Home Health Giant Amedisys Launches Nursing Home Infusion Pilot, Sets Sights on COVID and Beyond

Home health and hospice heavyweight Amedisys Inc. (Nasdaq: AMED) sees opportunity in serving long-term care facilities during the COVID-19 crisis — and potentially well into a post-pandemic world. The Baton Rouge, La.-based home health, hospice, and personal care services provider this week announced a partnership with Option Care Health Inc. (Nasdaq: OPCH), the largest independent […]

Home Health Giants Look to Accelerate Diversions, Capitalize on ‘Long Haul Back for the SNFs’ Post-COVID

Operators of post-acute care facilities have seen the steady diversion of patients to the home setting in recent years, and multiple home health heavyweights believe the COVID-19 pandemic will only accelerate that trend into the 2020s. The flow of hospital patients bypassing the institutional skilled nursing facility “is picking up more steam right now,” LHC […]

Best Buy, Amazon, Walmart Lead Major Retailers’ Charge into Senior Care — With Multi-Billion Potential

While they don’t yet represent a direct threat to traditional skilled nursing providers, several marquee retail brands have made significant bets on the senior care space as the population ages — with a specific focus on keeping seniors healthy and out of institutional settings. Electronics retailer Best Buy’s (NYSE: BBY) recent moves into the senior […]