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 […]

Collaboration is Key to Digital Health Solutions

The home care space has recently seen a number of startups take risks and bet on the role of digital solutions in improving seniors’ quality of life and independence at home. But digital solutions need to be designed and rolled out effectively by stakeholders working together to realize their full potential, according to a recent report from HealthXL, […]

Hometeam Hires Former Apple Exec As President, Adds CTO

New York-based home care startup company Hometeam has once again expanded its executive team, with the addition of two heavy-hitters from the retail and technology space. Matt Marcotte has been named President, while Julie Stern has been named chief technology officer—both new positions for Hometeam. Marcotte comes from the retail industry, including executive roles at […]

Hometeam Snags Refinery29’s CFO, Adds Compliance Officer

New York-based home care startup Hometeam has added new executive positions as the company continues to expand and hit new growth thresholds. Hometeam named Tom Etergino its first chief financial officer (CFO) and Thomas Seaman as general counsel and chief compliance officer (CCO). Etergino, who will oversee all financial matters for Hometeam, joins the company […]

Washington Post Spotlights Plight of Home Health Aides

A lack of paid family leave is having an impact on the plight of home care workers, according to a recent article in The Washington Post. Maya Warren, a home health aide with Washington-based medical staffing company Maxim Healthcare Services, will return to work less than two weeks after giving birth, according to the Post. […]

Business Briefs: LHC Group, Hometeam

Hometeam to Offer 12 Weeks Paid Maternity Leave New York-based home care startup Hometeam has announced it will offer 12 weeks of paid family leave for its caregivers who are the primary carer, male or female. The company is also offering two weeks of paid family leave for child-caring partners. The paid family leave is for caregivers who have […]

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 […]

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 […]

Forbes: Venture Capitalists Eye Home Care Opportunities

By all accounts, Silicon Valley loved home care in 2016. In fact, prominent, Silicon Valley-based venture capital (VC) firms have invested more than $200 million altogether in home care companies this year, according to Forbes. Home care software provider ClearCare received the most funding overall, having secured $60 million in a round led by Battery Ventures […]