Honor Partners With Health Care Heavyweights for Customized Services

Honor, a home care startup that secured a $20 million investment round last year, is aiming to provide more specialized care through a first-of-its kind partnership with the American Cancer Society. Three high-profile advisors also have been engaged to help Honor develop new offerings and initiatives, the San Francisco-based company announced today. “We see Honor […]

Top 10 Largest Home Health Providers

Providers across the spectrum are tapping into the home health market to expand their services across multiple facets of care, as evidenced by LexisNexis’ 2015 rankings of the leading home health agencies in the United States. Released Wednesday, the LexisNexis 2015 Top 100 Home Health and Hospice Agencies Rankings is a report that ranks Medicare-certified home health providers by national […]

Special Training Improves Retention of Home Health Workers

Despite home health care ranking among the fastest-growing sectors in the U.S., turnover for home health and personal care aides is around 40% to 65% each year, making retention a huge challenge for the industry. Cue: training initiatives. According to new research, home health aides who take part in training initiatives are more satisfied with […]

Layoffs, Closures and Threats: Home Health Care News’ Most Popular Stories of 2014

Policy changes, blockbuster mergers and acquisitions, as well as layoffs, closings and caregiver labor debates characterized the home health and hospice sector in 2014. Mounting reimbursement pressures forced some of the nation’s largest provider to shutter operations and lay off hundreds at some locations, while other big players turned to the acquisition market to fuel their […]

Visiting Nurse Service of New York to Cut 775 Jobs in Mass Layoff

The Visiting Nurse Service of New York has announced plans to cut 775 jobs, citing significant and ongoing changes to the home and community-based health care system happening under Obamacare. The not-for-profit home care organization’s planned layoff will represent a 4% reduction in its workforce, according to Crain’s New York Business. Eliminated positions include both […]

State Grant Expands Transportation Access for Home Health Aides

Through a collaboration with a community group, a New York home health provider is providing affordable transportation to its aides serving clients on Long Island.  Partners in Care, an affiliate of the Visiting Nurse Service of New York, is partnering with the Long Island Congregations, Associations and Neighborhoods (LI-CAN) to widen its services to provide […]

Congressional Panel Questions N.Y.’s Audit of Visiting Nurse Group

A House panel is looking into the state of New York’s lengthy audit of a visiting nurses’ group with ties to Governor Cuomo, and whether there was improper intervention by the governor’s administration regarding alleged Medicaid overpayments.  New York’s state Medicaid oversight agency, the Office of Medicaid Inspector General (OMIG), has been auditing the not-for-profit […]

Clustered Care Model Thrives Under Home Health Partnerships

Through a collaboration among home health aides, social workers and building management, one New York non-profit has been able to successfully help older adults age in place via its “clustered care” model. The Visiting Nurse Service of New York (VNSNY) provides home and community-based care to the city’s booming senior population as part of its […]