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

Health Care Dive

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

More Than 30,000 Home Care Workers Fail to Meet New York Vaccination Deadline

Home Health Care

Roughly a month after New York state made being fully vaccinated for COVID-19 a job requirement for workers with the state’s licensed home health agencies, more than 30,000 caregivers failed to meet Thursday’s deadline.


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Older Americans Overwhelmingly Support Choose Home Care Act

Home Health Care

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.

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

Home Health Care

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.

‘It’s a Huge Advantage’: How Georgetown Home Care Became 100% Vaccinated

Home Health Care

When Georgetown Home Care (GHC) mandated its workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in early August, it got an immediate reply from one worker. “I Two minutes after we sent an email to all of our employees, I got that email back,” Bradshaw told Home Health Care News. “I

How Geriatric Care Management Businesses Can Accelerate Growth for Home Care Operators

Home Health Care

Geriatric care managers. Care coordinators. Aging life care professionals. Care navigators. Whatever you want to call them, the experts trained and experienced at handling the care needs of aging adults are playing an increasingly important role in the home care industry.

24 Hour Home Care Buys Non-Medical Division of Home Health ‘Bundling Expert’ GrandCare

Home Health Care

Often in the home-based care field, transactions are driven by companies seeking to expand their service lines to become one-stop shops for referral partners. GrandCare Health Services provides in-home medical care across Southern California.

Choosing the Right Electronic Visit Verification Solution for Your Home Care Agency

Electronic Health Reporter

On December 2016, the 21st Century CURES Act was signed into law, resulting in new regulations for the home health industry. The CURES Act mandates the use of electronic visit verification, or EVV, for all Medicaid-funded personal care services. On Jan, 1, 2019, these new federal requirements for EVV went into effect for personal care […]. Editorial 21st Century CURES Act Biometric recognition electronic visit verification home care

Honor Closes $370M in Financing, Plans to Triple Home Care R&D Investment

Home Health Care

Honor is back in the spotlight in a big way, just two months after it announced its industry-shaping acquisition of Home Instead. Honor has earmarked the funds to further invest in its operations, technology capabilities and its ongoing expansion across the Home Instead network.

Massachusetts Vaccine Mandate ‘Will Absolutely’ Drive Home Care Workforce into Other Industries, Providers Say

Home Health Care

Yet another East Coast state may soon see a COVID-19 vaccination mandate for home care workers. Charlie Baker’s administration required nursing home staff to get vaccinated against the coronavirus. HouseWorks is one of the nation’s largest independent home care companies.

Infection Control, Cultural Competency and Dementia Education: Top Home Care Training Trends in 2021

Home Health Care

Home care agencies are often tasked with helping seniors keep up with their activities of daily living (ADLs). But in recent years, a number of specialized training topics have become the key focus of providers looking to strengthen the type of care they’re delivering.

Future Leader: Ryan Iwamoto, 24 Hour Home Care President and Co-Founder

Home Health Care

The program is designed to recognize up-and-coming industry members who are shaping the next decade of senior housing, skilled nursing, home health and hospice care. Iwamoto: My first job out of college was working for Maxim Healthcare Services, a large nationwide home health company.

‘We Can Be the Largest Provider in the Country’: Fastest-Growing Home Care Companies in the US

Home Health Care

Elder Care Homecare, HomeWell Care Services, 24 Hour Home Care and Georgetown Home Care (GHC) are four of the fastest-growing aging-in-place providers in the nation.

ComForCare, 24 Hour Home Care Among 2021’s ‘Best Workplaces in Aging Services’

Home Health Care

Several of home care’s biggest names made it on to Fortune’s “Best Workplaces in Aging Services” list for 2021, including several that have earned the recognition in the past. Overall, there were 15 at-home care organizations that cracked the 2021 list. The group included a mix of franchise networks and independent home care providers, with company size ranging from businesses with under 100 employees to some with more than 12,000.

