24 Hour Home Care Partners with On-Demand House Call Startup Heal

A startup delivering on-demand doctor house calls and a growing home care provider are teaming up to better serve older adults in the Los Angeles market. Heal — which has raised more than $71 million since launching in 2014 — and 24 Hour Home Care announced a new partnership agreement Tuesday. The move is yet […]

White House Highlights Aging in Place Technology, R&D Opportunities

Technology aimed at improving access to health care, cognition and personal mobility will be key to older Americans’ ability to age in place and the federal government’s capacity to care for them, a new White House report argues. Tech dedicated to assisting with activities of daily living, transportation, and communication and social connectivity will also […]

Insurance Risks for At-Home Care Agencies and How to Address Them

As health care costs rise unsustainably and the aging population booms like never before, the need for affordable at-home care continues to grow. But from an insurance standpoint, providing that care could soon come with more risk and a higher price tag. “There’s no specific data that is publicly available that speaks to [at-home care […]

GreatCall, Lyft Take Aging in Place Transportation Program Nationwide

The vast majority of America’s older adults hope to remain in their homes and communities as they age. That’s often only possible, however, when they are able to independently leave their homes when needed. To help them do so, San Diego-based GreatCall, a wholly owned subsidiary of Best Buy (NYSE: BBY), is ramping up its […]

Transactions: BrightStar Acquires Iowa Agency

BrightStar Care Acquires HomeChoice Senior Care Chicago-based BrightStar Care, a national in-home care franchise provider, has acquired HomeChoice Senior Care, a home care agency based in Iowa. HomeChoice is operating as BrightStar Care as of April 1. HomeChoice was founded in 2009 and is led by executive director Koleene Herlocker. The company provides non-medical home […]

Business Briefs: Optima Acquires Hospicesoft

Optima Healthcare Solutions Acquires Hospicesoft Optima Healthcare Solutions, a provider of cloud-based software for post-acute care providers, has acquired Hospicesoft, a supplier of cloud-based software for hospices. Palm City, Florida-based Optima is a portfolio company of Alpine Investors V, LP and affiliated funds. Hospicesoft offers a complete EMR and billing solution that eliminates the need […]

Business Briefs: Executive Care Partners with Lyft

Executive Care and Lyft Secure Partnership Full-service home health care provider, based in Hackensack, New Jersey, Executive Care has partnered with ride-hailing company Lyft to arrange rides to its clients and caregivers. Executive Care clients will be able to request a ride at any time by calling their local Executive Care office—no app or smartphone […]

Business Briefs: Comfort Keepers and Lyft Team Up

Comfort Keepers Partners with Lyft Home care franchise company Comfort Keepers has partnered with on-demand transportation service company Lyft. The partnership does not require seniors who use Lyft services through Dayton, Ohio-based Comfort Keepers to have the Lyft app or a smartphone. To schedule a ride, seniors can contact the staff at their Comfort Keepers […]

Home Care Company CareLinx Partners With Lyft

An online marketplace connecting home care clients and caregivers now has partnered with a popular ride hailing company. CareLinx, based in Bruno, California, will now offer ride hailing services on its mobile app. The rides will be provided by San Francisco-based Lyft to help older adults easily order a ride, according to a press release. Family […]