Top Home Care Predictions for 2022

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The personal home care industry has received unprecedented recognition and praise over the last two years. President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris explicitly mentioned home care – and home care workers – on the campaign trail and after inauguration.

Home Care Workforce Action Alliance Formed as Providers Hit All-Time Case-Decline Highs

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This is what the members of the newly formed Home Care Workforce Action Alliance are banking on with the announcement of the Voices for Care at Home campaign. The Voices for Care at Home campaign asks individuals to detail their experiences trying to gain access to care.

FirstLight Home Care Names New CEO; DispatchHealth Hires New Leader

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FirstLight Home Care names new CEO. FirstLight Home Care’s president of one year has also been named as the company’s CEO. DispatchHealth has hired Dr. Reza Alavi as the new president to lead Advanced Care, the organization’s hospital substitution model.

Forecasting the Personal Home Care Industry’s Netflix-Blockbuster Moment

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The personal care industry in the United States is full of wonder. Where its home health counterparts are generally built similarly, mostly tied to Medicare as a payer, the personal care market is full of companies with vastly different strategies.

Ride-Sharing Partnerships Offer High ROI, Workforce Relief for Home Care Companies

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Over the years, home care providers have gone beyond just forming relationships with industry peers. In general, home care organizations have partnered with food delivery companies, fitness companies and home modification companies, just to name a few examples.

Several Government Agencies are Increasingly Targeting Home Care Agencies

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The next year will be a big one for home care. Meanwhile, there are both legal threats and advocacy efforts that should be top of everyone’s mind, Home Care Association of America (HCAOA) CEO Vicki Hoak said during Home Care Pulse’s Growth Summit Monday.

New York State Budget Leaves Home Care Providers ‘Vulnerable’

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For months, organizations and individuals alike have rallied and advocated for higher wages for home care workers in New York. The Fair Pay for Home Care Act – which gained considerable traction in the state – seems to have hit a wall.

In-Home Care Provider Makes Bet on Medical Private-Pay Services

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An in-home care provider is making a bet. And that bet is that the amount of people able to afford private-pay home care is going to dwindle over time, and in order to win out on that population, it needs to be hyper-focused on it.

Home Care Franchise Finds Recruiting Success Through Nontraditional Means

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Staffing still might be the biggest challenge for Briggs Home Care, but the company is taking a unique approach in order to recruit new talent. The Des Moines, Iowa-based Briggs Home care is a franchisee with 15 in-home care locations that are mainly located in the Midwest.

Home Care Industry Sees Client Growth Rate Spike, Caregiver Growth Rate Drop

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The home care industry is changing. Its role in the overall health care system is growing, but the question is whether home care providers are doing enough to keep up with that growth. The home care industry is becoming more self aware.

PIH Health Launches New In-Home Care Business Line with 24 Hour Home Care

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A Los Angeles-based health system is teaming up with a home care provider to give patients an easier path in their pursuit of aging in place. PIH Health announced Thursday it is teaming up with 24 Hour Home Care and adding a customized service called “PIH Health at Home.”

AdhereHealth Partners with Digital In-Home Care Provider, Hero

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What You Should Know: – Partnership enables AdhereHealth to deploy Hero’s digital in-home care platform to simplify complex medication routines, improve patient safety and optimize value-based care.

8 Home Care Leaders Break Down What Service Lines They Plan to Further Invest In

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For the longest time, home care providers were just trying to gain a foothold in the broader health care sector. Now times have changed, as home care services have proven to be an integral part of the overall system, especially during the public health emergency.

In-Home Care Agencies Eye Investments as More States Pass Dementia-Training Laws

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Eric Holcomb signed a bill into law that in-home care providers who treat Alzheimer’s patients around the country should have their eye on. Currently, only 13 states have specific requirements for dementia training for home health aides. Last month, Indiana Gov.

