PharMerica to Merge with Home Care Giant BrightSpring, Continue Assisted Living Push

Long-term care pharmacy PharMerica intends to merge with BrightSpring Health Services, a large provider of home- and community-based care. The two companies will be under the private equity ownership of KKR, with an affiliate of Walgreens Boots Alliance (Nasdaq: WBA) holding a minority stake, according to an announcement issued Tuesday. Full financial terms of the transaction […]

Fitbit Takes Aim at Chronic Conditions With New Health Care Platform

Hot on the heels of Apple’s recent play for seniors, wearable-technology company Fitbit (NYSE: FIT) is intensifying its efforts to prevent and manage certain chronic diseases. San Francisco-based Fitbit announced Wednesday the launch of Fitbit Care, a platform that combines health coaching and virtual care with Fitbit’s wearable devices to deliver personalized interventions. Though the […]

Tips for Better Home Care Partnerships in Assisted Living

While assisted living communities and home care agencies frequently collaborate, successfully forging those kind of relationships can be difficult. It’s for this reason that leaders from two Midwestern assisted living communities provided insight into how and when they partner with home care agencies Wednesday during the fifth annual 2018 Private Duty Symposium, organized by LeadingAge […]