Franchise system signs 3 new territory agreements with long-time owners, growing service areas in Alabama, Maryland & North Carolina

ROSEVILLE, California—Always Best Care Senior Services, a senior care franchise system in the United States, announced three franchise owners in Alabama, Maryland and North Carolina have expanded their territories, growing existing coverage areas to help even more families. 

Edgepark to distribute Beta Bionics’ new FDA-cleared device for those with Type 1 diabetes six years of age and older

TWINSBURG, Ohio—Edgepark announced it is offering the newly launched Beta Bionics iLet Bionic Pancreas fully automated insulin delivery (AID) system as part of its comprehensive diabetes management solution portfolio. The iLet does not require carbohydrate counting* and fully automates 100% of insulin doses.

Kareem Memon, who at the time of arrest was a felon, pleased guilty to health care fraud

NEWARK, New Jersey—A Florida man admitted his role in a multimillion-dollar durable medical equipment (DME) kickback scheme, Attorney for the United States Vikas Khanna, District of New Jersey and U.S. Attorney Markenzy Lapointe, Southern District of Florida, announced.

New device enables health care providers to make informed decisions about care, deliver personalized support & drive positive therapy outcomes for patients

SAN DIEGO, California—ResMed launched its AirCurve 11 series devices, the company’s newest bilevel devices that use two levels of support, inspiratory positive airway pressure (IPAP) and expiratory positive airway pressure (EPAP), combined with digital technology to make it easier for health care providers to treat sleep apnea and to help patients start and stay on therapy.

Program by Bronx-based RiverSpring Health Plans alleviates loneliness, provides companionship for New Yorkers

NEW YORK—A mechanical pet program designed to help seniors stave off feelings of loneliness and isolation has provided a timely Valentine’s Day companion for one local woman. 
 
Ruth Mensch, 90, was gifted the lifelike pooch by her nurse care manager after she noticed she could use a pick-me-up. The golden pup responds similarly to a real canine, barking, stretching and changing positions in response to being stroked.
 

The pilot program established would test expanding the acute hospital-at-home program to include observation status patients

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Tom Carper (D-DE) introduced the At Home Observation and Medical Evaluation (HOME) Services Act to establish a hospital-at-home pilot program that would test expanding the acute hospital-at-home program to include observation status patients.

Pride Mobility welcomed two new members to its diverse team of brand advocates

DURYEA, Pennsylvania—Following a months-long nationwide search, Pride Mobility welcomed two new members to its diverse team of brand advocates.

Chris Carrino and Brooke Slick have been named winners of the Pride Roll Model contest and will represent the company as Pride Roll Models. The contest attracted nearly 100 applicants from across the United States.

n his new role, Lockard will oversee and collaborate with the VGM Sleep Services team

WATERLOO, Iowa—VGM & Associates announced Boone Lockard, CRT, has been promoted to vice president of clinical services. In his new role, Lockard will oversee and collaborate with the VGM Sleep Services team, aiming to ensure effective clinical and operational solutions for medical equipment providers.

Accompany Health offers at-home and virtual care, as well as 24/7 support

BETHESDA, Maryland—Accompany Health, a primary, behavioral and social care provider for low-income patients with complex needs, announced its launch on Jan. 30 with $56 million in Series A funding from investors including Venrock, ARCH Venture Partners, IVP, Granite Capital Management and Evidenced. The company recently began serving 8,000 patients in Detroit in partnership with a major national health plan.

BURKBURNETT, Texas—HomeWell Franchising, Inc., the franchisor of HomeWell Care Services, a national homecare provider, recently unveiled a redesign of homewellcares.com. The franchise’s new consumer website, officially launched on Dec. 20, is a complete revamp, optimized in virtually all aspects to provide an improved user experience for its online visitors and franchise locations nationwide.

HealthBeacon enables patients with chronic conditions to manage their injectable medication regimes at home

GLEN ALLEN, Virginia—Hamilton Beach Brands Holding Company (NYSE: HBB) announced that through its Hamilton Beach Health subsidiary, it has acquired HealthBeacon PLC, a medical technology firm and partner of the company. HealthBeacon provides health services and develops connected devices that enable patients with chronic conditions to manage their injectable medication regimens at home.