Honor Expands to Arizona With Three New Home Care Partners

San Francisco-based home care startup Honor has expanded into a fourth state by partnering with three existing home care agencies serving the Arizona market. Honor, which has raised $115 million since launching in 2014, had previously been operating in California, New Mexico and Texas. Founded as a technology-powered home care provider with plans to Uberize […]

Workforce Management Platform Raises $28M, Forging Home Health Ties

Deskless workforce management platform Skedulo announced Wednesday it has raised $28 million in Series B backing, led by Microsoft venture capital arm M12. San Francisco-based Skedulo plans to use the funds to refine its offerings and forge further ties with home health clients — its largest category of customer. Those efforts include the launch of […]

From Death Doulas to Minimum Wage Hikes: 10 Memorable Stories from 2018

Home Health Care News’ most-read stories of 2018 largely focused on Medicare Advantage changes, payment updates and regulatory initiatives. But every year there are also stories that don’t make our most-read list that we feel are deserving of another look. These stories highlight interesting trends, shed light on important topics and capture some of the […]

Nurse Next Door Enters International Market, Expands Full-time Work Initiative

With more than 150 franchises in the United States and Canada, Nurse Next Door adds new locations frequently. But the Vancouver-based home care company is about to enter uncharted territory, with a Melbourne location set to open before Christmas and a number of domestic caregiver, technology and growth priorities for 2019. Nurse Next Door’s Melbourne […]

Honor Faces Scrutiny Over Growing Partnership Model

It’s been a little more than a year since San Francisco-based startup Honor launched a new strategy focused on partnering with existing home care providers. The partnership approach has so far helped Honor shift to a more sustainable business model and expand its market presence, company leaders say, but it has generated persistent rumors and […]

24Hr HomeCare, Honor Link Up with Cedars-Sinai to Curb Readmission Rates

A pilot program between Cedars-Sinai’s Medical Center, Honor and 24Hr HomeCare has evolved into a full-fledged partnership. The program between the three companies offers additional support to the Los Angeles-based hospital’s high-risk discharged patient population by extending Cedars-Sinai’s care management services through the use of non-clinical caregivers, referred to as “Care Extenders” under the partnership. […]

M&A and Financing Newsflash: Honor Partners with Help Unlimited, FMS Joins AccentCare

Help Unlimited and Honor Announce Partnership Help Unlimited is partnering with technology-driven home care company Honor to provide more reliable and transparent care for aging adults in a well-known California county. San Francisco-based Honor — backed by $150 million in venture capital since launching in  2015 — is a non-medical home care company that provides care […]

Honor Touts Employee Loyalty, Preps to Cast Wider Net for Talent

Home care agencies throughout the United States often face difficulties in finding and keeping their caregivers, which are tasks sometimes made even more challenging by providers’ inability to offer competitive wages and steady hours. Honor, buoyed by scale and a technology platform, says it’s succeeding in cracking the retention code. The San Francisco-based home care […]

Walmart, Anthem to Serve Medicare Advantage Members Together

An insurance giant and retail superpower are teaming up in another move reflecting consumers’ desire to age in place. Anthem (NYSE: ANTM) and Walmart (NYSE: WMT) announced Monday that they’re forming a partnership to decrease health care costs and improve access to medication and supplies. If successful, the move could increase shopping convenience to home care providers and […]