5 Persistent Problems for Home-Based Care Programs

In-home care is frequently touted as a way to improve care, reduce hospital readmissions and cut national health care spending. But there are a number of roadblocks to implementing home-based health programs at scale and replacing institutional settings entirely. One barrier, for example, that arises when an organization attempts to move care into the home […]

Training Program for Immigrants Helping to Solve Home Care’s Workforce Problem

In-home care organizations continue to look for new and innovative ways to combat the increasingly dire workforce shortage. One program is trying to solve the industry-wide pain point by helping immigrant students become home health caregivers through specialized training. The home health aide program is housed out of Stamford, Connecticut-based Building One Community’s Center for […]

Hospitals and Home Health Agencies Have Increasingly Common Investors

Home health care providers and hospitals are increasingly sharing a common investor—and the trend is raising questions about competition, care coordination and anti-trust regulations, according to a recent paper by Harvard University researchers. The percentage of acute care hospitals having common investor ties to post-acute or hospice sectors increased from 24.6% in 2005 to 48.9% in […]

Harvard Report: Home Care to Surge as Population Ages

Within the next decade, the number of Americans 65 and older is going to surge. But as this happens, the demand for housing to accommodate those who wish to age in place will also increase drastically. By 2035, more than one in five people in the country will be 65 or older, according to a […]

Households with Seniors Predicted to Increase 40%

The adult aging population, as well as the retirement-age population, is predicted to have a large impact on the housing market—and home health demand—in the coming years. The number of households with residents age 70 and older is predicted to increase by over 8 million, or 40%, according to The State of The Nation’s Housing report 2016, by […]