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.  

Key market, referral & utilization data available for streamlined decision-making

DALLAS—Axxess, a global technology innovator for health care at home, and SimiTree, a revenue cycle, coding, professional services and talent management resource for post-acute and behavioral health organizations, announced the launch of two new products designed to provide Axxess' home health and hospice clients with even more valuable insights to strategically plan and drive growth.

This FedTalk will discuss long-term care insurance

Long-term care can be expensive. As society ages, thinking about how to pay for care if needed is becoming a priority for many of us. Unfortunately, people often find out too late that Medicare and Medicaid don’t cover all the costs. How can we protect ourselves financially against this risk? What is the current state of the private long-term care insurance market? How are Americans thinking about long-term care? And how is public policy tackling this issue?

Leading health systems expand staff safety initiatives by deploying Canopy's real-time support network beyond hospital walls

PALO ALTO, California—Canopy, a provider of wearable safety technology for health care workers, announced a major expansion of its platform. The company released Wear-1, a new wearable safety button and Canopy Go, a home health solution that expands safety beyond the walls of the hospital to staff visiting patient homes.

The Purple Flag accreditation program was initially aimed at improving the lives of seniors living with Alzheimer's & dementia

WALTHAM, Massachusetts—EPOCH Senior Living, a Northeastern senior living organization, hosted the final Purple Flag raising event at its Bridges by EPOCH at Westford community. The partnership was first established in June 2023 when EPOCH launched its system-wide initiative to implement the senior care quality enhancement program across all 12 of its Bridges by EPOCH locations with memory care.

Gentiva serves more than 16,000 patients per day in Arizona, Arkansas, California, Missouri, North Carolina, Tennessee & Texas

FRISCO, Texas—Addus HomeCare Corporation, a provider of homecare services, announced a definitive agreement to acquire the personal care operations of Gentiva for an anticipated purchase price, after customary purchase price adjustments, of approximately $350 million. 

The grants support organizations that coordinate public transportation for underserved groups

WASHINGTON—The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced $7.8 million for 17 projects that will improve public transportation for people with disabilities, older adults and low-income individuals. One of the projects included pertains to increasing access to home health organizations in South Dakota. 

The collaboration will advance the shared objective of offering patients enhanced access to comfortable & convenient care

PLANO, Texas—Choice Health at Home (Choice), a home health, hospice, personal care provider specializing in the treatment of patients in the comfort and convenience of their own home, announced a partnership with Resilient Healthcare (Resilient), a tech-enabled health care company that delivers high-quality care to patients’ homes and communities virtually and in person. This partnership will provide Choice access to a suite of digital health technologies and hospital-at-home programs.

Caring Senior Service is one of only 100 franchises selected by Entrepreneur for the Top Franchises for DEI based on information the company submitted & the magazine editors' independent research

SAN ANTONIO, Texas—Caring Senior Service, a non-medical homecare services company, has been named one of Entrepreneur magazine’s Top 100 Franchises for diversity, equity and inclusion for 2024.

Always Best Care recently held its annual conference & honored the caregiving teams across the country that achieve excellence in in-home senior care every day

ROSEVILLE, California—Always Best Care Senior Services, a senior care franchise system in the United States, held its annual conference in April, gathering in Austin, Texas, at the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa. In addition to educational breakout sessions and roundtables focused on ideas for business growth, the conference included many opportunities for celebrating a year that led to 12% sales growth for the brand in 2023.

HouseWorks to partner with leading brands Companions, Homemakers & Companions Forever

BOSTON—HouseWorks Holdings, LLC (the company), a personal care services platform serving the northeast, announces that it has acquired the Connecticut Personal Care Division (brands Companions and Homemakers, LLC. and Companions Forever, LLC.) of AccordCare, a national provider of homecare and certified home health. With this acquisition, HouseWorks enters Connecticut, expanding the company’s geographic footprint while offering compelling opportunities for future growth.

Event highlights the power of coordinated, personalized senior care

ORLANDO, Florida—A new joint venture between InnovAge and Orlando Health will be officially announced at the grand opening of InnovAge Florida PACE-Orlando, on Wednesday, May 29. InnovAge, the industry leader in serving high-cost, complex care seniors, introduces PACE (Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly) to the Orlando market, bringing its 30 years of experience operating PACE programs, helping seniors with medical, financial, social, and emotional care and support.

The new innovation helps improve health care employee retention & engagement through incentive-based rewards

OVERLAND PARK, Kansas & NEW YORK—WellSky, a health and community care technology company, announced the release of WellSky TeamEngage powered by Ava, a new innovation for home-based care providers aimed at increasing employee retention, reliability and recruitment through gamification.

IntellaTriage has launched an innovative data integration with CommonSpirit Health at Home

BRENTWOOD, Tennessee—IntellaTriage, a provider of nurse-first hospice and home health triage solutions, and CommonSpirit Health at Home (CSHaH), one of the nation’s largest nonprofit health care systems, went live with a secure integration between Homecare Homebase and IntellaTriage’s triage platform, IntellaHub. Partners since 2022, the companies recognized that a deeper integration of their systems could greatly enhance their shared mission of improving patient and caregiver experiences.