True love: NJ home care franchisees balance life as co-owners and spouses
Feb 12, 2024
Gimbert and Carmen Fernandez are proof that a couple who owns a home care agency together stays together. The Fernandezes became Always Best Care franchisees serving western and central New Jersey in 2014....
CMS must do more to improve MA prior authorization, payment issues, policy experts say
Feb 08, 2024
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has made progress in improving the Medicare Advantage program. It must continue to challenge MA plans to narrow prior authorization decision-making times, improve...
University of Colorado researcher uses platform to advocate for LGBTQ+ patients in hospice care
Feb 05, 2024
Personal identity plays a big role in Carey Candrian’s research. An associate professor of medicine-internal medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine who identifies as a lesbian, her...
BrightStar’s new nursing school partnership offers a workforce shortage solution, CEO says
Jan 25, 2024
BrightStar Care, a personal care, skilled care and staffing firm, recently partnered with Chamberlain University, the largest nursing school in the United States, to expose prospective nursing graduates...
Home care operator earns prestigious award from Indiana University
Jan 22, 2024
Having lived in Indiana all his life, Carl Bossung is a proud Hoosier. After working 40 years as an accountant at Crowe, a public accounting, consulting and technology firm, in South Bend, he entered the...
Cost pressures affecting access to enteral nutrition, HME providers say
Jan 16, 2024
Enteral nutrition (EN) can be critical for adults and children who suffer from malnutrition. But it faces an uncertain future, according to the American Association for Homecare, which represents home...
Mather Institute report details unique risks for ‘solo agers’
Jan 12, 2024
A new report from the Mather Institute indicates that the number of solo agers, or “older adults who are not married, live alone, and do not have adult children whom they can rely on as they age,”...
‘We are under-resourcing’ home health,’ Compassus CEO says
Jan 11, 2024
The Medicare payment reduction in the home health final rule is making it difficult for providers to operate, David Grams, CEO of Compassus, told McKnight’s Home Care in a podcast. To make...
Hospice care advocate aims to increase awareness, reduce stigma surrounding industry
Jan 08, 2024
Like many in the field, the professional journey of Ruth Thomson in hospice care began when she stumbled upon it. While she was originally looking for a way to pay off her medical school debt, Thomson...
Innovation helps SYNERGY succeed despite regulatory hurdles, CEO says
Dec 21, 2023
As one of the fastest-growing home care franchisors in the nation, SYNERGY HomeCare has to be nimble to support the needs of both clients and franchisees. The company is constantly updating its product...