Harvard Pilot Proves Value of In-Home Care Checklist

A quick intervention tool that aims to reduce hospital readmissions among home care patients has found some initial success in a recent pilot study approved by Harvard Medical School. Hospital readmissions are one of the costliest expenses across the health care system, and home care can play a big role in reducing avoidable readmissions. The […]

Home Care Companies Top Best Franchise List

Home care companies were once again named top franchise investment choices by Forbes, underscoring the strong demographics for the industry. Franchising offers the opportunity to e an entrepreneur without needing a big, original idea. For those looking to jump into the franchise space, a few strong brands within home care are among the winners, according […]

Right at Home Adds 7,000 Caregivers in First Quarter

Right at Home has started the year by adding 7,000 new caregivers to its network and opening 14 new franchise units, the Omaha, Nebraska-based home care company announced Tuesday. More growth is on the horizon, as the company also has signed agreements to open in 10 new territories. Last year, the company opened 53 new […]

Editor’s Picks: Philips’ Latest Aging-in-Place Tech

This week, Home Health Care News readers had their interest piqued by Philips’ latest foray into aging-in-place technology, a health system’s successful approach to improving its palliative care services, and federal lawmakers’ collective stand against home health prior authorization. Readers also were curious to learn the best ways to reduce turnover amongst home health aides. […]

Philips, Right at Home Partner for ‘Always-On’ Home Care

Multinational tech giant Philips (NYSE: PHG) has unveiled its latest product to help people age in place: a platform of connected sensors meant to monitor seniors in their homes in an effort to provide “always-on” home care and peace of mind for caregivers. Through a partnership with in-home care franchise network Right at Home, Philips […]

The 12 Best-Liked Home Care Franchises

Home Instead Senior Care and Visiting Angels are among the home care companies that franchisees like best, according to a report by Franchise Business Review, a national franchise market research firm that performs independent surveys of franchisee satisfaction and franchise buyer experiences. The report consists of survey responses from 28,000 franchise operators who represent 339 […]

Business Briefs: Almost Family to Acquire Home Health Agency, PHI Vice President Appointed to CMS Panel

Almost Family Announces Agreement to Acquire Bayonne VNA Home Health Agency in Hudson County, New Jersey Almost Family announced on Sept. 29 that it has entered into an agreement to acquire the assets of the Medicare-certified home health agency owned by Bayonne Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) in Bayonne, New Jersey. The Bayonne agency generated about $4 million in revenue […]

Home Health Business Briefs: EHR Tech Provider Acquires HomecareCRM

As one of the fastest-growing sectors in the United States, home health care is teeming with business activity. Here are some of the industry’s latest investments, acquisitions and partnerships:  Remote Monitoring Company Partners With Arcadia Home Care & Staffing  Healthsense, Inc., a provider of aging services technology, announced recently its partnership with Arcadia Home Care […]

Top 10 Home Care Franchises

As home care franchising continues to grow rapidly in the United States, Visiting Angels is setting the standard as the overall top performer, according to a recently released industry report. The number of home care franchise locations increased 47% between 2010 and 2013, with net growth of 1,757 locations, according to the 2015 report from […]

Forbes: Home Health Franchises are Hot

Home health and senior care-related businesses are among the hottest franchises to own, joining the ranks of retail and even fast-food chains, according to the Forbes 2014 Best Franchises list. The home health and senior care niche is growing at what Forbes calls an “amazing” rate, with three of the top-10 franchises in the list […]