April 29, 2021

Month: April 2021

Florida Legislature codifies use of personal-care attendants in long-term care centers

TALLAHASSEE — A measure passed by the Florida Legislature would allow long-term care facilities to continue to employ “personal-care attendants” to help with basic duties and would give the attendants four months to pass a certified nursing assistant exam to keep working in the facilities.

The legislation codifies a state emergency order issued in March 2020 in response to staffing shortages that allowed nursing homes and assisted-living facilities to hire personal-care attendants who had undergone 8 hours of training. The legislation increases the amount of training to 16 hours.

The measure passed the House, 106-11, and the Senate, 32-7. It

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Humana Buying Out Partners in Home-Health Business

Humana Inc.

HUM 1.91%

agreed to take full control of home-health provider Kindred at Home by buying out two investors that currently own the majority of the company, deepening its exposure to care services delivered outside traditional settings.

Humana said Tuesday that it would pay $5.7 billion to acquire the 60% interest in Kindred from the private-equity arm of TPG and Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe, another private-equity firm.

The health-insurance company said it owns 40% of Kindred, a business it described as the nation’s largest home-health and hospice provider, with 43,000 caregivers working in 40 states.

Demand for home-based

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‘Highly unique’ circumstances led to lack of insurance coverage for most Malden residents

When Rachel Blakely talks about the day her house burned down in Malden, she has a good sense of humor.

She jokes about how she didn’t think the fire would get to town, how her son burned the tread off his tires going back into town too soon to see if their homes had survived, and how “stupidly” her little shed survived when everything around it burned.

But that humor goes away when she talks about the days after, when everything was uncertain, when she only had the clothes on her back, when she realized she didn’t have a home.

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How PACE Helped Amedisys Create a Personal Care Innovation Hub in Massachusetts

As one of the largest aging-in-place companies in the nation, Amedisys (Nasdaq: AMED) has a footprint that stretches across nearly 40 states. It has turned one of those states into its chief innovation hub, partly thanks to its small but creative personal care services division.

At the end of 2020, the Baton Rouge, Louisiana-based Amedisys had 14 in-house personal care locations in three states, with the strongest presence in Massachusetts. While the up-and-coming segment accounted for less than 4% of the company’s $2.07 billion in annual consolidated revenue last year, its true value goes far beyond dollars and cents, according

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ADBE Stock News: Adobe Signs ServiceNow To Its Business Data Platform

Digital marketing and analytics software maker Adobe (ADBE) has nabbed a big win for its real-time customer data platform. Adobe announced Tuesday that ServiceNow (NOW) has signed up to use its Adobe Experience Platform, which is part of the Adobe Experience Cloud. ADBE stock rose on Tuesday.


ServiceNow will use a new business-to-business edition of the Adobe Real-time Customer Data Platform. Adobe announced the product at its annual Adobe Summit, which began Tuesday. The three-day conference is being held online for the second straight year because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

ServiceNow, a digital workflow

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Brex Unveils All-In-One Financial Solution For Businesses

SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Brex, the company reimagining financial systems so growing businesses can realize their full potential, today unveiled an all-in-one-finance solution that brings credit cards, business cash accounts, and new spend management and bill pay software together in a single dashboard. With the latest offerings, the company further addresses the needs of its growing customer base of small and medium sized businesses (SMBs).

“Growing and maintaining a business should not depend on how good a small business owner is at managing their finances,” said Cosmin Nicolaescu, Brex CTO. “Our all-in-one finance solution gives business owners peace of mind,

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