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 […]

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 […]