Disrupt Podcast #32: Joe McDonough, Founder and CEO of Nizhoni Health

The 32nd episode of our podcast, Disrupt, is now available! While the coronavirus brings a number of direct challenges for home-based care operators, it presents several secondary hurdles as well. Among them: an exacerbation of mental illness and behavioral health conditions, especially for isolated older adults. Nizhoni Health is a growing home health provider based […]

In-Home Care Provider Nizhoni Looking to Scale ‘Distinct’ Behavioral Health Model

Most home health companies build their operations by taking care of older adults with chronic medical conditions or those who have recently returned home from the hospital. But one Massachusetts-based provider with its sights set on nationwide growth is taking a very different route. Launched in 2004, Somerville, Massachusetts-based Nizhoni Health almost exclusively serves complex […]

How One Home Health Provider Handles Caregiver Grief

The loss of a patient in their end-stage of life is not only tough on friends and family of the person—it can also be hard on a caregiver. As such, dealing with grief is an issue that some home health agencies are making a priority for their caregivers. In an industry marked by high turnover, home […]

Movers & Shakers: VNAA’s New Board Members

VNAA Adds New Board Members The Visiting Nurse Associations of America (VNAA) named new members to its board of directors: Ann Painter, senior vice president at Christina Care Home Health & Community Services; Michael Puskarich, CEO of Kenosha VNA; and Ray Darcey, president at Aurora Home. The association voted to appoint the three new board […]