Fair Scheduling Trend Could Spell Trouble for At-Home Care Providers

In recent years and months, rising minimum wage has been top of mind for home-based care providers, adding another level of difficulty to attracting and retaining workers. But fair scheduling legislation that’s gaining steam in cities and states across the country could soon take center stage — and potentially make matters worse. Fair scheduling legislation […]

Home Helpers Sets Sights on Medicare Advantage, International Expansion

Since joining Home Helpers as its president more than a decade ago, Emma Dickison has helped the Cincinnati-based home care franchise redefine its brand and achieve steady growth in an increasingly competitive industry. After Home Helpers was acquired by private equity firm Linsalata Capital Partners in 2016, Dickison’s leadership propelled her into the CEO position. […]

Home Health’s Main Appeal to Assisted Living Facilities

Although it’s often delivered in the private residences of older adults, home health care can also offer several benefits to assisted living providers, especially as their residents become older and more medically complex. In fact, by leveraging home health services, assisted living operators may be able to keep residents in their facilities longer. That’s according […]

Senior Helpers’ Town Square Model Gaining Steam as Investors Eye Adult Day Care

Home-based care is often lauded for allowing seniors to age in place while saving the health care system thousands of dollars by decreasing hospital admissions. But with costs that don’t always come cheap to clients and nationwide caregiver shortages, home-based care isn’t without challenges. An increasingly popular way to address them is with adult day […]

Home Care Industry Strives to Stay Off ‘Regulatory Menu’

Throughout the past few years, home-based care — especially the private-duty industry — has gained greater recognition as a key part of the overall health care continuum. With that increased prominence, though, has come greater scrutiny. As part of an increase in attention, home health and hospice providers alike have made strategic moves to add […]

Home Care Registry Becomes Law in Massachusetts

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker signed a law to establish a registry for home care workers employed by state-contracted in-home care agencies on Nov. 24. The registry has drawn controversy over whether it sufficiently protects worker privacy. The law requires state-contracted home care workers to include their name, gender, home and mailing addresses, job title and training or certifications. […]

Veto Prevents Sharing of Aides’ Info With California Unions

A bill that drew sharp criticism from home care industry advocates in California has been vetoed by Gov. Jerry Brown (D). Under Assembly Bill 1513, the State Department of Social Services would have been required to provide the names and phone numbers of registered home care aides to labor unions, unless aides opted out. “Home […]

Where Private Duty and Home Health Can Partner Up

The transition period from hospital to home following a discharge is not only a crucial time to ensure overall patient health—it’s also an important opportunity for home health agencies and private duty care providers to band together. With the health care system placing a premium on limiting hospital readmissions, coordinated care between private duty and home […]

Illinois Hospital Referrals Must Go To Licensed Agencies

Home health industry advocates in the Land of Lincoln are cheering a newly approved bill relating to hospital referrals and licensed home health agencies. Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner signed into law SB1676 on Aug. 21, which makes it so hospitals or other health care providers that receive state funding can’t refer a patient to an in-home care services […]