Congressional Hearing: Home Health Care A ‘Lifesaver’ For Rural, Underserved Communities

The House of Representatives’ Ways and Means Committee held a hearing Tuesday focused on enhancing access to care-at-home in rural and underserved communities. The topic of the hearing is especially pressing because individuals living in rural communities often face barriers that prevent them from receiving adequate care. “For patients in rural and underserved communities, bringing […]

Intermountain Health Setting The Stage For ‘Long-Term Growth’ Of Hospital-At-Home Program

Intermountain Health recently reached a major milestone with its hospital-at-home program. The health system has officially treated 1,000 patients at home since the launch of the program in 2020. Dr. Nathan Starr — the medical director of home services for Intermountain — considers the milestone especially significant with the context of the pandemic. “We have […]

‘A Huge Opportunity’: Behind Health Systems’ Home-Based Care Initiatives

Health system and hospital leaders are increasingly seeing more opportunities in the home. Organizations like Upstate University Hospital and Intermountain Health exemplify the more active role that health systems and hospitals are taking when it comes to shifting care into the home. At Upstate University Hospital, this began when the organization started to think of […]

Transactions: Intermountain Health Acquires Advent Home Health; Empath, Trustbridge Pursue Affiliation

Advent Home Health joins Intermountain Health On Sept. 5, Intermountain Health announced that the Nevada-based Advent Home Health had officially joined its network.  The Salt Lake City-based Intermountain Health has a network that spans across Utah, Idaho, Nevada, Colorado, Montana, Wyoming and Kansas. It has a health plan, 33 hospitals, 385 clinics and Intermountain at […]

The Top Trends in Home Care for 2019

In many ways, 2018 was a coming of age for the home care industry, as it steadily became recognized as a key part of the overall continuum of care due to its ability to keep older adults safely at home and out of the hospital. Among the biggest changes to home care in 2018: the […]