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 […]

Kindly Care Raises $5.4 Million, Plans East Coast Expansion

Kindly Care—a startup that helps clients find, hire and manage at-home caregivers—has raised $5.4 million in a Series A round and is planning to expand to the East Coast for the first time. The company has also backed away, for the moment, from sharing workers with home care agencies through a platform dubbed Care Exchange. […]

Honor Uses Machine Learning to Refine Home Care Operations

Home care agencies might want to think twice about how they handle workers who are chronically late to client visits. “When we started Honor, we thought, clearly, if a care pro is late, that’s terrible,” Seth Sternberg, CEO of the San Francisco-based company, told Home Health Care News. “And then we learned that’s not true.” […]

Honor Raises $50 Million to Target Hundreds of New Partners

California-based Honor has raised another $50 million is a Series C funding, bringing the home care startup’s total funding to $115 million. The funding comes as the company has pivoted its business, from operating as a private duty home care provider to becoming a technology and operations partner for a growing network of in-home care […]

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 […]

Home Care Providers Plan to Seize New Medicare Advantage Opportunity

Investors were bullish on home care on Tuesday, following news that Medicare Advantage (MA) plans would officially be allowed to cover non-skilled home care services starting in 2019. Care providers were excited as well, making the case that they are well-positioned to seize this opportunity, even as they are trying to determine its scope. The […]

AARP: Technology Wanted in Caregiver Hiring

There are roughly 40 million caregivers providing in-home care to loved ones and family members in the United States, and when these caregivers seek professional seek help from professional at-home caregivers, they overwhelmingly want to use technology to do it. That’s according to a recent study from AARP called Designing Technology for Caregivers: Understanding What Works […]