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AAHomecare asks industry advocates to make their voices heard by reaching out to their senators and representatives

WASHINGTON—AAHomecare’s lobbying team and other home medical equipment (HME) stakeholders remain engaged in advocating for including extended 75/25 blended-rate relief among health care provisions in government spending packages needed in advance of March 1 and March 8 funding deadlines. HHS funding is subject to the March 8 deadline.

Loy was honored at the 64th International Franchise Association Annual Convention

PHOENIX—The International Franchise Association (IFA) has named Samantha Loy, owner of three Always Best Care offices in Central North Carolina, as a 2023 Franchisee of the Year. Loy was honored at the 64th IFA Annual Convention in Phoenix, Arizona, for being an outstanding franchise establishment owner-operator.

IntellaTriage acquires hospice triage competitor, NurseLine

BRENTWOOD, Tennessee—IntellaTriage, a provider of after-hours nurse-first triage services for hospice and home health, announced its strategic acquisition of NurseLine, a prominent nationwide provider of hospice and home health triage services. The transaction was completed for an undisclosed sum.

The two providers signed an agreement to form a 50/50 joint venture partnership for homecare and hospice

Bon Secours Mercy Health (BSMH), the fifth-largest Catholic health system in the U.S., and Compassus, a national provider of home-based health care services, announced they have signed an agreement to form a 50/50 joint venture partnership for BSMH homecare and hospice. Under the agreement, Compassus will manage operations for 10 home health agencies and 11 hospice operations spanning five states.

HomeWell released its 2023 franchise development and financial results

BUCKBURNETT, Texas—With 2023 now in the books, HomeWell Franchising Inc., a non-medical homecare provider HomeWell Care Services, reflects on another record-breaking year for the company marked by a series of significant milestones for the organization. HomeWell released its 2023 franchise development and financial results.

2023 Franchise Development Highlights:

Franchise system signs 3 new territory agreements with long-time owners, growing service areas in Alabama, Maryland & North Carolina

ROSEVILLE, California—Always Best Care Senior Services, a senior care franchise system in the United States, announced three franchise owners in Alabama, Maryland and North Carolina have expanded their territories, growing existing coverage areas to help even more families. 

Accompany Health offers at-home and virtual care, as well as 24/7 support

BETHESDA, Maryland—Accompany Health, a primary, behavioral and social care provider for low-income patients with complex needs, announced its launch on Jan. 30 with $56 million in Series A funding from investors including Venrock, ARCH Venture Partners, IVP, Granite Capital Management and Evidenced. The company recently began serving 8,000 patients in Detroit in partnership with a major national health plan.

BURKBURNETT, Texas—HomeWell Franchising, Inc., the franchisor of HomeWell Care Services, a national homecare provider, recently unveiled a redesign of The franchise’s new consumer website, officially launched on Dec. 20, is a complete revamp, optimized in virtually all aspects to provide an improved user experience for its online visitors and franchise locations nationwide.

HHAeXchange has been focused on providing the services and tools that providers, payers, caregivers and families need to keep pace with the expanding homecare market

NEW YORK—HHAeXchange, a provider of homecare management solutions for providers, managed care organizations (MCOs) and state Medicaid agencies, announced the company welcomed new executive leaders, forged new c

Companies join forces to allow DispatchHealth’s home health professionals to prescribe and deliver nutritious foods.

DENVER—Instacart has partnered with DispatchHealth in an effort to ensure homebound patients have access to nutritious foods. Using Instacart Health technology, DispatchHealth’s in-home providers can now prescribe food interventions as easily as they do traditional medications. This collaboration marks a significant step forward in the ongoing battle against the substantial impact of food insecurity on healthcare costs.

HomeWell secured a spot at number 283 on the nationally ranked list, marking an 18.4% improvement from its 2023 ranking

Burkburnett, TX – January 25, 2024 – HomeWell Care Services was recognized as one of the top 500 franchises in Entrepreneur magazine's 2024 Franchise 500, a highly sought-after recognition in the franchise industry. Due to HomeWell Franchising’s outstanding performance in several areas, including unit growth, financial strength, stability and brand power, HomeWell secured a spot at number 283 on the nationally ranked list, marking an 18.4% improvement from its 2023 ranking.

Independent survey shows franchise owners are satisfied with CarePatrol’s performance 

TROY, Michigan—CarePatrol, a senior care solutions organization, entered the new year with recognition from Franchise Business Review as a Top Franchise for 2024, earning high scores in leadership, core values and franchise community for the 14th year since the brand began franchising in 2009.

Franchise development agreements with new & existing business owners propel expansion throughout the U.S.

ROSEVILLE, California—Always Best Care Senior Services announced that it signed 11 franchise development agreements with new and existing franchise owners in the last two quarters of 2023. This momentum capped off a year that included acquisitions and expansions in multiple states such as Texas, North Carolina, Utah and Massachusetts, as well as new locations opening in Chicago, Orlando, Florida, and Calgary, Alberta.