5 Ways to Create an Ideal First Day for Home Care Hires

Even with rapid-fire regulatory changes, potential technology disruption and sweeping consolidation on the horizon, most home care leaders agree: The recruitment and retention of workers is still the industry’s No.1 challenge. With industry turnover hovering above 60% and a national unemployment rate dipping to below pre-2008 levels, it’s crucial home care agencies hit the ground […]

Interim Rises to Top of Senior Care Category on Franchise 500 List

Interim HealthCare Inc. beat out its competitors to top Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500 Rankings in the senior care category. On last year’s list, Interim ranked below Right at Home, Nurse Next Door, FirstLight Home Care, Visiting Angels and BrightStar Care. Since 1980, the annual list has evaluated the strength of franchise opportunities in industries across the […]

Home Care Executive Forecast: 2019 Trends, Challenges, Opportunities

From an ongoing labor crunch to evolving Medicare Advantage opportunities, U.S. home care providers face numerous challenges but also exciting opportunities heading into 2019. Many private-duty players anticipate tech investments and increasing integration with the overall health care system, as revealed in these forecasts from CEOs and upper level executives. In 2019, older adults and […]

Top Home Health Care News Stories of 2018

The home health, home care and hospice industries experienced ups and downs in 2018, including regulatory surprises, new business opportunities and industry-shaping mega deals. Home Health Care News was there to cover it all. Revisit 2018 — and get a sense of what ongoing trends and regulations will shape 2019 — by reading through our […]

Honor Faces Scrutiny Over Growing Partnership Model

It’s been a little more than a year since San Francisco-based startup Honor launched a new strategy focused on partnering with existing home care providers. The partnership approach has so far helped Honor shift to a more sustainable business model and expand its market presence, company leaders say, but it has generated persistent rumors and […]

Movers & Shakers: Senior Helpers Adds Clinical Advisor, Encompass Health Names Regional President

Senior Helpers Names Geriatric Clinical Advisor In-home care provider Senior Helpers has appointed Dr. Alan Abrams as its geriatric clinical advisor. Maryland-based Senior Helpers is an in-home senior care provider with over 311 franchised businesses. The company was founded in 2002. “As an engaged clinician, leader and educator, Abrams has wide-ranging experience and outstanding reputation in […]

M&A and Financing Newsflash: Regent Completes Loving Touch Deal, Sonas Acquires Advanced Nursing Solutions

Regent Acquires Loving Touch Home Care Regent Healthcare — one of the largest, non-franchised home care agencies in central Maryland — has completed its acquisition of Loving Touch Home Care. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Odenton, Maryland-based Regent Healthcare is a Joint Commission-accredited home care agency that provides in-home companionship, personal care […]

CMS Faces Decisions in Shaping Medicare Advantage Home Care Benefits

In a major change for the home care industry, Medicare Advantage (MA) plans have been granted new flexibility this year, which will allow them to cover non-skilled on-home services for the first time. However, it remains to be seen how much latitude the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will give insurance companies in […]

Senior Helpers Poised to Push into Medicare Advantage with New Hire

Senior Helpers has added a new member to its leadership team to forge Medicare Advantage partnerships and showcase the value of in-home caregivers to clinicians. Michael Hughes is the new vice president of strategic development at the company. Senior Helpers is an in-home care provider with 303 franchise locations in the U.S. Home Health Care […]

Why ‘Name-Only’ Promotions May Fall Flat in Home Care

Companies across the United States are more frequently trying to recognize and retain their employees by offering promotions that come without raises attached. It may be a popular tactic, but it’s unlikely to work in the home health and home care industries, experts say. “It’s an interesting idea, but it gets really difficult when you […]