Alpine Investors-Backed TEAM Services Group Acquires 24 Hour Home Care

Home Health Care

TEAM Services Group – a portfolio company of the “anti-private equity firm” Alpine Investors – has acquired 24 Hour Home Care. The exact details of TEAM’s investment in the Los Angeles-based home care company have not yet been disclosed.

What Home Care Operators Can Expect from MA Plans in 2022

Home Health Care

October is normally a pretty eventful time for home health and home care operators. The post What Home Care Operators Can Expect from MA Plans in 2022 appeared first on Home Health Care News.

Home Care Workforce Still Facing Widespread Economic Instability

Home Health Care

The home care workforce more than doubled in size over the past 10 years, jumping from just over 1 million workers in 2010 to more than 2.4 PHI’s annual snapshot of the direct care workforce came out on Tuesday.

Amazon Care Reportedly Plans to Expand Its At-Home Care Services to 20 New Cities by End of 2022

Home Health Care

Amazon’s (Nasdaq: AMZN) plan to become an at-home care player through Amazon Care came to fruition quickly. and Baltimore — Amazon Care is set to expand to 20 more major cities by the end of 2022, according to a Tuesday report from Business Insider.

With Demand for Home Care Rising, The Helper Bees Launches ‘Aging-in-Place Provider Marketplace’

Home Health Care

THB’s new marketplace — the next evolution of its “Care Concierge” program — is designed to give individuals in need of home care and other aging-in-place services direct access through a self-serve portal. “I

Best Buy Acquires At-Home Care Tech Platform Current Health

Home Health Care

Best Buy (NYSE: BBY) has signed an agreement to acquire the home-focused technology platform Current Health in an effort “to help make home the center of health,” according to the company.

Right at Home CEO Brian Petranick: Strategic Buyers Will Drive Future Home Care M&A Activity

Home Health Care

Since last spring, home care companies have had to battle through an ongoing pandemic and a worsening labor crisis. In many ways, it has felt like trying to stay afloat in an endless wave pool, according to Right at Home President and CEO Brian Petranick.

‘We’re Never Going Back to an Institution-First Model’: Home Care Veteran Ready to Lead New Aging-in-Place SPAC

Home Health Care

And unlike other senior care-related special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs) launched in the past year, this one — DTRT Health — is led by a well-known home care veteran with ample public experience.

Pillo Health and BLACK+DECKER Partner For Smart Home Care Companion

Electronic Health Reporter

Pillo Health and BLACK+DECKER today announced an ongoing collaboration to further the companies’ shared mission to help adults and their caregivers independently and proactively manage their healthcare at home. Pillo Health developed the innovative, proprietary technology platform that powers Pria, and BLACK+DECKER is facilitating its direct launch to consumers in need of an in-home solution to extend the circle of caregiving. The companion robot […].

Fast Forward with Linda Murphy, COO and Founder, Concierge Home Care

Home Health Care

As COO and founder of Concierge Home Care, Linda Murphy leads an organization dedicated to improving the lives of seniors throughout Florida, assisting with the management of their illnesses while optimizing their healthy behaviors to allow them to remain in their homes for as long as possible.

Hospitals, Health Systems Hungry for Partnerships with At-Home Care Enablers

Home Health Care

The hospital-at-home concept was pioneered over two decades ago at Johns Hopkins. Now, it feels like just any other part of the at-home care ecosystem. During COVID, we’ve ramped up solutions pretty quickly to help address COVID challenges in regards to providing care.”.

‘Everybody Is Facing This Problem’: Staffing Struggles Force In-Home Care Providers to Turn Away Business

Home Health Care

The post ‘Everybody Is Facing This Problem’: Staffing Struggles Force In-Home Care Providers to Turn Away Business appeared first on Home Health Care News. Featured HHCN+ Staffing Addus HomeCare Corporation Axxess Bayada Home Health Care Frost & Sullivan

UnityPoint Health, Henry Ford Health System expand SNF- and hospital-at-home care services with new partnerships

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UnityPoint Health, Henry Ford Health System expand SNF- and hospital-at-home care services with new partnerships. dmuoio. Thu, 09/30/2021 - 17:06

HCA sells off dozens of its newly acquired home care locations to keep the focus on core networks

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HCA sells off dozens of its newly acquired home care locations to keep the focus on core networks. dmuoio. Thu, 09/09/2021 - 13:50

SCAN Health Plan Enters Several Markets, Opening New Doors for In-Home Care Providers

Home Health Care

Now, the Medicare Advantage insurer plans to expand its footprint to two additional states, opening new doors to potential home care partners in the process. SCAN has always incorporated the philosophy of bringing care to the member, wherever possible,” she said.

