AMSTERDAM (July 5, 2022)—A sampling of recalled CPAP devices showed significant foam degradation when ozone cleaning was used, said Philips Respironics in an update on its test and research program on polyester-based polyurethane (PE-PUR) sound abatement foam used in specific CPAP, BiPAP and mechanical ventilator devices. On June 14, 2021, Philips Respironics initiated a voluntary recall notification/field safety notice to address potential health risks related to the foam.

NEW YORK (July 5, 2022)—Tomorrow Health, a home-based care company, closed a $60 million Series B round, bringing its total funding to date to $92.5 million. The oversubscribed round was led by BOND, with participation from Andreessen Horowitz, Obvious Ventures, BoxGroup and Sound Ventures. The capital will fuel Tomorrow Health’s expanding partnerships with national and regional health plans, growth in new markets and investment in its market-leading technology.

NEW YORK (June 30, 2022)—Fireworks and gatherings are staples of the 4th of July holiday, but these can create unique challenges for families affected by Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia-related illnesses. As we get ready to celebrate Independence Day, the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) is offering four tips to help families create a dementia-friendly 4th of July.

MINNEAPOLIS (June 30, 2022)—Coloplast, a global medical device company and provider of intimate health care needs, has been awarded an AscenDrive agreement with Premier, Inc. AscenDrive is a national program designed to standardize the care delivery process and help drive the highest-level commitment and savings for members. Effective July 1, 2022, Coloplast is one of two suppliers awarded the AscenDrive contract for ostomy products. 

ROSEVILLE, Calif. (June 30, 2022)—Always Best Care Senior Services, a senior care franchise system in the United States, announced it has named Lisa Hafetz to the newly created position of vice president of franchise financial management. In her new role, Hafetz leads the brand’s Performance Group program, giving participating franchise owners best-in-class support and training to strategically grow their business.

SACRAMENTO (June 28, 2022)—LeadingAge California recently announced that it has been awarded more than $25 million dollars by the California Health and Human Services (CalHHS) Department of Health Care Access and Information (HCAI) for The Gateway-In Project to expand on certified nurse assistant (CNA) and home health aide (HHA) pipeline development, training and retention programs over the next three years.

Phoenix, Ariz. (June 28, 2022)—CarePatrol, a senior care solutions agency, recently launched a new podcast, “My Care Advisors.”
The free podcast aims to provide listeners with leading experts who will shine a light on need-to-know topics for an aging population, such as health concerns, financial planning, care options and more.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (June 24, 2022)—A Charlotte, North Carolina, doctor is facing federal charges for her role in a durable medical equipment (DME) scheme that defrauded federal benefits programs of more than $11 million, announced Dena J. King, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina. Sudipta Mazumder, 46, of Charlotte, is charged with one count of health care fraud and six counts of making false statements relating to health care matters.

TORONTO (June 23, 2022)—Ability Members Group (ABILITY), one of Canada’s fastest growing networks of independent home medical equipment providers, is pleased to announce Kelli Vriend as director, member services. This is a newly created role to better support a rapidly growing number of members. Vriend brings over 20 years of experience in building, managing and growing home medical equipment operations.