Over the past few years, in-home healthcare service is precisely assisting golden-aged people in rapid recovery from injuries and acute or chronic healthcare conditions. Many researchers have pointed out that older people recover faster, with fewer complications at their most loved place—at home rather than in the hospital.
Boost Home Healthcare is a home health company which provides superior in-home nursing, therapy, and home care services. Founded in 2021, Boost Home Healthcare was acquired by private equity firm The Riverside Company in 2021 and is now part of Best Life Brands, which has plans for continued expansion of service brands across the continuum of care for aging adults.
Under the leadership of Jackie Lleverino, Brand President, Boost Home Healthcare has launched in the U.S., providing clinical excellence and compassion, one patient at a time. It is proven that most people recover quicker in the comfort of their own homes.
In an interview with Insights Care, Jackie shared valuable facts about Boost Home Healthcare showcasing his journey in the healthcare industry.
Jackie, tell us about Boost Home Healthcare highlighting your professional tenure in the healthcare industry.
Over the past decade, ProHealth Home Healthcare has provided high-quality healthcare for patients in our community, resulting in our reputation of responsibility, compassion and
professionalism. Historically as ProHealth and as we transition to Boost Home Healthcare, we are proud to includes many healthcare, rehabilitation and clinical services to enhance at-home healing and support recovery.
We offer a full spectrum of home health ranging from nursing care, physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy. (For more information, visit http://www.boosthomehealth.com.)
I have over 15 years of experience in healthcare. It ranges from DME (Durable Medical Equipment) to HH (Home Healthcare) and Hospice. I have an extensive business development background coupled with operations. This absolutely is of value as the Brand President and administrator here at Boost.
Can you tell us about the impact of the pandemic on the healthcare sector and what efforts did you take to surmount its adversities?
I will never forget March 15, 2020. I was traveling in Sacramento for Bristol Hospice; I finished out my trip and then went back home, and the world was all virtual. The company I was with started providing telehealth, and families were restricted from seeing their loved ones at the hospital or facilities.
As an industry, we changed the way we met with families. I cry when I remember that we had to do a Facetime call with a family so the patient and family could say goodbye. We are forever changed but looking ahead to the opportunities. It has been a crazy journey, especially in healthcare. I thought I had it, but I uncovered a lot more.
What is your opinion on the impact of technological advancements on the healthcare sector?
We have to keep moving with the times for sure. Telehealth at the bedside is urgent, and the appropriate EMR (Electronic Medical Record) that streamlines care is vital. Technology is crucial for appropriate healthcare, especially in rural areas. We have to make it easier for clinicians to document and spend quality time with patients.
What would you like to advise the budding entrepreneurs and enthusiasts willing to venture as senior care service providers in the healthcare sector?
Treat this growing population how you would like to be treated. We have to be passionate about ensuring that all our seniors have the resources they deserve, especially low-income individuals.
What are your future goals, and how do you envision scaling Boost Home Healthcare’s operation eventually?
Growth, growth, growth! This is what excited me as I myself looked into a franchise a few years back. My goal this year is to get the Boost name out there and stir the excitement! Learning the franchise part of the business. I had thought of buying a franchise in the past, and now this is the full circle. I’m looking forward to opening more locations and working with the franchisees to their success. I can’t wait to BOOST us into success. So exciting to be part of a new brand and to be at the flagship site to make a difference in the community.
An Exceptional Leader
Jackie Lleverino joined the organization as the Brand President of Boost Home Healthcare on April 11, 2022. Jackie began a very successful career in healthcare and has been a part of the home health and hospice industries for 15 years. Jackie has served in a variety of roles in healthcare operations and business development, including a very successful beginning in the medical device world.