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ComForCare, 24 Hour Home Care Among 2021’s ‘Best Workplaces in Aging Services’

Several of home care’s biggest names made it on to Fortune’s “Best Workplaces in Aging Services” list for 2021, including several that have earned the recognition in the past. Released Friday, the Best Workplaces in Aging Services list is put together each year by Activated Insights, a subsidiary of Great Place to Work. The ranking …

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White House Takes on Non-Compete Agreements, Potentially Hurting Home-Based Care Employers

President Joe Biden’s recent executive order on “Promoting Competition in the American Economy” has, overall, 72 separate initiatives that it is looking to push forward. But one of the main ones takes on something that is very prevalent in home-based care, often from the executive level on down: non-compete agreements. Specifically, the executive order requests …

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Home Care Companies to Watch in the Final Months of 2021

Non-medical home care was on the rise prior to 2020, as Medicare Advantage plans and health systems began investing more heavily around social determinants of health and activities of daily living. The COVID-19 pandemic, however, has arguably made home care the hottest corner of the senior care world. There are dozens of home care companies …

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Senior Helpers Names New COO; SCAN Group Hires First Chief Innovation Officer

Baxter takes over as Senior Helpers’ COO Senior Helpers has promoted Mari Baxter to the role of chief operations officer. Baxter first joined Senior Helpers as a field operations manager in 2008, back when the home care franchise company only had 40 locations. As Senior Helpers grew, she took on more responsibility, eventually becoming VP …

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As Pandemic Eases, Home Care Providers Discover Some Costs Stick

While the COVID-19 crisis’ primary effect on the home care industry may have been temporary, its secondary effects could be more long-lasting. The same idea holds true for other aging services providers as well. A recent report from the American Health Care Association (AHCA) highlighted the economic headwinds that providers are facing even as the …

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Strength in Numbers: Home Care Executives Reveal 2021’s Most Important Partnerships

The old adage “there is strength in numbers” has stood the test of time because it’s largely true. To remain competitive and gain an edge over competitors, home care operators must form strategic partnerships with a wide variety of organizations. Common examples include collaborations with transportation companies like Uber (NYSE: UBER) and Lyft (Nasdaq: LYFT), …

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Senior Helpers Names Strategy Leader; Griswold Home Care Appoints CFO

Senior Helpers announces senior director of strategic programs Senior Helpers has named David Chandler its senior director of strategic programs. Maryland-based Senior Helpers is a home care franchise organization that operates across 44 states. The company — recently acquired by the investment arm of Advocate Aurora Health — has over 320 locations worldwide. In his …

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Senior Helpers Likely to Be the First of Many Home Care Dominoes to Fall in 2021

Last week, the investment arm of Advocate Aurora Health acquired Senior Helpers, the giant home care franchise organization that domestically operates across 44 states. Advocate Aurora Enterprises pulled the trigger on the Maryland-based Senior Helpers as part of its three-pronged investment thesis around aging, parenthood and well-being. According to a report from PE Hub, Advocate’s …

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[Updated] ‘We Own the Full Health Care Continuum’: Advocate Aurora Enterprises Acquires Senior Helpers

One of the largest home care organizations in the country has been acquired by one of the nation’s biggest health systems. Advocate Aurora Enterprises — the recently established subsidiary of Midwest-based Advocate Aurora Health, one of the 12 largest not-for-profit, integrated health systems in the U.S. — announced Thursday it has acquired Senior Helpers. The …

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Senior Helpers Trying to Stay Ahead of the Senior Care Curve

The COVID-19 pandemic has passed the one-year mark. And since last spring, seniors have had to navigate a number of challenges. That’s according to a recent survey from home care franchise company Senior Helpers. Released late last week, the survey examines the feelings and behaviors of older adults — ages 65 and up — since …

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Home Care Operators Prepare for Year 2 of COVID-19

At the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis, Senior Helpers CEO Peter Ross couldn’t tell the difference between Tuesday and Saturday. When you’re on the phone with China and India, doing whatever you can to find personal protective equipment (PPE), days of the week go by the wayside. If there’s one thing that has changed in …

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Beyond the Pandemic: 9 Overlooked Stories from 2020

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic dominated headlines in 2020 — and rightfully so. But there were plenty of other storylines that defined the year, including the launch of the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM), the conclusion of a hotly contested presidential election and the execution of multiple industry-shaping transactions. These are nine of the most overlooked stories …

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Turnover, Tiny Homes and New Technology: 2021 Predictions from 14 Home Care Executives

The U.S. home care industry is at an inflection point. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, an increasing number of payers and health care providers began to recognize the value of non-medical home care, particularly when it comes to chronic disease management and preventative care. That recognition has grown even stronger in 2020, with home care …

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Senior Helpers, Reliant at Home, Others Crack 2020’s Best Workplaces in Aging Services List

On Thursday, Fortune unveiled its annual Best Workplaces in Aging Services list. The list features several home-based care providers that made a mark when it comes to company culture. Last year, Senior Helpers and 24 Hour Home Care cracked the list’s top five. These companies make a return appearance on 2020’s top workplaces list, compiled …

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Home Care Companies Create New Revenue Streams by Helping Businesses Safely Reopen

After weeks — in some cases, months — of closures due to the coronavirus, businesses across the U.S. began reopening in early June. But by July, many of those same businesses were forced to go in the opposite direction, thanks to a national resurgence of COVID-19 cases. As shops, manufacturing plants and warehouses again attempt …

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