Coronavirus Pushed Home Health Employment Down 7%, Spending Down 12%

The coronavirus is expected to drive demand for home health care in the long term. But in the short term, it has yielded industry-wide declines in employment and spending.  That’s according to a new data analysis released Tuesday by the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) in partnership with the Peterson Center on Healthcare. Specifically, KFF and […]

Phony Emails, Unverified Products and Price Gouging: Red Flags for In-Home Care Providers Hunting for PPE

The COVID-19 public health emergency has forced in-home care providers to become increasingly more creative when it comes to procuring personal protective equipment (PPE) — and more diligent about avoiding scams along the way. By now, it’s known that health care providers across the nation have been struggling with dwindling stockpiles of basic PPE. As […]

Loopholes in COVID-19 Unemployment Program Threaten to Deplete Home Care Workforce

In the past two weeks, nearly 10 million people have filed for unemployment, pushing the jobless rate “certainly higher than at any point since the Great Depression,” according to the New York Times. These unprecedented times have prompted unprecedented benefits: Thanks to new pandemic unemployment assistance (PUA) created by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic […]

Home Care Giant Sets Sights on $19 Billion Staffing Services Space

Story by HHCN freelance reporter Judith Ruiz-Branch Home-based care giant Interim HealthCare Inc. has its sights set on ambitious goals in 2020 — and the company’s staffing business will likely play a major role. The Sunrise, Florida-based franchiser is looking to go back to its roots to continue its growth.  “The sky is the limit for us in […]

LHC Group Adds Senior Medical Advisor; Interim Appoints EVP of People and Brand

LHC Group names senior medical advisor LHC Group Inc. (Nasdaq: LHCG) has named its former part-time chief medical officer, Dr. Benjamin Doga, as its new senior medical advisor. Lafayette, Louisiana-based LHC Group and its 32,000 employees deliver home health, hospice, personal care and facility-based services to over 100,000 patients across the U.S. Dr. Doga, who […]