White House Highlights Aging in Place Technology, R&D Opportunities

Technology aimed at improving access to health care, cognition and personal mobility will be key to older Americans’ ability to age in place and the federal government’s capacity to care for them, a new White House report argues. Tech dedicated to assisting with activities of daily living, transportation, and communication and social connectivity will also […]

Insurance Risks for At-Home Care Agencies and How to Address Them

As health care costs rise unsustainably and the aging population booms like never before, the need for affordable at-home care continues to grow. But from an insurance standpoint, providing that care could soon come with more risk and a higher price tag. “There’s no specific data that is publicly available that speaks to [at-home care […]

Uber Launches Ride Service Tailored to Health Care Providers

San Francisco-based Uber, a global ride-sharing company, has launched Uber Health, a service that enables health care providers to hail on-demand and scheduled rides for patients. Home care companies are already on board to test out the service. Uber’s mission in the new service line is to help cut down on missed appointments, which can […]

How Private Duty is Leveraging Patient Satisfaction

Once upon a time, a home care company could show its lower readmission rates among recently discharged patients and prove its value as a post-acute partner. Fast forward a few years later and readmission rates aren’t the only data point health care providers care about in the referral relationship fantasy. Patient satisfaction is coming more […]

Bayada Offers Customized Uber Rides to Jobseekers

With the competition for home health workers fierce, companies are always trying to get an edge in hiring. Moorestown, New Jersey-based Bayada Home Health Care, one of the 10 largest providers in the nation, is hoping to gain such an edge through a new pilot utilizing the popular ride-hailing application Uber. Now, when job seekers […]

How Uber Might Soon Be Delivering Home Health Workers

Soon, Uber may be a more common way for home health workers to reach their clients. The popular ride sharing company recently partnered with Circulation, a Boston-based health care transportation platform that integrates with health care systems, as well as with Uber’s API. Right now, the goal of the partnership is to provide reliable non-emergency medical […]

Pew: Americans Realize Uber’s Potential for Seniors

Older Americans are pretty familiar with the concept of a shared economy—and that may bode well for their eventually choosing to age in place at home. In fact, many older adults, may very well may have taken an Uber ride and bought used goods online this week, according to a new research report from Pew […]

Most Popular Home Health News: Preventing Falls, Golden Girls

As April came to a close, readers were eager for information about preventing falls and the upcoming reporting requirements related to the IMPACT Act. Provocative questions about the “Uber-ization” of home health also got a lot of attention. Heading into the weekend, we invite you to take a look at what some of our favorite […]

Can the Uber-ization of Home Health Survive?

With the role of technology in health care ever expanding, new direct-to-consumer models that bring services to patients at home are piquing the interest of corporate venture capital (CVC) partners and other investors. But the question remains as to whether the influence of technology in care models and what some are calling the sudden “Uber-ization” of home […]

The Biggest Home Health Care News of 2015

Home Health Care News kept readers on the forefront of breaking news throughout the home health and home care industry in 2015. The year was marked by rapidly-changing regulations and a booming emergence of app-based caregiving services. From policy changes to major acquisitions and reports on the biggest players in the industry, here’s a list […]