Utilizing Big Data to Improve Home Health Care Patient Outcomes

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Every day, companies and organizations generate copious amounts of data. “Big data” though isn’t so much about the amount of data generated, but rather, what a company or organization does with the data. In analyzing data, businesses can use those insights to save money, to target marketing and advertising dollars, or, in the case of home health care, to better … Read More

Improving Communication in Home Care Transitions

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In the health care industry, communication is vitally important, not only in providing specifics about a patient’s condition, but also in detailing the type of care needed after a stay in the hospital. In this episode of Help Choose Home, Dr. Christine D. Jones, an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Colorado, Denver and the Director of Care … Read More

The Growing Impact and Value of Home Care

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Like many people in the field of home health, Peter Ross had a personal experience that piqued his interest and moved him into the industry. In 2002 Senior Helpers was born out of Ross’ experience with his mother. Combining his personal experience with his professional sales and marketing background, Ross has built a home care business that is focused on … Read More

Start the Conversation About End of Life Care

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Hospice and palliative care can be care services that even those in the medical community are not fully comfortable talking about. Holly Chaffee, RN, BSN, MSN, President and CEO of VNA Care, hopes that the work she does serving more than 50,000 patients a year in Massachusetts with home health, palliative and hospice services, can move to change that reality. … Read More

Using Research And Data In Home Health Care

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  It’s no secret that research drives innovation and change. While the home health care industry has been somewhat lacking in having solid, grounded research, Jennifer Schiller, Director of Policy, Communications and Research, and others at the Alliance for Home Health Quality and Innovation (AHHQI) have set out to increase the amount of research that informs the industry by becoming … Read More

Education and Advocacy for Home Healthcare

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  Educating referral sources and payers on the benefits of home healthcare is an ongoing task. While there is broad awareness about home health generally, the industry is constantly evolving to meet the needs of clients, utilizing new technologies and techniques to deliver more specialized care in the home. For people like Joanne Cunningham, executive director of the Partnership for … Read More

Help at Home Is a Viable Solution to Hospital Readmission and ED Visit Reduction

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  If there were a way to reduce re-hospitalizations for seniors and cut down on emergency department (ED) visits by people with chronic health conditions, would you want to know what it is? According to Tracy Clark, chief operating officer at Interim Healthcare, the answer is professional help at home. By engaging home care and educating the medical industry about … Read More

Educating Home Care Referral Sources About Home Care Options

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  From tips on how to plan ahead to help seniors age in place, to the ways in which technology is impacting the home care industry, season one of the Help Choose Home podcast series covered a diverse set of topics all aimed at helping to educate and promote the value of aging in place. To kick off season two, … Read More

Using Time During the Holidays to Evaluate the Need for Home Care

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Choosing home care during the holidays

  As we enter the holiday season, families will have the opportunity to spend concentrated time visiting aging loved ones. While of course providing the backdrop for quality time together, the holidays also are the prime time to assess how seniors are doing and whether there might be care needs that should be uncovered and addressed. In this Help Choose … Read More

Celebrating Home Care & Hospice Month

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November is Home Care & Hospice Month In the home care community, November is dedicated to honoring those professionals that provide senior care assistance. These nurses, home care aides, therapists, and social workers take active roles in making a difference for those they care for and the families around them. “Home care and hospice nurses, therapists, aides, and other providers … Read More

Factors to Look for When Selecting Professional Home Care Services

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In this episode of Help Choose Home, Merrily Orsini talks with Katie Roper, CEO of Catenary Consulting and home care industry expert. Roper discusses the specifics to look for when selecting professional home care services for your senior loved one and the importance of being informed. Listen to the full Help Choose Home podcast with Katie Roper here, or by … Read More

The Need for Low-Cost, High-Value Home Care Services

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Podcast 19 covers studies at Harvard Medical School

Allen Hager, Executive Chairman of Risemark, founded one of the largest franchise platforms in the industry, which you may know as Right at Home. Risemark consists of three wholly owned subsidiaries including Right at Home, Right at Home International, and IKOR that serve more than 500 territories globally. Allen Hager has a perspective on the healthcare at home industry that … Read More

Technology to Assist with Aging in Place

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Technology to age in place helps when choosing in-home care

Laurie M. Orlov, a tech industry veteran, writer, speaker and elder care advocate, is the founder of Aging in Place Technology Watch which provides market research that provides thought leadership, analysis, and guidance about technologies and services that enable boomers and seniors to remain longer in their home of choice. In addition to her technology background and years as a technology industry analyst, Laurie has served … Read More

The Benefits of Home Care

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Peter Sosnow, Humana at Home, Integration Leader

Peter Sosnow, Integration Leader at Humana at Home. Peter was literally born into a home care family as his father, Larry Sosnow started Patient Care in New York and New Jersey several decades ago. He has been on the care managed side of home care with Senior Bridge and now is at Humana at Home helping change how the world … Read More

Geriatric Care Management

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Aging Life Care specialist gives advice to consumers

In this podcast episode of Help Choose Home, host, marketing for home care expert Merrily Orsini of corecubed, interviews author and senior care options expert Cathy Cress, MSW, who shares the best ways to help an aging parent determine care needs. Listen to the full Help Choose Home podcast with Cathy Cress here, or by searching for “Help Choose Home” … Read More

The Case for Care in the Home

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The Case For Care In The Home Care in the home is the most preferred, comfortable and economical way for people to receive quality care to heal and/or maintain healthy, active lifestyles in the most familiar environment. Individuals with acute or chronic needs may receive skilled nursing care and therapy, those with terminal illness can receive hospice and palliative care, … Read More

Home Care Can Make a Difference for Families

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How Home Care Services Can Make a Difference for Any Family Many families take it upon themselves to provide care for aging and frail loved ones. Whether it’s a child, grandparent, aunt, uncle, cousin parent or spouse, there are many aspects of providing care that can be challenging for family members. Home care services can not only help by providing … Read More