Community, Not Competition: How the Home Care Industry is Coming Together to Fight the Coronavirus

When COVID-19 came on the home-based care industry’s radar, it brought fear with it, leaving agencies scrambling to prepare for worst-case scenarios. The storm has not been weathered just yet. But in dire times, providers have chosen community in lieu of competition. That’s been especially true for a group of in-home care providers that have […]

HouseWorks Beefs Up Technology Capabilities with eCaring Acquisition

For HouseWorks, technology is a key component in its growth and enhancement as an organization. The company recently announced that, along with RAB Ventures LLC, it has acquired the assets of eCaring, a New York-based health care technology company. “It has become really clear that the home care industry needs technology to remain competitive and […]

Home-Based Care CEOs Dig into the Pros and Cons of M&A

The health services arena recorded more than 1,200 deals in 2019 for the second year in a row, according to the latest figures from international accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers. As has become the norm, long-term care was the largest sub-sector by volume throughout 2019 — with particularly strong M&A action in the home health and home […]

HouseWorks Acquires Extended Family, Eyes 2020 Expansion Push

When the year began, Massachusetts-based HouseWorks was expanding farther south. As 2019 comes to a close, it’s now expanding farther north. After moving into the Philadelphia market in January by acquiring Caring Friends Home Care, the innovative, in-home care company HouseWorks made its next move by acquiring Extended Family, which moved it into New Hampshire […]

Aging-in-Place Program from Johns Hopkins on the Verge of ‘Exponential Growth’

CAPABLE — the innovative program developed out of the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing that combines nursing care, occupational therapy and handyman services — is on the verge of “exponential growth” and one step closer to becoming Medicare-reimbursable. It’s also another example of how complex and comprehensive in-home care is becoming. Since its first pilot […]

Home Modification Gains Steam in Competitive Home Care Market

About 76% of those 50 and older want to live in their homes as long as possible, according to a 2018 AARP survey. But the current U.S. housing industry isn’t set up for that to happen. As such, home modification among seniors is becoming increasingly popular — and of growing importance to home-based care providers […]

PE-Backed HouseWorks Using Innovation, Home-Modification to Propel Growth

After 20 years of serving the Boston area, private-pay in-home care company HouseWorks LLC recently expanded into the Philadelphia market. Expanded Medicare Advantage (MA) benefits, rising demand and private equity backing helped drive the strategic decision. Company leaders say innovation — from its caregiver team structure to its home-modification arm — will help propel the […]