U.K. Home Care Startup Accused of Posting Fake Reviews Online

Since launching in 2016, U.K. home care startup Cera Care, which pairs patients with in-home caregivers, has locked in more than $4 million in venture funding and garnered widespread praise. But now, it’s being accused of crafting fake reviews online and lying about key health partnerships, Bloomberg Technology reported Thursday. Citing “three people with knowledge of […]

Hometeam CEO to Step Down as Company Goes All-In on Medicaid

Josh Bruno is preparing to step down as CEO of Hometeam, the New York-based home care startup that he founded. The company’s president, Matt Marcotte, also has left the company after a five-month stint, as Hometeam is shifting its business model. Hometeam confirmed the executive shakeup to Home Health Care News on Friday, following an […]

Top Home Health Care Stories of 2017

Home Health Care News broke more records in 2017 for readers and viewership. With all that went down during the year, we kept our readers up to date on the latest industry news. From covering the rankings of the biggest providers to the proposal of the mega-threatening Home Health Groupings Model (HHGM) and the upcoming Conditions […]

Business Briefs: HomeHero Founder Launches Telehealth Company

HomeHero Founder Launches Telehealth Company  HomeHero, the venture-backed home care startup that shocked the industry by announcing it was closing earlier this year, is rebranding as an integrative medicine telehealth company called “Harvey.” The new company will offer virtual consultations with functional and naturopathic doctors, in-home lab testing and “natural treatments” to help patients with chronic health conditions, wrote CEO […]

Why Investors Might Be Too Obsessed with Health Care Startups

Home care startups have attracted millions of dollars in funding over the last few years, but investors may not be aware that these companies are operating at the “peripheries of the health care system,” according to a recent CNBC column. Specifically, venture capital investors tend to view health care startups like any other startup in terms of […]

Monday Briefing: Trump CMS Pick Faces Another Vote

Happy Monday! To get your mind warmed up after a chilly weekend and get a jump-start on your week, take a minute to review the hottest news around the industry. To start, President Trump’s nominee to head the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will see a second voting round with The Senate Finance […]

HomeHero Closure Casts Shadow Over Home Care ‘Disrupters’

Millions of dollars in backing from seasoned venture funds and investors. Technology built to improve efficiencies and lower costs. And plenty of ambition. What does this combination add up to? In one recent case, it added up to a home care company that announced last week it was closing its doors for good. California-based HomeHero ceased its home […]

HomeHero Ceases Operations, Cites ‘Inferior’ W-2 Employment Model

For a few years now, the home care industry has focused on a handful of “disrupters”—venture-backed startups that popped into the space with splashy funding rounds and new technology. Just a few years after coming into the market, one of those disrupters, California-based HomeHero, has announced it is closing its doors. “While this may come […]

Senior Helpers CEO ‘Bullish’ on Opportunities in 2017

With a new private equity partner on board, Senior Helpers is looking forward to a growth year in 2017. New programs and entry into new markets should give Timonium, Maryland-based Senior Helpers, one of the nation’s largest home care franchise companies, an even larger footprint and more sway across the health care continuum, co-founder and […]

Startup Secures $3.1 Million to Help Families Hire Caregivers Directly

Another app-based home care solution has burst onto the scene, and with $3.1 million in funding to boot. But this one—San Francisco-based Kindly Care—isn’t out to replace the home care agencies in its markets, according to its co-founder and CEO Igor Lebovic. Instead, it’s out to capture the clients home care agencies can’t. This strategy is different from […]