Home Instead Survey: Seniors Prefer Funeral Planning to Care Planning

The vast majority of seniors would rather plan for their own funeral than for the last few years of their life—and only a small minority have actually prepared financially for their long-term care, a new survey has revealed. Specifically, more than 75% of seniors feel greater comfort planning for their funeral than planning for their […]

Top Private Duty Home Care Stories of 2017

From robots to nursing shortages, Home Health Care News covered a range of topics in the private duty sector in 2017. Here are the top private duty stories for the year. And if you haven’t yet, make sure to catch up on our overall top posts for 2017. 1. February 28—HomeHero Closure Casts Shadow Over Home […]

Illinois Law Holds Providers, Hospitals Under Stricter Accountability

An Illinois law going into effect on January 1, 2018, will not only impact the home care industry, but also the hospital and health care groups they create relationships with. Signed into law by Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner on Aug. 21, SB 1676 mandates that hospitals or other health care agencies that receive state funding cannot refer a patient […]

The Biggest Home Care Franchises

Private duty home care is in hot demand, and with a number of franchisors expanding and restarting their growth efforts, it’s no wonder this sector once again made an appearance on The Franchise Times Top 200+. The list ranks the 500 largest U.S. franchise systems. Here are the top 10 home care companies that made the list and […]

Monday Briefing: Agency Sues ZPIC, Tom Price

Happy Monday! Are you ready for Tax Day tomorrow? To keep your mind off your federal and state obligations, catch up on our top stories from last week with your Monday Briefing. Keep reading to see what’s happening around the Internet. An Illinois-based home health care provider, MedPro Health Providers, LLC, is fighting back against […]

How Business Has Changed for One Home Instead Franchise Owner

Home care businesses are up against some serious headwinds—from burdensome regulations on small businesses to rising costs related to wages and turnover rates. But those challenges haven’t stopped the growth of some of the biggest national home care franchisors and their franchisees. After getting into the home care business in 2001 with large, international franchisor Home […]

Home Instead Taps Workers, Industry for Innovative Ideas

A multinational home care company that used to allow franchise owners to submit their ideas through a comment box in its offices has upgraded to an online platform. And the company is now taking its search for innovative ideas directly to its franchise owners—and beyond. Omaha-based Home Instead Senior Care, a major non-medical franchise home care […]

Four Home Care Franchises Named Best for Women Entrepreneurs

Home care has continually become more recognized among the best-performing franchises and top opportunities in 2016 and 2017. Four franchises in the industry are now also standing out as some of the top franchises for women to open. The companies that made the cut include Assisting Hands Home Care, FirstLight HomeCare, Home Instead Senior Care and Visiting Angels, according to […]

Business Briefs: Bethany HomeHealth Shuts Down Without Notice

Bethany HomeHealth Abruptly Closes All Locations Plano, Texas-based Bethany HomeHealth Services has closed all 19 of its offices and did not provide a warning or reason for doing so, The Longview News-Journal reported. The company did share they were closing its offices in Longview, Carthage, Lufkin, Nacogdoches and Texarkana, but on Monday it appeared all locations […]

Top 10 Home Care Franchises

Home health care companies continue to carve out their place in the franchise market, as the annual Franchise Time’s Top 200+ list names 14 home care franchises as some of the best-performing in the world. After being named as a top franchise investment choice by Forbes earlier this year, home care franchise companies join the […]