September Conference: C-Suite Speaker Preview

Join the ConversationSeptember 18 Home Health Care News is hosting its third annual HHCN Summit on Wednesday, September 18 in downtown Chicago at Convene. Buy your ticket for the conference that will bring together over 300 professionals in home health, private duty, hospice and palliative care for a full day of exclusive, dynamic content and […]

Hyper-Focused Sales and Marketing Strategies Help At-Home Care Providers Boost Business

As the health care industry continues to recognize the value of non-medical home care services, a growing number of providers are offering both medical and non-medical services. Agencies that offer the continuum of care can benefit from dividing their sales team by service, industry leaders say. Executives shared that view and other winning sales and […]

Home Health Agencies Ramp Up Social Media Recruiting Efforts

Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and other social media channels are quickly becoming more important tools for recruiting home care workers. That means agencies need to start building their online brand now to stay competitive, Hireology CEO Adam Robinson told Home Health Care News. Hireology is a talent-technology platform that provides candidate marketing and recruitment CRM services […]

Interim’s New CEO Doubles Down on Population Health, Specialized Care Lines

Since taking over as CEO of Interim HealthCare in January, Jennifer Sheets hasn’t spent much time in the office. Instead, she’s been on the ground, averaging three states per week on a tour of Interim franchise locations across the country. The former chief clinical officer and senior executive of clinical operations, innovation, education and quality […]

Communication Breakdown: 60% of Home Health Workers Lack Adequate Information From Hospitals

As the U.S. health care system shifts towards value-based care, financial incentives are encouraging hospitals to work with home health organizations to improve patient outcomes. But despite the push, 60% of home health workers say they lack adequate patient information from hospitals to inform care, often leaving patients unprepared for treatment. That’s according to a […]

Why Upskilling Caregivers Can Improve Patient Care, Retention

As the demand for home-based care services continues to soar, so does the industry’s shortage of workers, with as many as 7.8 million caregiving positions projected to sit unfilled by 2026. The multimillion-dollar question for agencies remains how to survive the staffing crisis, which industry leaders have identified as the No. 1 challenge within home-based […]

Interim Rises to Top of Senior Care Category on Franchise 500 List

Interim HealthCare Inc. beat out its competitors to top Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500 Rankings in the senior care category. On last year’s list, Interim ranked below Right at Home, Nurse Next Door, FirstLight Home Care, Visiting Angels and BrightStar Care. Since 1980, the annual list has evaluated the strength of franchise opportunities in industries across the […]

Interim Taps Former Bayada Exec Sheets as CEO

A former Bayada executive is taking over the reins at home health franchise giant Interim HealthCare Inc. On Monday, Sunrise, Florida-based Interim announced that it had named Jennifer Sheets as its new CEO and president, effective immediately. Sheets — who most recently served as a chief clinical officer and senior executive of clinical operations, innovation, […]

Specialized At-Home Cancer Program Reflects Larger Health Care Trends

In December, the University of Utah’s Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) launched a new program aimed at bringing hospital-level care into patients’ homes. The program allows patients to be discharged sooner and avoid costly emergency department visits. Dubbed “Huntsman at Home,” this initiative is the latest instance of health care’s shift to the home and the […]