September Conference: C-Suite Speaker Preview

Join the ConversationSeptember 18 Home Health Care News is hosting its third annual HHCN Summit on Wednesday, September 18 in downtown Chicago at Convene. Buy your ticket for the conference that will bring together over 300 professionals in home health, private duty, hospice and palliative care for a full day of exclusive, dynamic content and networking. The full agenda for the event will […]

BrightStar, FirstLight Start to Turn Independent Operators Into Franchisees

As the home care industry becomes more complex and competitive, large franchisors see a growing opportunity to turn existing, independent businesses into franchise locations. Cincinnati, Ohio-based FirstLight Home Care and Gurnee, Illinois-based BrightStar Care are two examples of national franchise companies pursuing this avenue for growth. “In the last 12 months, we’ve really gotten serious […]

Right at Home Still Leads Pack On Franchise 500 List

More than a dozen home care companies appear on this year’s Entrepreneur magazine Franchise 500 list, but fewer cracked the rankings than last year. Right at Home repeated its 2017 showing as the highest-ranked home care franchise opportunity, coming in at No. 49. The Omaha, Nebraska-based company was No. 55 last year. It has about […]

Home Care Makes Low-Cost Franchise List

Home care has quickly become known as a top franchise in recent years. With a relatively low cost to entry in the private duty market, some franchises are also gaining recognition as top low-cost franchise businesses, according to the Franchise Business Review. With a minimum investment of under $100,000, 80 brands made the publication’s Top […]

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 […]

Four Home Care Franchises Named Best for Women Entrepreneurs

Home care has continually become more recognized among the best-performing franchises and top opportunities in 2016 and 2017. Four franchises in the industry are now also standing out as some of the top franchises for women to open. The companies that made the cut include Assisting Hands Home Care, FirstLight HomeCare, Home Instead Senior Care and Visiting Angels, according to […]

Right at Home Leads Home Care in List of Top Franchises

Home care companies once again were frequently listed as top franchise opportunities on Entrepreneur magazine’s Top 500 Franchise list for 2017. This year, a whopping 21 home care franchises made the list, with seven franchises making the top 100 and several seeing their rank jump from 2016. The list is an annual ranking by Entrepreneur, which is […]

Movers & Shakers: Hometeam’s New Hire

Hometeam Hires Ashish Prashar as Director of Communications and Policy Hometeam, a New York-based in-home care services provider well-known for its technology platform, hired Ashish Prashar as its new director of communications and policy. In his new role, Prashar will report directly to Hometeam’s CEO and Founder Josh Bruno. He will take over the day-to-day […]

Business Briefs: Bankrupt American Hospice for Sale

Delaware Judge Signs Off on Bankruptcy Claim for 6-Site Hospice Firm A Delaware bankruptcy judge approved an order for the sale of part of or all of American Hospice Management LLC, a Florida-based hospice agency that operates in seven states. The provider has reportedly been seeking a buyer since March 2013 after the company agreed […]

Business Briefs: CareCentrix, Vistria Group

CareCentrix Extends Contract with Cigna CareCentrix, a company that provides support and coordination for patients and their families that need home health care services, has extended its contract with Cigna, a global health service company and CareCentrix’s longest standing client since 1996. The contract extension is for two years, and will continue to give Cigna’s […]