November is National Home Care & Hospice Month, so here's a look at home health organizations who recently expanded services and accessibility through growth initiatives.
The home healthcare sector has experienced significant growth over the last few years. In some instances, health systems and providers have partnered with or acquired established home health providers, while others opted to add it to their service lines to bolster current offerings.
In honor of National Home Care & Hospice Month, recognizing the dedication and innovation of home health providers, here are five recent articles featuring different individuals and organizations making waves in home healthcare.
Interim Healthcare, a home care, senior care, home health and hospice, and healthcare staffing franchise has experienced a considerable amount of growth, recently opening 15 new office locations with plans to open two more by the end of the year.
CEO Jennifer Sheets said in a statement that the pandemic forced the healthcare industry forward 15 years, leading to consumers learning more home care and patients opting to receive treatment in their own homes.
In addition to the expansion of physical locations, Interim Healthcare also announced new executive hires to oversee the organization's branding and recruitment.
TheKey, the nation's leading provider of premium, private pay home care, and formerly known as Home Care Assistance, recently acquired in-home personal care provider Companions & Homemakers private pay division.
Additionally, Accordcare, a home health services, acquired Companions & Homemaker's Medicaid division.
Going forward, the private pay division will operate under TheKey's branding, with members of the acquired care teams and operations staff joining TheKey's existing team. The Medicaid division will continue operating under the Companions & Homemakers brand.
In home care provider Help at Home launched a care coordination service branch to connect home care to healthcare in an integrated experience by connecting caregiver observations to a clinical network of providers and community resources to create a holistic experience for the patient.
Tim O'Rourke, president of Help at Home, said in a statement that care coordination programs play a vital role in managing chronic populations and can help close gaps in care.
Jet Health, a provider of home health, hospice, personal care, and companion services, recently closed its eight acquisition in four years. During its most recent deal, Jet Health acquire. Trio Home Health and Hospice.
Trio Home Health and Hospice will remain a separate brand with Jet Health overseeing operations of its ten locations in Texas. Jet Health CEO, Stacie Bratcher said in a statement that the organization will be extending its services beyond the Central Texas area to include north Texas and the Dallas/Fort Worth metropolitan area.
Shelly Necke, RN, the vice president of post-acute services for PIH Health Home Health, recently spoke with HealthLeaders where she shared the organization's patient-first vision.
During the discussion, Necke shares that being part of larger health system gives PIH Health access to connections and resources they wouldn't have otherwise. Additionally, with the organization's post-acute services aligned under one leadership structure, providing care has a more streamlined approach.