Safety Trade-Offs in Home Care During COVID-19: A Mixed Methods Study Capturing the Perspective of Frontline Workers

Patient Safety

Background: Home care workers help older individuals and those with disabilities with a variety of functional tasks. Despite their core role providing essential care to vulnerable populations, home care workers are often an invisible sector of the healthcare workforce.

7 Health and Wellness Tips For Seniors Aging In Place

Electronic Health Reporter

Families sometimes consider sending seniors to nursing homes for more hands-on care as they age. For those fearful of questionable living conditions, neglectful assisted-living staff, and lacking safety alert systems, a home care agency may […].

A Unique Partnership Delivers Acute and Holistic Home Care

Geek Doctor

Mayo Clinic, Kaiser Permanente, and Medically Home join forces to offer patients the best of both worlds, forging a partnership that has the potential to redefine the hospital industry. Even the most dedicated nursing staff can never replace having a loved one available 24/7 at home.

Impromptu House Calls Turned This Company into a Venture-Funded, Nationwide In-Home Care Provider 15 Years Later

Home Health Care

When Dr. Todd Stivland was a practicing physician, he was finding it hard to connect to his patients, whether they were in assisted living, group homes or their own homes. He felt like they weren’t getting the care they needed, so he started going to them on home visits.

‘We Are Losing Excellent Direct Care Staff’: Home-Based Care Providers Report Vaccine-Mandate Blowback

Home Health Care

Hundreds of in-home care workers in Rhode Island have resigned from their posts due to the state’s mandatory vaccine policies, the Rhode Island Partnership for Home Care announced Tuesday. That, in turn, has jeopardized patient care in the state.

NAHC, National Minority Health Association Announce New Vaccination Program for the Home-Based Care Workforce

Home Health Care

In a move to increase COVID-19 vaccinations among home-based care workers, the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) has teamed up with the National Minority Health Association (NMHA) and the Flex for Checks program. “We

‘For Many Providers, It’s Welcome News’: Breaking Down the White House Vaccine Mandate

Home Health Care

After President Joe Biden announced Thursday a new, six-pronged approach to his administration’s COVID-19 strategy that requires most home health workers to be vaccinated against the virus, many questions and concerns remain.

‘There Was Always Going to Be Tech Disruption’: Honor, Home Instead CEOs Break Down Recent Transaction

Home Health Care

In August, home care technology company Honor announced it acquired Home Instead Senior Care, one of the largest in-home aging services providers in the world. As a result of the deal, the combined Honor-Home Instead enterprise now represents more than $2.1

How Home-Based Care Providers Can Prove Their Worth to Payers

Home Health Care

Home-based care is going to be a larger part of health care’s future. The Seattle-based MedBridge develops evidence-based solutions for health care organizations and professionals that are using — or trying to use — innovative technology, among other things.

‘There’s More to It Than This’: Home Helpers Launches Bundled-Services Program to Curb Hospitalizations

Home Health Care

Home Helpers Home Care announced Monday that it’s rolling out a new service offering to fill care gaps and reduce preventable hospital admissions. The private equity-backed franchiser’s rollout comes as more non-medical home care organizations boost their care capabilities to better serve potential payer and referral sources. the parent company that operates Home Helpers — in April. Most clients don’t need 24/7 in-person care.

Val Verde Regional’s patients stay engaged at home through Expanse Remote Patient Monitoring


And once the COVID-19 pandemic forced more people to stay in their homes, reaching these patients in safe and convenient ways became the priority. Home Care Patient Engagement