LHC Group Adds $23.8M in Revenue; BelHealth-Backed Care Advantage Lands Amaisa Home Care

LHC Group completes JV purchase, expansion agreements LHC Group Inc. (Nasdaq: LHCG) has hit the ground running in 2020. The Lafayette, Louisiana-based home health, hospice and personal care powerhouse announced Monday it has finalized joint venture purchase and expansion agreements in Texas, Arkansas and Louisiana. The transactions — all effective as of Jan. 1 — […]

‘Sick-Care Silos,’ Medicare Advantage and Market Exits: Home Care CEOs Look Ahead to 2020

Once considered an afterthought, non-medical, in-home care took on newfound importance in 2019. Many home care CEOs predict that momentum will continue in 2020, especially as risk-based arrangements among providers become more common. Medicare Advantage and outcomes-related health data are also positioned to play leading roles in home care next year, industry leaders believe. The […]

The Big New Sheriffs in Town: 2019 in Home Care Leaders’ Own Words

While the home care industry wasn’t encumbered by a major regulatory overhaul, such as the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM), several themes and key topics emerged in a way that defined 2019. Federal policymakers expanding home care coverage under Medicare Advantage (MA), for example, made waves throughout the year. Additionally, the ongoing caregiver shortage remained top […]

In-Home Care Provider BrightStar Growing Senior Living Franchise Model

With 340 locations and roughly $480 million in 2019 systemwide sales, BrightStar Care is seeing solid results in the in-home care franchising arena. In addition to that proven model, the Chicago-based company is now also looking to grow its senior living operation. Currently, BrightStar has three “BrightStar Senior Living” communities up and running in Wisconsin […]

Home Care Franchises Winning the Sales Game

Jiffy Lube, Motel 6, Great Clips and Culver’s. These are just a few of the U.S. franchise giants that Home Instead Senior Care outsold in 2018. That’s according to the latest Top 200+ ranking from Franchise Times, an annual compilation of top-selling franchises based on systemwide sales. Other home care franchises winning the sales game […]

‘Micro Social Determinants of Health’ Tool Helps Senior Helpers Reach 3% Re-Hospitalization Rate

Although social determinants of health play a key role in outcomes, the health care industry often struggles with how to address social factors because they fall outside of traditional clinical care. Home care providers are in a good position to help — and Senior Helpers, an international home care franchise with more than 300 locations […]

Care To Stay Home, Senior Helpers, Assistance Home Care Among 2019’s ‘Best Workplaces’ in Aging Services

Fortune’s Best Workplaces in Aging Services list was released on Thursday, highlighting several home-based care companies that stand out in terms of company culture. Senior Helpers, 24 Hour Home Care and Compass Care are among the many non-medical home care companies to make 2019’s top workplaces list, compiled by analytics firm Great Place to Work. […]

Senior Helpers Telemedicine Pilot Helps Cut Costs, Reduce ER Trips

Telemedicine has the potential to more regularly and affordably connect older adults to their doctors, but several barriers still exist preventing its widespread adoption. Perhaps the biggest: seniors’ own embrace of technology. Home care agencies can help turn that tide — and Senior Helpers is showing the industry how. The Baltimore-based in-home care franchise powerhouse […]

New Amedisys-ClearCare Personal Care Network Spreading Like Wildfire

In an effort to expand its capabilities and open the door for future Medicare Advantage (MA) opportunities, Amedisys Inc. (Nasdaq: AMED) recently struck an agreement with ClearCare Inc. to create a network of personal care agencies. Already, that network is spreading like wildfire, with 308 agencies representing 32,000 caregivers in 39 states, Amedisys CEO and […]