish on Home Health After Latest Earnings

Despite favorable demographics driving home health demand, some of the nation’s largest home health companies have been beset by problems in recent years. But it appears the tide may be turning, as many of these companies posted good results for the start of 2015 — and Wall Street analysts have responded accordingly. One such company, Amedisys, […]

Startup Serves Up Home Care One Meal at a Time

It doesn’t matter how old you are, eating is vital to living an independent and healthy life. But for some seniors living at home, the task of cooking and preparing meals can put that independence, as well as their own personal health, in check. Enter: Chefs for Seniors, a company based in Madison, Wis., that […]

Massive New iPad for Seniors Program to Support Aging at Home

Tech giants Apple and IBM are launching a program to put iPads with health care applications in the hands of millions of seniors, as part of a large-scale effort to enable aging people to remain in their homes as long as possible. The initiative is rolling out first in Japan, through a partnership with Japan […]

Top 5 States for Home Health Revenue Growth

Home health care revenues declined slightly on a national basis for the third straight year in 2013, but a significant number of individual states bucked that trend. From a peak of more than $19.5 billion in 2010, total home health agency revenues dropped to about $18.1 billion as of 2013, according to recently released data […]

Startup Raises $20 Million to Launch ‘Uber for Home Care’

A startup that could change how home care providers connect and interact with seniors and their families has secured $20 million in funding, including $15 million from influential investor Marc Andreessen, the company announced today. The service, called Honor, is being likened to Uber, the smartphone app that enables people to call for car rides on-demand. […]