WSJ: As America’s Unpaid Caregiver Network Shrinks, Challenges Add Up

When a professional home health agency isn’t an option, family and other unpaid caregivers are often asked to pick up the slack. It’s estimated that more than 34 million people in the United States provide unpaid care to individuals 50 and older. The economic impact of those services is far from trivial. Indeed, unpaid caregivers—largely […]

Editor’s Picks: Regulations, Rules and Rising Rates

As 2016 starts winding down and the health care industry braces for changes likely to come with the incoming Trump administration, a few last-ditch laws are coming down the pike. We were sure to let our readers know which regulations could impact the home health and hospice industry, for better or for worse. We also […]

Editor’s Picks: Right at Home Gets Acquired

Fall is nearly here! While the temperature has started to drop here in Chicago, we aren’t letting the end of summer get us down. We were here to bring our readers the hottest industry news, including a new acquisition and even more fallout in the aftermath of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) […]

Editor’s Picks: New Bundled Payment Model

Hold on to your hats, folks! The winds of new regulations are blowing in fast. This week was all about new regulations, as we clue in our readers to the newest bundled payment initiative coming down the pipe from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. At the same time, home health industry groups were […]

Editor’s Picks: ‘Gotta Catch ‘Em All’

This week, a few members of the Home Health Care News team were swept up in the newly-released Pokemon Go game. Fortunately, the sensational mobile phone game didn’t distract us from bringing our readers the hottest industry news. Readers were intrigued by an ‘extreme’ case of Medicare fraud and which home care companies once again […]

Owner Explores $1 Billion Sale of Epic Health Services

Private equity firm Webster Capital is considering a sale of Epic Health Services, a national home health care services and pediatric skilled nursing company, The Wall Street Journal reported. The health care services provider, which is the nation’s largest pediatric focused home care company, could be valued as high as $1 billion, WSJ reported. Based […]

WSJ: Why Aging in Place Isn’t All It’s Cracked Up to Be

Aging in place is proving difficult in areas where the population is getting older, houses are in disrepair, supportive services are scarce and younger people who can help have moved away, according to a recent article published in The Wall Street Journal. The article discusses how the northeastern United States — which has the oldest median age […]