Hospice of the Gold Isles’ Di Landro: Staffing is Industry’s Top Challenge

Hospice of the Golden Isles has appointed Paula Di Landro as its new executive director. Di Landro came to Golden Isles from Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care of Tampa where she also served as executive director, overseeing 140 interdisciplinary team members and directing the company’s operations. Di Landro’s prior experience includes years of work as […]

Burke, Caldwell Hospices Merge, Rebrand as Amorem

North Carolina-based Burke Hospice & Palliative Care and Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care have completed a merger. The combined company is rebranding under the name Amorem. Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care CEO Cathy Swanson will lead the new organization, a nonprofit. She has been at the helm of Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care CEO for 31 […]

CMS Green Lights Payments for Homebound Patients’ COVID-19 Vaccinations

The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has authorized an additional $35 payment to incentivize health care providers to bring COVID-19 vaccines to patients who cannot easily leave their homes, including many hospice patients. This amount is in addition to the approximately $40 payment that Medicare currently pays for administration of a vaccine […]

DME Company Hospice Source Acquires Respiratory Therapy Home Health

Durable medical equipment company Hospice Source has acquired Respiratory Therapy Home Care in Bellflower, Calif. This is the company’s 14th acquisition within the past five years. Financial terms were undisclosed. Hospice Source is a portfolio company of Dallas-based Transition Capital Partners, family office-funded private investment firm founded in1993. The firm is affiliated with the Patterson […]

Researchers: Nearly 90% of Americans Do Not Understand Palliative Care

About 89% of people in the United States have inadequate knowledge of palliative care. One key determinant was health care utilization. The more regular health care services a patient receives, the more likely they are to have some understanding of palliative care, according to a study published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention. Among the […]

South Carolina Agencies Partner with Hospice Providers on Disaster Response

Hospice providers Agape Care and Embrace Hospice House have entered into agreements with the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) to use their inpatient facilities as medical needs shelters during weather emergencies or disasters.  During a catastrophic event that requires residents to evacuate their homes, these providers’ inpatient facilities would temporarily house […]

Justice Department, Tennessee File False Hospice Claims Suit Against Curo Health Services

The U.S. Department of Justice and the State of Tennessee have filed a consolidated complaint against Curo Health Services Holdings, Regency Healthcare Group and TNMO Healthcare, doing business as Avalon Hospice. The complaint alleged that the affiliated companies violated the False Claims Act (FCA) as well as Tennessee state laws. FCA cases often hinge on […]

Choice Health Completes Multiple Hospice, Home Health Acquisitions

Choice Health at Home, LLC has purchased Angelic Hospice in Oklahoma, the company’s first entry into that state. In a separate transaction, Choice Health acquired the home care provider Restore Home Health, also in Oklahoma. Financial terms for both deals were undisclosed. Choice has been pursuing expansion through acquisitions during the past three years, including […]

VCU Health, Bayada Launch Hospice, Home Health Joint Venture

VCU Health System and Bayada Home Health Care have unveiled a joint venture to provide home health and hospice in Richmond, Va., and surrounding communities. Set to begin accepting patients within six-to-nine months, the new company is branded as VCU Health at Home by Bayada. The new venture represents BAYADA’s first entry into the Richmond […]

Addus Building Up Hospice, Home Health, Co-Locating with Personal Care Business

Addus HomeCare Corporation (NASDAQ: ADUS) plans to continue growing through acquisitions, devoting approximately $100 million to cover deals this year. The company’s current strategy is focused on co-locating its clinical hospice and home health operations in markets in which they already have a foothold with its personal care business. Addus launched as a personal care […]