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 […]

Movers & Shakers: Senior Helpers Add Exec, Caring.com Names New CEO

Bayada Home Health Care Names Jennifer Scoggins the New Director of its Bennington Office Bayada Home Health Care named Jennifer Scoggins, who has been working with the company as a physical therapist since 2014, the new director of its Bennington, Vermont office, according to an report from the Bennington Banner. Bayada is a provider of […]

Senior Helpers’ CEO Outlines Plans for New Town Square Franchising Model

In-home senior care services franchisor Senior Helpers has teamed up with the George G. Glenner Alzheimer’s Family Center to launch a new nationwide franchising concept for Town Square, a reminiscence therapy adult day care center built to look and feel like the 1950s. The new franchising model—Senior Helpers Town Square Franchising—is officially an affiliate of […]

Movers & Shakers: Senior Helpers Appoints New Top Marketing Officer

Senior Helpers Bolsters Leadership Team with Chief Marketing Office Hire Baltimore-based in-home care provider Senior Helpers has hired Chuck Sullivan to fill its chief marketing officer position. Senior Helpers is a provider of in-home senior services ranging from specialized care for individuals with dementia, Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s, to personal and companion care to help […]

Providers Urge CMS to Enact Medicare Advantage Home Care Proposal

Private duty and home health care providers have weighed in on a recent proposal to include non-skilled in-home supports in Medicare Advantage plans in 2019, with some providers calling it a “precursor” to expanding home care services to all Medicare patients. The proposal, which was announced by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) […]

Senior Helpers CEO: Private Duty Gains Health Care Cred, Influence

Senior Helpers, one of the nation’s largest home care franchise companies, has joined the Healthcare Leadership Council (HLC), a coalition of chief executives from all health care disciplines that develops policies, plans and programs to achieve a greater system for quality, affordable care. The addition marks the first private duty provider on the HLC and […]