The Most Game-Changing Home-Based Care Blockbusters Of The Last Decade

Thanks to impactful, large-scale transactions over the last decade, the collective face of home-based care has changed forever. Traditional providers in both home health care and personal home care have merged. Payers became involved in the home-based care space like never before. Of late, retailers have too. But it’s often easy to forget how the […]

Walgreens, CVS Health Are Banking On Home-Based Care

Walgreens Boots Alliance (Nasdaq: WBA) has invested a boatload of money into health care services and home-based care over the last three years. On Oct. 23, however, it will have a new leader. That change could affect the retailer’s home-based care plans, but maybe not in the way some expect. If anything, Walgreens will be […]

Walgreens Will Leverage CareCentrix For Hospital-To-Home Transitions In New Partnership

Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. (Nasdaq: WBA) is continuing to expand its health care services capabilities. The latest investment comes through a partnership with Pearl Health, a provider enablement company that will help accelerate the expansion of value-based care under the Walgreens umbrella. “Most primary care providers want to transition from a traditional fee-for-service model to […]

How Amedisys, Walgreens And Intermountain Health Are Building 360-Degree Home-Based Care Models

Home health providers, health systems and large health care-focused retailers are moving away from being one-dimensional companies. With home-based care as the starting point, many of these organizations are embracing 360-degree home-based care delivery models. One company that exemplifies this is the home-based care provider Amedisys Inc. (Nasdaq: AMED). The Baton Rouge, Louisiana-based company delivers […]

Walgreens Shifting Focus To Strategic Home-Based Care Partnerships

As the retail giant Walgreens Boots Alliance (Nasdaq: WBA) delves deeper into the at-home care space, one of its clinical leaders said the company plans to make fewer strategic investments and acquisitions in the near term future. Instead, the company will look for strategic partnerships and focus on understanding the space from the ground level. […]

Transactions: Kendal at Home Expands Footprint; Help at Home’s Expansion to New York

Kendal at Home expands its footprint in Massachusetts, Kentucky Kendal at Home, an at-home care provider that follows the CCRC-without-walls model, is expanding. The nonprofit announced this week that it has expanded its services to include residents in the Boston area of Massachusetts and Northern Kentucky. “Our presence in Massachusetts and Ohio has built over […]

These 8 Deals from 2021 Will Shape the Future of Home-Based Care

With all eyes focused on the home, it’s no exaggeration to say there were dozens of blockbuster in-home care acquisitions last year. But while all transactions directly impact the buyers and sellers, only a handful help shape the trajectory of an entire market. As I started to think about my own home health and home […]

Walgreens Jump-Starts ‘Walgreens Health’ by Investing $5.5 Billion in VillageMD, CareCentrix

Walgreens Boots Alliance (Nasdaq: WBA), the holdings company for pharmacy store giant Walgreens, announced two major investments in home-based care on Thursday. The investments kick off its new long-term growth strategy. The first is a $5.2 billion investment in VillageMD to advance an already significant partnership that began in 2019. Walgreens is also betting big […]

‘Back to the Future’: Walgreens Invests $1B in VillageMD to Expand Community-Based Care Services

Two major retail chains — Walgreens and Walmart (NYSE: WMT) — are expanding their health care reach while increasing their footprints in the home- and community-based care space. Walgreens Boots Alliance (Nasdaq: WBA) — Walgreens’ holding company — and VillageMD announced a five-year plan Wednesday to expand the retailer’s full-service physician services at its stores. […]