WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 7, 2020)—Senators Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-West Virginia) introduced the COVID-19 Hospice Respite Care Relief Act of 2020 (S. 4423), designed to establish additional flexibilities related to delivery of respite care services during public health emergencies (PHEs) such as the current COVID-19 pandemic.

GURNEE, Ill. (August 7, 2020)—BrightStar Care, a national private duty homecare and medical staffing franchise with nearly 340 independently owned and operated locations nationwide, was awarded The Joint Commission's 2020 Enterprise Champion for Quality Award, celebrating the brand's commitment to achieving the highest standards of quality and safety in homecare.

ATLANTA (August 7, 2020)—TZMO USA announced that the company has entered into a distribution agreement with McKesson Medical-Surgical to distribute their Seni brand of adult incontinence products into the United States’ market. Seni high quality premium incontinence products and skin care lines are available in many countries around the world. Seni products are present in mass retailers, pharmacies, nursing homes, assisted living communities and other main distribution channels globally. 

WASHINGTON (August 5, 2020)—The Council for Quality Respiratory Care (CQRC)—a coalition of the nation's leading home oxygen therapy provider and manufacturing companies—commended a bipartisan coalition of 101 lawmakers led by Representatives Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) and David Loebsack (D-IA) for sending a letter to HHS Secretary Alex Azar and CMS Administrator Seema Verma urging them to delay implementation of the Medicare Competitive Bidding Program (CBP) for Durable Medical Equipment,

PHILADELPHIA (July 31, 2020)—Essity, a global hygiene and health company and the maker of TENA incontinence and skin care products announced new findings from a recent consumer survey of incontinence sufferers that uncovered a surprising truth: most women are living with intimate skin irritation, yet are not using the right incontinence products or addressing these issues with their doctor.

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (July 29, 2020)—Telehealth and other technology, new partnerships and new ways to measure outcomes will all be important ways that home health and hospice agencies will survive and thrive in a post-COVID-19 environment, members of a panel said Wednesday at the National Association for Home Care & Hospice’s financial management conference.

The panel, which was moderated by NAHC President Bill Dombi, included:

ONTARIO (July 29, 2020)—PointClickCare Technologies, acloud-based software platform for the senior care market, announces it has strengthened its board of directors with the appointment of Betsy Atkins. Atkins brings to the PointClickCare board more than 30 years of experience working with start-ups and Fortune 500 companies. A three-time CEO and entrepreneur, she has co-founded enterprise software companies in multiple industries, including technology and health care.