Amazon Joins Home-Based Care Providers to Advocate for Better Health Care Policy

An eclectic group of health care providers has formed a new organization dedicated to advancing home-based care. The long-term vision of the new entity, branded “Moving Health Home,” is to fundamentally change the way policymakers think about how, when and where patients are treated. The coalition, unveiled Wednesday, is made up by eight diverse founding […]

‘I Learned How to Pivot on a Dime’: Home Care Owners Share Lessons from 2020

Home care franchise systems have had their COVID-19 journeys documented well. Over the last nine months, they’ve seen their referrals fluctuate and their personal protective equipment (PPE) supplies run dry. Many have had to overhaul their virtual care strategies and infection control protocols while also finding innovative ways to recruit new workers. The journeys of […]

Providers Attempt to Absorb COVID-19 Expenses, Keep In-Home Care Costs Down

Most in-home care operators and other aging services providers have tried to absorb costs related to the COVID-19 pandemic. But that hasn’t always been feasible, causing the cost of care to rise substantially for consumers. That’s according to the latest annual Cost of Care Survey from Richmond, Virginia-based Genworth Financial Inc. (NYSE: GNW), a Fortune […]

Home Instead Senior Care CEO: The Hospital of the Future Is Your Living Room

In the not-too-distant future, “the hospital” will turn into older adults’ living rooms. And non-medical home care providers will play a key role in that evolution away from brick-and-mortar facilities. That’s according to Jeff Huber, CEO of Home Instead Senior Care, an Omaha, Nebraska-based home care franchise company with more than 1,200 independently owned and […]

Home Instead Promotes Company Veteran to President; Encompass Health Names Chief HR Officer

Home Instead names company vet president Home Instead Inc. has named its global chief information officer, Jim Hood, as its new president. Home Instead Inc. is the Omaha, Nebraska-based franchise company that runs Home Instead Senior Care, a provider of in-home care services with over 1,000 independently owned and operated offices worldwide. With more than […]

‘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 […]

The Big New Sheriffs in Town: 2019 in Home Care Leaders’ Own Words

While the home care industry wasn’t encumbered by a major regulatory overhaul, such as the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM), several themes and key topics emerged in a way that defined 2019. Federal policymakers expanding home care coverage under Medicare Advantage (MA), for example, made waves throughout the year. Additionally, the ongoing caregiver shortage remained top […]

Government-Run ‘Caregiver Peace Corps’ Unlikely to Dent US Home Care Business

Currently, there’s the Peace Corps for U.S. volunteers looking to make a socioeconomic difference abroad. Soon, there might be something for prospective caregivers looking to make a difference at home. In the midst of the dire caregiver crisis plaguing the home care industry, the Administration for Community Living (ACL) is now working to establish a […]