Read the latest from HomeCare contributors on how to run your home health agency, whether you're providing skilled care and therapy, managing a care plan, working in the hospice field or supporting personal care.  

This marks the third consecutive year ComForCare has earned this certification

TROY, Michigan—ComForCare, a franchised provider of in-home caregiving services, was named one of the 2023 Best Workplaces by Great Place To Work in the United States and Canada. This marks the third consecutive year ComForCare has earned this certification in the U.S. and the second year in a row in Canada.

HealthKeeperz will continue to serve North Carolina communities with hospice care, home medical equipment and supplies, and case management services.

FAYETTEVILLE, North Carolina— HealthKeeperz, a community-based health care service provider founded in Pembroke, North Carolina in 1966, signed an agreement to sell its home health business to BAYADA Home Health Care, a not-for-profit home health care provider.

Amazing Grace PCA LLC misclassified employees as independent contractors

LOUISIANA—The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division found Amazing Grace PCA, a home health care provider, misclassified 77 workers as independent contractors which denied them of overtime wages for hours over 40 in a workweek. The employer also failed to pay one worker for all hours worked which led to a violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act’s minimum wage provisions.

Memorial Rehabilitation Institute recently partnered with Luna to expand access to outpatient, in-home PT services

SOUTH FLORIDA—Patients who need physical therapy (PT) find in-home therapy a great option and support to help them complete their course. Responding to this need, Memorial Rehabilitation Institute recently partnered with Luna to expand access to outpatient, in-home PT services, making this option available to all new and existing patients from Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties.

This study was conducted by Nucleus Research

MONTREAL, Canada—AlayaCare, an end-to-end home and community-based care platform, published a report showcasing the return on investment (ROI) results achieved by its customer, North Country Home Services (NCHS). This study was conducted by Nucleus Research, profiling how NCHS uses AlayaCare through in-depth interviews and analysis to back up all results.

The Luna technology platform will match eligible Providence patients to therapists based on factors, including specialty, geography and schedules.

ROCKLIN, California—Luna, a provider of in-home physical therapy, announced that Providence, a not-for-profit health system serving the Western U.S., will expand access to outpatient physical therapy service through the Luna technology platform.  

Maribel designs, builds, and operates turnkey advanced home and community care models for health systems facing staffing and capacity constraints

HANOVER, New Hampshire—Maribel Health, a turnkey partner for health systems looking to design, build and operate a full continuum of advanced home and community services, announced the completion of a $25 million Series A funding round led by General Catalyst.

As cost pressures continue to impact the home medical equipment (HME) community, AAHomecare is launching two nationwide surveys to gather intel on the rising costs of products, shipping and labor for those providing disposable medical supplies to end users; aggregated information will be used in advocacy efforts.  
Suppliers who provide the following product categories should take the respective surveys:

The collaboration will enable health systems to offer a full range of specialty care at home

PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania—BAYADA Home Health Care, a nonprofit home health care provider, announced its collaboration with Maribel Health to launch a new platform to enhance and expand acute care offerings in the home setting, advancing a shared mission to make the home the center of the health system.

Healthcare leader brings wealth of operational and business development experience

BATON ROUGE, Lousiana—Amedisys, Inc., a provider of quality home health, hospice and high-acuity care services, announced its Board of Directors named Richard Ashworth as president, chief executive officer and member of the Board of Directors. Ashworth will assume the role on April 10, 2023, from Chief Executive Officer Paul Kusserow.

CHESHIRE, Connecticut—Assisted Living Services, Inc. in Connecticut earned recognition from Home Care Pulse, a firm in quality assurance for homecare. The family-owned company received three 2023 Best of Home Care awards; Leader in Excellence, Employer of Choice and Provider of Choice. According to Home Care Pulse the Leader in Excellence Award is the highest distinction and is bestowed only to select homecare businesses that consistently place among the top in 10 or more quality metrics.

The addition of new brands to the program will allow existing HHAeXchange customers to connect with and obtain services from a variety of solutions providers to better serve members

NEW YORK—HHAeXchange, a provider of homecare management solutions for state Medicaid programs, managed care organizations and providers, announced the company has added six new solutions provi

The Franchisee of the Year Award recognizes leading franchise owners

ROSEVILLE, California—Always Best Care Senior Services, a senior care franchise system in the United States, announced that Bryant Greene, owner of five Always Best Care offices in Philadelphia and Delaware, has been named a 2023 Franchisee of the Year by The International Franchise Association (IFA). Greene was honored at the 63rd IFA Annual Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada. 

The acquisition expands the company’s existing Georgia presence into the Atlanta area

CHICAGO, Illinois—Help at Home, a provider of innovative, high-quality, relationship-based in-home personal care services, announced the acquisition of Prosper Home Care headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. Help at Home said the acquisition expands the company’s existing Georgia presence into the Atlanta area and demonstrates its ongoing focus on the state and its growth strategy to add scale and depth in core markets. 

The award recognizes women leaders who demonstrate exemplary service

CLINTON, New York—Upstate HomeCare announced Janice Elliott, director of Vascular Access, has been selected to receive the 2023 Lynn Giglione Women in Leadership Award from the National Home Infusion Foundation (NHIF).

“I cannot thank NHIF enough for this prestigious award, and for being a part of the Upstate HomeCare team that allows me to practice what I love,” Elliot said. “I am so blessed, grateful, and honored to be the recipient.”