Top Home Care Trends for 2021

Despite continued staffing challenges, home care is on the rise. Several emerging trends will define that ascent in the year ahead. Some of those trends will revolve around home care’s role in new care delivery models designed to treat higher-acuity patients. Others will have to do with shifts in the home care market itself and […]

Coronavirus-Induced Recession Could Create Home Care Franchise Boom

Despite its many negatives, the global recession induced by the COVID-19 virus could set the stage for home care franchise systems to see a period of strong growth. In addition to being a public health emergency, COVID-19 is having a far-ranging economic impact. As states began implementing shelter-in-place orders, asking residents to stay home and […]

Strong Growth Forecast for Home Care Franchise Sector

Franchise businesses should have a strong year in 2018, especially home care franchises and others that specialize in personal services. Southwest states in particular could be a hotbed of growth. Outpacing the U.S. economy as a whole, overall franchise employment is expected to increase 3.7% in 2018, while the gross domestic product of the franchise […]

BrightStar on Frontlines of Battle Against Minimum Wage Law

Home health care company BrightStar Care has joined the fight against Seattle’s newly enacted minimum wage law, which it says is discriminatory. Franchise owners have taken a stand against the city’s law, which they say places an unfair timeline on franchise companies—which unaffiliated small businesses do not have to comply with—to raise the minimum wage […]

Federal Court Strikes Down Overtime Wage Rules for Some Home Care Workers

Reversing a hotly contested wage rule decided earlier this year, a U.S. District Court ruling prior to the holiday Christmas that overturned certain minimum wage and overtime protections for home care workers has spurred mixed reactions between advocacy groups and industry stakeholders.  Considered a major victory by home care trade associations, the ruling in the […]

NAHC Files Lawsuit Against DOL Companionship Rules

The National Association for Home Care & Hospice and two other advocacy organizations have filed a lawsuit aiming to overturn a law by the U.S. Department of Labor, which they suggest has a negative impact on consumer-directed home care. The NAHC, Home Care Association of America and the International Franchise Association have filed suit against the […]