Why More Home Care Franchises Are Seeing Value in Company-Owned Locations

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As more home care franchise companies begin to embrace company-owned or corporate-owned locations, veterans in the space are analyzing the return on investment of their long-held locations. Featured Franchises HHCN+ Personal Home Care BrightStar Care Senior Helpers

HCAOA Highlights 6 Key Policy Priorities for the Home Care Industry

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Policy and regulations for home care haven’t kept pace with the growing demand for services and the overall increased visibility of the sector. that point to the increasing need for more senior care services. This has implications for the safety of home care clients as well.”.

Bright Health, MedArrive Partner to Deliver Preventative In-Home Care

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What You Should Know: – Bright HealthCare (“Bright Health”), a tech-enabled health insurance carrier, announced a new partnership with MedArrive , a healthcare platform that enables payers and providers to extend medical services into the home.

Report: Advancing Tech-Enabled Health & Home Care

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What You Should Know: The Milken Institute Center for the Future of Aging today released a report to identify actionable recommendations to better integrate health and home care through technology.

Payment Uncertainty Remains an Obstacle Between Seniors, At-Home Care Providers

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As the crisis exposed serious flaws in America’s long-term care system, especially among nursing homes, many believed older adults and their loved ones would take a more proactive approach to their care plan. That figure was calculated based on 44 hours of care per week.

The Case For and Against Home Care Provider-Medicare Advantage Relationships

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Shifting health care payer trends have home-based care providers stuck between two battling business decisions: “adapt or die,” or sustainability. The tense relationship between the home health care industry and MA has been covered extensively on Home Health Care News.

How Home Care Organizations Are Leveraging ‘Test Kitchens’ at Company-Owned Locations

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Over the years, a number of home care franchise companies have added company-owned locations to their larger franchise networks. The post How Home Care Organizations Are Leveraging ‘Test Kitchens’ at Company-Owned Locations appeared first on Home Health Care News.

2022 Home Care Executive Forecast: ‘Buckle Up For A Wild Ride’

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This year saw home care providers further build on the spotlight the public health emergency placed on the industry. Leaders’ ability to not only recruit but retain caregivers will play a big role in home care’s growth in 2022 and beyond.

‘Are We Tracking Outcomes?’: Home Care Providers Must Level Up to Reach Potential in 2022

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Home care providers have been given the best gift they could ask in early 2022: attention. In retrospect, 2021 was a banner year for home care. Hoak believes the increased attention home care received in 2021 is a sign of things to come in the new year.

Cardinal Health Investing Heavily in Its At-Home Care Business

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has carved out significant space for at-home care innovation. NYSE: CAH), which has let Cardinal Health at-Home Solutions pave its own way in a budding home-based care market. million patients with over 46,000 home health care products.

Home Care Agencies in 2021 Saw Client Turnover Spike, Caregiver Churn Stay Flat

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Home care agencies saw client turnover spike in 2021, though not necessarily for negative reasons. That’s according to preliminary data from Home Care Pulse’s annual benchmarking study. Source: Information shared during the Home Care Pulse Home Care Growth Summit on Feb.

Senior Solutions, HouseWorks Keep ‘Spirit of Innovation’ Alive in Changing Home Care Market

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Anywhere from 13,000 to 18,000 agencies make up the highly fragmented home care market. Whatever the real number is, no one really knows,” Kunu Kaushal, founder and CEO of Senior Solutions Home Care, said last week at the Home Health Care News Home Care Conference.

Former Home Health Leaders Turning Their Attention to Non-Medical Home Care

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Brandon Ballew, the CEO of AccordCare, is a former Kindred at Home executive. But as the home health industry changed, he saw increased opportunity on the non-medical home care side. Now you’re in the non-medical home care world.

Home Care Provider BrightStar Care Ready to Align Itself with Larger Network

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For a while now, home care giant BrightStar Care has gone above and beyond the standard franchise model. It introduced senior living communities into its network to assist seniors with their care transitions while maintaining those clients.

How Home Care Franchise Owners Are Navigating Industry-Wide Challenges

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The home care franchise model calls to mind the old idiom of “a chain is only as strong as its weakest link.” Roseville, California-based Always Best Care is a home care franchise company that operates across 224 territories in 30 states and Canada.

