Additions include Mike Diamond as VP of enterprise architecture & Larry Witte III as VP of IT operations

CARLSBAD, California—Advanced Diabetes Supply (ADS), a national distributor of specialized diabetes supplies, has announced two new leadership appointments. Mike Diamond joins the company as the new vice president of enterprise architecture, and Larry Witte III has been appointed vice president of IT operations. The announcement was made by ADS CEO Bill Mixon.

New LG NOVA digital health venture aims to enable providers to offer patients personalized homecare

SANTA CLARA, California—Global innovator LG Electronics has unveiled "Primefocus Health," a new venture that aims to leverage innovative technologies and new health care therapies to enable providers to deliver a personalized, complete care experience and empower individuals to take control of their health at home. Primefocus Health is the first new venture launched by LG NOVA, LG Electronics' North America Innovation Center.

Investigation finds Caring Hearts Health Care Services denied 159 workers full wages

COLLINGDALE, Pennsylvania—The Department of Labor (DOL) has obtained a consent judgment in federal court that orders a Delaware County homecare agency to pay more than $1 million in back wages, liquidated damages and penalties after the department found the employer shortchanged 159 workers of their earned wages. 

Company will demonstrate impacts of its smart lamp’s AI capabilities at ITU’s AI For Good Global Summit 2024

HOUSTON—Nobi, a provider of innovative AgeTech solutions, will join global leaders and innovators in artificial intelligence (AI) along with the humanitarian community at ITU’s AI for Good Global Summit 2024 in Geneva, Switzerland, May 30-31, to showcase how its Smart Lamp is revolutionizing elder care around the world.

HR 8244 would allow nursing facilities to continue training CNAs even if they received a fine above the threshold limit

WASHINGTON—Following the mark up of the revised Ensuring Seniors' Access to Quality Act (HR 8244) by the House Ways and Means Committee on May 8, Katie Smith Sloat, president and CEO of LeadingAge released the following statement.

Jennifer Ragsdale was awarded for her embodiment of patient-centered care & commitment to enriching lives through an individualized approach

SUNRISE, Florida—Interim HealthCare Inc., a network of homecare, senior care, home health, hospice and medical staffing services, announced Jennifer Ragsdale, RN, as its 2024 Nurse of the Year. A registered nurse at Interim HealthCare of Hudson, Wisconsin, Ragsdale is awarded for setting a high standard of care with her individualized approach and commitment to patients.

The partnership enables care collaboration & real-time patient insights

BOARDMAN, Ohio—Angel Care Medical, a provider of durable medical equipment (DME), along with President, Dan Halas, announced integration capabilities with PointClickCare, a health care technology platform enabling care collaboration and real-time patient insights. This collaboration aims to improve efficiency, accuracy and patient care quality.

Defendant signed more than 2,000 orders for durable medical equipment without performing an assessment

BOSTON—A Virginia-based nurse practitioner was sentenced in federal court in Boston in connection with a $7.8 million telemedicine fraud scheme involving medically unnecessary durable medical equipment (DME), including orthotics such as back and knee braces.

Jacqueline Saa has a genetic condition that leaves her unable to stand and walk on her own or hold a job. Every weekday for four years, Saa, 43, has relied on a home health aide to help her cook, bathe and dress, go to the doctor, pick up medications, and accomplish other daily tasks.

She received coverage through Florida’s Medicaid program until it abruptly stopped at the end of March, she said.

AREX said it believes Enhabit’s shares do not reflect its intrinsic value or strategic Potential

NEW YORK—AREX Capital Management, LP (“AREX Capital Management” or “we”), together with its affiliates, the owners of approximately 4.8% of the shares of Enhabit, Inc. (Enhabit), issued the below statement expressing its disappointment in the conclusion of Enhabit’s strategic review.

A close vote on the final day earned the gold for a new product called the Jover Walker Cover from Pennsylvania-based Jover

DALLAS—Medtrade attendees at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas cast votes earlier this year for their favorite products in the New Product Pavilion Providers’ Choice Awards, sponsored by HomeCare Media. A close vote on the final day earned the gold for a new product called the Jover Walker Cover from Pennsylvania-based Jover. 

EHC brings awareness so senior mental health during Mental Health Awareness Month

SCOTTSDALE, Arizona—Executive Home Care, a provider of in-home care services, emphasizes the importance of mental health in senior care during Mental Health Awareness Month. As the aging population grows, mental health issues among seniors, such as depression, anxiety and cognitive decline, have become increasingly prevalent. Executive Home Care is committed to supporting senior mental health through comprehensive in-homecare services, the company said. 

Continues to execute on operating plan, commences planned board transition

DALLAS—Enhabit, Inc., a home health and hospice provider, announced Enhabit’s Board of Directors (the Board) has concluded the company’s strategic review process, announced in August 2023, which was overseen by the Board with assistance from its financial and legal advisors, Goldman Sachs and Sidley Austin, respectively.