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 […]

Lifesprk Venture Reduces Health System Readmissions, Adds Innovator Bill Thomas

When Homespire launched in May, the goal of the new private-duty home care model was simple: Use an in-home approach to cut health care costs, reduce rehospitalization rates and prevent emergency room visits for Utah’s rapidly aging population. Six months later, the joint venture between Intermountain Healthcare and Lifesprk is already reaching key benchmarks, most […]

Solitude Poses Massive, Rising Threat to Seniors Living at Home

Solitude has grown into a deadly problem for hundreds of thousands of older adults living at home across the United States, a new investigation has revealed. While tragic, the extent of the crisis suggests there’s ample opportunity for traditional home care agencies and budding technology startups that provide services specifically targeting loneliness and social isolation. […]

LHC Group, FirstLight, Lifesprk Craft Strategies to Combat Senior Isolation

Most experts in the aging services field agree that senior isolation is a major problem in the United States. The solution is largely up for debate, but home care companies of all shapes and sizes have a business- and mission-driven mandate to combat the problem. Socially-isolated older adults are individuals who rarely leave their home or […]

At-Home Care Affordable, Effective Option for Treating Blood Clots

Patients with low-risk bloods clots may benefit from receiving treatment at home, meaning home health care agencies may see opportunities to begin treating the condition within the next few years. The home health industry’s prospective role in treating blood clots was highlighted in a study published earlier this month in the journal CHEST. As part […]

Must-Read News: Giving Hospice Accolades

After a long weekend, get a jump-start on your week with our Must-Read News flash. See what headlines caught our eye around the web. Keep reading to see our top stories on all things home health and home care from last week. The royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle was a highlight of […]

Intermountain, Home Care Provider Team Up in New Joint Venture

For almost two years, Intermountain Healthcare—a Utah-based health system that boasts 22 hospitals, more than 180 clinics and its own health insurance plan—has been searching for the perfect home care partner to help it proactively keep elderly patients well and away from its own facilities. It found that partner more than 1,400 miles away. Earlier […]

Why Culture is Driving Growth for One Home Care Provider

In an industry striving to meet increasing demand, one home care provider is ramping up its growth while developing a differentiated model based on its culture. Edina, Minnesota-based Lifesprk, a provider of short- and long-term post-acute services in the metropolitan Twin Cities area, is banking on its philosophy of whole person senior care and will continue […]

NuevaCare Leads Industry Among Fastest-Growing Agencies

In-home care providers continue to see tremendous growth year after year, with more than a few being listed among the “fastest-growing,” according the 2017 Inc. 5000 ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The 2017 roundup featured a total of 22 in-home care providers, up from 13 last year. This stronger presence should come as no […]