EVV Likely to Trigger More Home Care Consolidation

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Like any regulations that home-based care agencies have been subjected to of late, it’s been hard for some providers to adjust and easier for others. Broadly, EVV applies to Medicaid-reimbursed home care providers. Medicaid Personal Home Care HHAeXchange

Why Operational Data is Yet Another Tool Home Care Providers Overlook

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Home care providers looking to use operational data to grow will need to learn how to sort through the clutter. This is because data allows home care leaders to narrow their focus and work on the area of the business that will move the needle the most.

‘When Is Too Much, Too Much?’: Home Care Costs Continue to Increase

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In order to keep pace with the labor market, as well as other contributing factors, home care providers across the country have had to increase the cost of their services. Home Care Costs Continue to Increase appeared first on Home Health Care News.

What Home Care Employers Can Learn from Walmart, Amazon

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For an overwhelming majority of caregivers, access to further education is a factor when determining if they’ll accept a job offer at a home care agency. That’s according to a new survey conducted by CareAcademy, a Boston-based training platform for home care professionals.

Best Buy's latest health acquisition builds on plan to expand at-home care

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It's the third healthcare buy for the Minneapolis-based consumer electronics giant, as the company looks to capitalize on trends like the aging population and rising demand for lower-cost care

HCAOA’s Vicki Hoak: Industry Standardization, Revenue Diversification Will Help Home Care Solidify Its Star Power

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If 2020 was the year home care finally entered the spotlight, then 2021 was the year the industry solidified that star power while gaining powerful allies. No one understands this better than Vicki Hoak, executive director of the Home Care Association of America (HCAOA).

How Home Care Co-Ops Are Sidestepping Some of the Industry’s Biggest Challenges

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While there are thousands of home care agencies operating across the U.S., very few are currently considered true “home care co-ops,” or organizations that are owned and directed by the workers themselves.

Why the Shifting Trends In Home Care Recruitment Could Be Problematic

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The way in which home care agencies are finding and hiring caregivers is evolving. Source: Home Care Pulse 2022 Benchmarking Study. Source: Home Care Pulse 2022 Benchmarking Study. Staffing Home Care Pulse

‘We’ve Got to Have Set Standards’: Increased Standardization Likely Coming to Home Care

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With more eyes than ever on the home care industry, experts are trying to read the tea leaves to determine if greater standardization will eventually follow. A couple of years ago when they were permitted to pay for personal care in the home, we saw a slow uptick in that.

Older Americans Overwhelmingly Support Choose Home Care Act

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Unsurprisingly, that desire has translated into overwhelming support for the Choose Home Care Act. Choose Home is legislation designed to give nursing home-eligible Medicare beneficiaries more options for how and where they recover following a hospital stay.

Non-Medical Home Care M&A Activity Heating Up

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Dealmaking in 2021 for home-based care had its highs and lows. On an annual basis, home health, home care and hospice operators saw an overall spike in M&A activity, according to the latest update from advisory firm Mertz Taggart. Bluebird Care in the U.K.

Home Care Startup MedArrive Raises $25M for Affordable At-Home Care

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What You Should Know: – Home care startup MedArrive raises $25M in Series A funding led by Section 32 to accelerate platform buildout, network expansion to bring affordable at-home care to vulnerable populations across the country. In-Person, At Home, On-Demand.

Transactions: 24 Hour Home Care Buys Trusted Life Care; Modivcare Lands Guardian Medical Monitoring

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Los Angeles-based 24 Hour Home Care will increase its client census by over 16% in the Long Beach and South Bay communities after acquiring home care agency Trusted Life Care.

How Georgetown Home Care Continues to Lower Readmission Rates for Hospital Partners

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based Georgetown Home Care (GHC) has yet again lowered readmission rates for a major hospital. Its readmission success ostensibly began in 2019 when the home care agency first worked with spinal surgery patients at Medstar Georgetown University Hospital.