<img alt="" src="http://www.qpwoei2.com/100802.png" style="display:none;">

Ankota: Ushering in the Next Generation of Homecare Blog

How Much Do Home Care, Assisted Living, & Nursing Home Care Cost?

Posted by Ken Accardi on Oct 27, 2010 11:20:00 PM

An updated study published by MetLife shares the 2010 costs for various elder care options.  Here's the bottom line:

Read More

Topics: Senior Demographics, Home Care Industry, Elderly Care, Aging in Place Technology

Ankota Happy Halloween Video for our Home Care Friends

Posted by Ken Accardi on Oct 27, 2010 2:20:00 PM

Thanks to all of you who use our products, read our blog, and make home care a wonderful profession.  Please see our official happy halloween video below:

Read More

Topics: Holiday Wishes, Elderly Care

12 Instant Health Boosts for Home Care Recipients and Caregivers

Posted by Ken Accardi on Oct 20, 2010 10:32:00 AM

The road to recovery, or better health and quality of life for a home care recipient or caregiver starts with a single step, so today we're happy to share a list of little instant ways you can boost your health, courtesy of Prevention magazine and author Alyssa Shaffer.  You can access the full article by clicking on the banner below, where you can get detail on each "boost."  We offer you a teaser below by letting you know what each boost is and the way it can help your health:

Read More

Topics: Healthy Caregivers, Elderly Care, Home Care Best Practices

How to Determine Pay Rates for Home Care Caregivers

Posted by Ken Accardi on Oct 18, 2010 8:38:00 AM

Today's post comes courtsey of Jason Tweed from Leading Homecare and is an exceprt from the October 13th, 2010 edition of his weekly newsletter Private Duty Today.  Below are links to his home page and his newsletter sign-up.  On a related side note, I'm a great admirer of Jason and his business leadership and teaching, which he accomplishes despite struggling with personal disabilities.  Jason's personal experience as a recipient of care gives him a unique perspective on how to choose, train and retain a high quality care provider, and we share a glimpse of his expertise below.

Read More

Topics: Home Care Industry, Elderly Care, Home Care Best Practices, thought leadership

Home Care Caregiver Makes an Impact and Shares his Story

Posted by Ken Accardi on Oct 14, 2010 7:22:00 AM

Being relatively new to home care, one of the things I enjoy the most is hearing about the experiences of care givers and the way they're able to improve the lives of their clients.  Thanks to the people at Right At Home, I can share one of those stories with you today in the form of an acceptance speech from a caregiver named Greg Schaffner who was recently recognized with a RightCare Award from his employer.  Here's an excerpt from his speech:

Read More

Topics: Home Care Industry, Elderly Care, Private Duty Agency Software, Home Health Aide Software, Home Care Best Practices

Freakonomics Author to Home Care: Redefine the Problem

Posted by Ken Accardi on Oct 13, 2010 8:37:00 AM

In the past, if I was having trouble falling asleep at night, thinking about economics might have been the answer (counting sheep is economics), but that all changed after I read a book a few years ago called Freakonomics.  The authors "redefined the problem" of boring statistical data analysis and came up with a fascinating set of non-fiction stories uncovered by analyzing data.  Now the book has been made into a motion picture.

Read More

Topics: Healthy Caregivers, Home Care Industry, Elderly Care, thought leadership

Home Care Software Geek Predicts DROID will win the Smart Phone Wars

Posted by Ken Accardi on Oct 12, 2010 8:35:00 AM

The Home Care Software Geek posts in this blog don't talk about Home Care Nursing Software, Private Duty Telephony, DME Delivery Software, Home Infusion Care Management or the other topics we focus on regularly at Ankota.  Instead, these posts are intended to keep our readers up to date with technology trends that might be useful to your agencies, such as social media technologies, mobile devices, and what's happening from the big-boys like Microsoft, Google and Apple

Read More

Topics: home care software geek, Home Care Technology, Home Care Mobile Solutions

Home Care perspectives from Senator Scott Brown

Posted by Ken Accardi on Oct 8, 2010 11:50:00 AM

This morning I attended a Medical Technology Investors conference sponsored by the Massachusetts Medical Device Society (www.massmedic.com) and the keynote speaker was US Senator Scott Brown, republican from the state of Massachusetts.  Senator Brown was elected early this year to fill the seat of the late Senator Ted Kennedy.  His address was geared towards medical technology companies, however many of the ideas that he shared are relevant to the home care industry as well.  Below are some of the key takeaways:

Read More

Topics: Home Care Industry, Elderly Care, Health Care Reform

Home Care, HME and Private Duty Leadership: Sources for Creative Thinking

Posted by Will Hicklen on Oct 6, 2010 11:09:00 AM

Read More

Topics: Recommended Reading, Home Care Industry, Private Duty Agency Software, Home Care Best Practices, Care Coordination, thought leadership, Aging in Place Technology, home care software geek, Home Healthcare Delivery Management, HME, DME, Home Care Technology, Will Hicklen

Independent Living Assessment for Seniors, Families & Home Care

Posted by Will Hicklen on Oct 5, 2010 3:51:00 PM

Read More

Topics: Recommended Reading, Senior Demographics, Home Care Best Practices, thought leadership, transitional care, Aging in Place Technology, Home Healthcare Delivery Management, Home Care Technology, Will Hicklen

Home Health Care & HME Under Duress: Ankota White Paper Abstract

Posted by Will Hicklen on Oct 4, 2010 5:48:00 PM

Understanding “Economic Pressure” and Major Opportuities for HME Providers, Home Health Care Companies, Private Duty, and others.

Read More

Topics: Home Care Best Practices, thought leadership, Home Healthcare Delivery Management, HME, DME, Home Care Technology, Home Care Mobile Solutions, Will Hicklen

Home Care Expert shares insights on selling to Adult Children

Posted by Ken Accardi on Oct 4, 2010 9:30:00 AM

Last Thursday, I had the chance to attend a presentation by Andrea Cohen, the CEO of Houseworks, which is an innovative and successful private homecare agency serving clients in  Boston and the nation's capital.  One of the features in Andrea's presentation (to an audience primarily comprised on entrepreneurs) was a focus on how to sell to Adult Children.  Her insights were outstanding and I share some of her key points below.  The significance here is that products or services related to elder care are often sold to the adult children of those in care, as opposed to the individual receiving the care.

Read More

Topics: Home Care Industry, Elderly Care, Home Care Best Practices, thought leadership

Subscribe to Email Updates

About Ankota

Ankota provides software to improve the delivery of care outside the hospital, focusing on efficiency and care coordination. Ankota's primary focus is on Care Transitions for Reeadmisison avoidance and on management of Private Duty non-medical home care. To learn more, please visit www.ankota.com or contact Ankota.

Follow Ankota on Twitter!

twitter bird white on blue

Most Popular Posts

Posts by Month

New Module

Add content here.