Home Health & Hospice Weekly News Roundup

Our weekly list of news, reports, and information about home health and hospice care. Learn about new studies, trends, CMS regulations and more.

Aging in Place Reshaping the Real Estate Market, Boosting Economic Productivity

At-home care providers are often lauded for their ability to prevent re-hospitalizations and drive down health care costs by allowing older adults to safely age in their existing homes and communities. As it turns out, their services are having a much broader impact on the U.S. economy, especially when it comes to the real estate market and keeping Americans productive as they grow old. By now, the idea that most aging adults prefer to age in place is well-known. Roughly 76% of adults over 50 favor remaining in their current home, with 70% desiring to live in their present community for as long as they can, according to AARP statistics.

LHC Group Leans into JV Strategy, Plans to Acquire SSM Health Assets

LHC Group Inc. (Nasdaq: LHCG) is leaning even further into its joint venture strategy, a major calling card for the Lafayette, Louisiana-based home health, hospice and personal care giant. LHC Group announced Thursday it has entered into an agreement to acquire home health and hospice assets from SSM Health, a multi-state health system based in St. Louis. In total, LHC Group — with its JV partner, Capital Region Medical Center — plans to take over two home health agencies and one hospice agency. The terms of the deal — projected to close by June 1 — were not disclosed. Once finalized, LHC Group expects annualized revenue from the JV of about $5 million.

BAYADA Launches Nursesweek.com to Celebrate and Inspire Nurses

In honor of National Nurses Week May 6-12, BAYADA Home Health Care, a leading home health care provider and national nonprofit, has launched nursesweek.com to offer dozens of exciting resources and events designed to recognize, reward and inspire nurses throughout the country as part of the organization’s Share. Care. Dare. campaign. Visiting nursesweek.com places nurses at the center of activities designed to help them share their passion for nursing with current and future RNs and LPNs, including student-aged children, recent high school and college graduates and those considering a career change; self-care for themselves by indulging in complimentary pampering sessions for relaxation and rejuvenation; and dare to dream and design their individualized career paths with BAYADA through ongoing professional development, training opportunities and educational support.

Kindred Healthcare Acquires Promise Hospital in Los Angeles

Kindred Healthcare, LLC (“Kindred”) today announced that it has acquired Promise Hospital of East Los Angeles from Promise Healthcare Group, LLC. On February 21, 2019, Kindred was selected as the winning bidder for the hospital, which has been renamed Kindred Hospital Paramount. Kindred has been working with the former Promise employees to transition them to Kindred Hospital Paramount. In addition, Kindred has been collaborating with the hospital’s medical staff to ensure continuity of care for current and future patients who require the specialized care that Kindred provides.