‘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. […]

Humana Announces In-Home COVID-19 Testing Program, Walmart Collaboration

Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) is adding to its multifaceted, home-focused COVID-19 response strategy. The Louisville, Kentucky-based health and well-being company announced two new COVID-19 testing programs on Tuesday, supported by collaborations with Walmart (NYSE: WMT), Quest Diagnostics (NYSE: DGX) and LabCorp (NYSE: LH). Humana has been aggressively responding to the national emergency since early March, […]

Driverless Cars Finding New Lane in Home-Based Care

A decade from now, there will be more people older than 65, more home-based care offerings than ever — and likely more self-driving cars out on the roads. And believe it or not, driverless cars — or autonomous vehicles — will make their mark on the home-based care space, just as they’ll affect shipping, retail […]

Aging in Place Positioned to ‘Upend’ Senior Housing

More than three out of every four Americans age 50 and older say they prefer to remain in their current community — and likely their individual homes — for as long as possible, according to AARP statics. Combined with technologies that enable aging in place, that preference is positioned to “upend” the U.S. senior housing […]

Amazon Unlikely to Pose Immediate Threat to At-Home Care Companies

Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN) may be charting its own course to in-home care, but the Seattle-based retail and technology giant is unlikely to threaten traditional in-home care providers anytime soon. Nonetheless, providers would be remiss to ignore Amazon’s actions, according to long-time home care leader Mark Heaney. “Amazon makes no small plans, [but] I wouldn’t lose […]

[Updated] Walmart Health, Amedisys Partner to Expand Home Health Access Nationwide

Amedisys Inc. (Nasdaq: AMED) and Walmart (NYSE: WMT) have entered into a new partnership to expand home health care access nationwide, according to an analyst report from William Blair. The global investment and wealth management firm has learned that Baton Rouge, Louisiana-based Amedisys is part of the retail giant’s new health care initiative, dubbed “Walmart […]