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.  

The merger will create the largest independent nonprofit hospice network in northern California

LARKSPUR, SAN MATEO & DUBLIN, California—By the Bay Health, Mission Hospice & Home Care and Hope Hospice announced they will merge to become the largest independent nonprofit hospice network in northern California, uniquely positioned to provide compassionate care and impactful community services to more patients and families throughout the region.

Gayle Devin brings years of expertise in the health services industry to HCD

RICHMOND, Virginia—Home Care Delivered, Inc. (“HCD”), a provider of direct-to-patient medical supplies including diabetes/CGM, incontinence, wound, urologica, and ostomy products, announced a leadership change. Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Gordy Fox, will transition to chairman of the board and Gayle Devin will join HCD as chief executive officer effective Nov. 27, 2023.

Magda Przytulska promoted to business development account manager

ATLANTA—TZMO USA announced the recent promotion of Magda Przytulska to business development account manager for the Seni USA brand. In her new role, Przytulska will provide additional support to independent pharmacy and home medical supply store chains as Seni is experiencing growth across the country within these channels. In addition, Przytulska will help onboard new sales hires as TZMO USA continues to expand its outside sales team nationwide.

The private insurance market has proved wildly inadequate in providing financial security for most of the millions of older Americans who might need home health aides, assisted living or other types of assistance with daily living


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The franchise said the investment opportunity allows entrepreneurs to make a difference in their community

BUFFALO, New York—Right at Home, the 700-plus location in-home care franchise across the U.S. and five other countries, is looking to expand in Buffalo, New York with five new territories. The franchise said the investment opportunity allows entrepreneurs to make a difference in their community while providing much-needed care and peace of mind for the clients they serve.

Partnership marks first industry use of disposable e-brief

GAINESVILLE, Florida—etectRx, Inc. (etectRx), a privately held silicon-enabled digital health sensor platform company, announced a first-of-its-kind pilot project with The Village at Gainesville, a retirement community. The pilot represents the debut application of eBrief, etectRx's patented intelligent incontinence monitoring system.

CarePatrol and ComForCare achieve higher rankings compared to last year's list

TROY, Michigan—Best Life Brands, LLC (Best Life Brands), a franchised organization with a portfolio of brands dedicated to senior care, announced that two of its brands, CarePatrol and ComForCare, were named to this year’s Franchise Times Top 400 list. 

Members are invited to join a town hall which cover updates and a Q&A

WASHINGTON—The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) and the National Hospice & Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) continue to jointly explore the formation of a new as-of-yet unnamed organization that combines the strengths of NAHC and NHPCO, "creating a better and more powerful advocate for the entire home care, hospice, palliative care, and serious illness community," NAHC said. 

This month is a period of reflection and appreciation for caregivers, emphasizing their daily commitments

SCOTTSDALE, Arizona—In honoring National Family Caregivers Month this November, Executive Home Care, an in-home care provider, is spotlighting the essential roles caregivers undertake and reinforcing its commitment to cultivating excellence in caregiver culture and client matching.

Tyler Mahncke, current vice president of U.S. Rehab, will take over leading

WATERLOO, Iowa—Greg Packer of U.S. Rehab has announced his retirement as president, effective at the end of 2023.

Packer will still maintain his relationship with VGM on a consulting basis through at least 2024 and will maintain his position as the current president of the National Coalition For Assistive & Rehab Technology (NCART).

Published annually, the Chartbook provides broad overview trends from different sectors in the home health industry

WASHINGTON—The Research Institute for Home Care (RIHC or the Institute) and the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) released the 2023 RIHC Home Care Chartbook. Highlighting the role homecare plays in caring for an aging demographic, the Chartbook provides a look at the patients being served in home health, who they are demographically and clinically and the workforce that cares for them.

Franchised & company-owned provider of in-home personal & medical care services 

NEW YORK—Sentinel Capital Partners, a private equity firm that invests in midmarket companies, announced a minority structured equity and junior debt investment in the Worldwide Home Care division of Sodexo (the "Company"), which provides in–home care in the United States, United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Brazil. The investment supported the acquisition of the Company led by private equity firm The Halifax Group. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Senior care franchise offers advice for older adults & their caregivers as daylight saving time sets in & holidays approach

ROSEVILLE, California—Always Best Care Senior Services caregivers around the country often see their clients experiencing winter and holiday doldrums when the daylight hours become shorter and temperatures grow colder.

Data released showed improving home-based care deliver can have measurable impacts on health plan costs

NEW YORK—Tomorrow Health, a home-based health care platform, released new data with Geisinger Health Plan (GHP), illustrating how improving home-based care delivery can have measurable impacts on health plan costs, member satisfaction and overall health outcomes for patients.