Home Helpers CEO: Labor-Starved Providers Must ‘Hunt,’ Not ‘Fish’ for Caregivers

Total non-farm payroll employment rose by 225,000 in January, according to the most recent data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Meanwhile, the national unemployment rate was little changed at 3.6%, with notable job gains happening in construction, health care, transportation and warehousing. Translation: An already tight labor market is getting even tighter for […]

Griswold Home Care Has New CEO; Home Helpers Hires Chief Performance Officer

Griswold names CEO Griswold Home Care — a non-medical home care franchise company — has named a new CEO. Michael Slupecki is taking charge of Griswold in the chief executive role, the company announced Monday. The Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania-based Griswold currently provides companion care, homemaking services, hospice care and a range of other services across […]

HCAOA Names Home Helpers CEO as Board President; CMS Chief Medical Officer Leaves for Humana

HCAOA elects new board president The Home Care Association of America (HCAOA) has elected Emma Dickison as the new president of its board of directors. Washington, D.C.-based HCAOA represents nearly 3,000 companies that employ more than 500,000 caregivers. Dickison brings her background as CEO of Home Helpers Home Care — a company she’s been with […]

‘Sick-Care Silos,’ Medicare Advantage and Market Exits: Home Care CEOs Look Ahead to 2020

Once considered an afterthought, non-medical, in-home care took on newfound importance in 2019. Many home care CEOs predict that momentum will continue in 2020, especially as risk-based arrangements among providers become more common. Medicare Advantage and outcomes-related health data are also positioned to play leading roles in home care next year, industry leaders believe. The […]

Home Care Franchises Winning the Sales Game

Jiffy Lube, Motel 6, Great Clips and Culver’s. These are just a few of the U.S. franchise giants that Home Instead Senior Care outsold in 2018. That’s according to the latest Top 200+ ranking from Franchise Times, an annual compilation of top-selling franchises based on systemwide sales. Other home care franchises winning the sales game […]

22% of Home Care Workers Targets of Verbal, Physical Abuse

The in-home care industry continues to navigate the widespread challenges of high turnover and burnout rates among caregivers. Verbal and physical abuse caregivers experience on the job is compounding these issues. Indeed, home care workers frequently experience some form of abuse by clients and their families when delivering care in the home, a recent survey […]

Senior Helpers, Home Helpers, VNSNY Navigate Industry Headwinds

Despite the growing demand for in-home care, operating home care and home health agencies has never been more complex. Workforce and regulatory challenges are largely to blame — but the roadblocks are not insurmountable, industry leaders say. Executives from some of the largest home-based care organizations in the U.S. identified their top headwinds — and […]

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. […]