Tech-Powered Home Care Company Breathes New Life into HomeHero

A new technology-enabled home care company is breathing life back into HomeHero, the startup once heralded as an industry “disruptor” for its business model of directly matching consumers to caregivers. After raising a total of $23 million, HomeHero was forced to cease its operations in late 2016. The new tech-powered home care player is Family […]

Thrive: Inside TheraCare’s Decision to Partner with Honor

Thrive is an HHCN series that explores the successes, struggles and strategies of home care owners and operators on the local level. At times, technology-driven home care startup Honor has faced criticism for the way it operates. First, its goal was to be an innovative, tech-savvy provider, which made the San Francisco-based company a competitor […]

Medicare Advantage, ‘Demise of Digital Disruptors’ Cited as Top 2019 Home Care Trends

Home care in Medicare Advantage (MA), the demise of digital disruptors and interoperability barriers are the top three trends shaping the in-home care space in 2019, according to business strategist Stephen Tweed, founder of Home Care CEO Forum. Tweed highlighted these and other industry-shaping trends in this year’s Home Care Benchmarking Study, released last week […]

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. […]