Medicare Expansion Would Have Limited Impact on Home Health Providers

More than half of large employers in the U.S. are in favor of expanding Medicare to Americans under 65 — a change that, if implemented, could give government-reimbursed home-based care providers access to more patients. That’s according to a study from the National Business Group on Health, first covered in Forbes. The survey included responses […]

BrightStar, FirstLight, Right at Home Among Best Low-Investment Franchises to Buy in 2019

BrightStar Care, FirstLight HomeCare and Right at Home are three of the best low-investment franchises to buy right now in the U.S., according to Forbes, which recently released its latest “Best and Worst Franchise” list.  To create its new top-franchises list, Forbes teamed up with Arlington, Virginia-based market research and consulting firm FRANdata to take […]

Age-Friendly States Movement Gains Steam

New York, Massachusetts and Colorado are pioneering what could become a new trend: age-friendly states. All three received age-friendly state designations from AARP within the past year. The movement could be good news for home care providers, if it means that states invest more in systems and infrastructure to enable aging in place and community-based […]

Must-Read News: Hometeam Leadership Shakeup

Happy Monday, home health care news readers. Kick off your week with our must-read news, including stories that caught our eye around the web. Keep reading to see our top stories from last week. Last week, it was announced that former first lady Barbara Bush had passed away at the age of 92. In the […]

Home Health Care Among Top Industries for Return on Equity

Home health care was among the top 15 industries for return on equity (ROE) over the last 12 months, a financial statement analysis of privately held companies by financial information company Sageworks found, Forbes reported. ROE is calculated by dividing annualized net income by total equity, and strong net income, low equity or a combination of both can drive high […]

Must-Read News: Payment System Overhaul

Happy Monday, Home Health Care News readers. Take a minute to get a head start on your week with our briefing on the industry’s must-read news. But please, first, before you do anything else today, read this amazing account of a missing tortoise that disappeared from a senior living community in Albuquerque. Oh Diablo, where […]

How Caregiving Could Resemble ‘The Jetsons’ One Day

New technology and techniques could change the face of the caregiving industry in the years to come, but not every innovation will be bionic. From utilizing futuristic tech to relieve caregiver shortages to redefining death itself, here are a few ideas on what the future might hold for aging, according to a Forbes article from Next Avenue, […]

Monday Briefing: Tom Price Confirmed as Secretary of HHS

In the wee hours of Friday morning, after an all night session, the Senate confirmed Rep. Tom Price M.D (R-GA) as the secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Several industry organizations like the Partnership for Quality Home Healthcare and the American Health Care Association (AHCA)/ National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL) are […]

Editor’s Picks: Bayada’s Recruiting Push

Is it spring yet? That’s what we asked ourselves in our Chicago office after learning our beloved Second City only had five days of sunshine this month. While we’ve since made a point to boost our Vitamin D, we were sure to keep our readers in the know about the latest home health news. We covered […]