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 […]

Papa Expands to All 50 States in Just 4 Years

Last month, the increasingly popular “family-on-demand” startup Papa said its goal was to be available in all 50 states by January 2021. The company has officially checked that new year’s resolution off of its list Founded in 2017, Miami-based Papa is a membership-based platform that mostly connects college students — or “Papa Pals” — and […]

Papa Steps into the Virtual Care Arena with Launch of ‘Papa Health’

Papa Inc. — the rapidly growing company that originally launched as a “grandkids-on-demand” platform to help curb senior isolation and loneliness — announced Tuesday it is rolling out a new virtual care platform known as “Papa Health.” The news marks the latest development for the Comcast Ventures-backed startup. Currently, Miami-based Papa is a membership-based platform […]

Humana Accelerates Value-Based Care Strategy with Home Health Providers, Others

Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) continues to shift its operations toward value-based care payment models, both with internal service lines and with external provider partnerships. The Louisville, Kentucky-based insurance giant is also doubling down on social determinants of health at the same time. Those are just a couple key takeaways from a Tuesday conference call with […]

Humana’s Blueprints for Building Its ‘Home-Centric Ecosystem of Care Delivery Assets’

In 2019, Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) decided to reorganize its operations and create a dedicated business segment focused on the home. The Louisville, Kentucky-based health care organization has spent the past several months refining that home segment by fully mapping out its strategy and scope of services, according to its leader and president, Susan Diamond, […]

Comcast Ventures-Backed Papa Raises $18M, Sets Sights on National Expansion

Papa — the on-demand companionship service for older adults and their families — has added a substantial amount of new capital to its coffers. The Miami-based startup announced Tuesday it has raised another $18 million for its Series B round, with investment led by Comcast Ventures, Comcast Corporation’s investment arm. The new funding brings Papa’s […]