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Ankota: Ushering in the Next Generation of Homecare Blog

Inspector General: Fraud Vacating DME

Posted by Will Hicklen on Apr 30, 2012 8:21:00 AM


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Topics: HME Delivery Operations, HME, DME

Home Care Culture of Excellence Starts with 1 Question

Posted by Ken Accardi on Apr 27, 2012 9:03:00 AM

Another gem of an article on Ginny Kenyon's blog is entitled "Creating a Culture of Excellence" in Home Health and you can access the full article here. The gist of the article is that most all home care organizations talk about providing excellence but only a few really build that into their CULTURE.

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

NPDA Is In The Private Home Care Social Media Conversation

Posted by Jed Hammel on Apr 23, 2012 11:24:00 AM

The warm weather that many of us have experienced lately might make us think of finishing up our studies, but in the Private Home Care field, there is always more to learn! 

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Topics: Starting a Home Care Business, Private Duty Home Care Blogs, Long Term Care, thought leadership, Leadership, Learning

Are you a Remarkable Home Care Boss?

Posted by Ken Accardi on Apr 19, 2012 9:02:00 AM

Jeff Haden, author and leadership consultant, authored an article in Inc. magazine entitled The 5 Qualities of Remarkable Bosses.  The subtitle makes a bold claim:

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Topics: Elderly Care, Home Care Best Practices, Home Care, Leadership

Seniors Resource Is In The Private Care Social Media Conversation

Posted by Jed Hammel on Apr 16, 2012 6:27:00 PM

This week's Private Home Care conversations in social media for you are a bit different than what I've been sharing lately.  That said, I think that you'll find them both engaging and useful.  If you are a part of any conversations or are aware of any resources that you feel I should explore, please let me know!

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Topics: Marketing Home Care, Home Care Blog, Elderly Care, Home Care Best Practices, Home Care

Six Key Technologies to Support Accountable Care

Posted by Will Hicklen on Apr 13, 2012 12:20:00 PM

John Glaser, Ph.D., is the CEO of health services at Siemens Healthcare in Malvern, Pa. He is also a regular contributor to H&HN Daily. This recent article does a terrific job of highlighting some of the shifts in thinking that are under way, and lays out 6 key areas that MUST be addressed by technology in Accountable Care models.

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Topics: Care Coordination, Accountable Care Organizations, ACO, ACO Technology

Accountable Care to Force Hospitals to Close

Posted by Will Hicklen on Apr 13, 2012 11:29:00 AM

It just seems so fitting to talk about the pending closure thousands of hospitals on Friday the 13th -- But it's TRUE!

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Topics: Health Care Reform, Care Coordination, transitional care, Will Hicklen, Accountable Care Organizations, Avoidable Readmissions, ACO, ACO Technology

It might take 39 failures to ultimately succeed in Home Care

Posted by Ken Accardi on Apr 12, 2012 3:47:00 PM

A friend passed me the article below, which has nothing to do with home care, but everything to do with our battle between success and failure.  My article title is based on an anecdote from the story below - the product that we all know called "WD-40" was named that because it was the inventor's 40th attempt.  We might argue that we're "cursed" in home care because of all the challenges we face with regulation changes, reimbursement cuts and the like, but we should also acknowledge that we're "blessed" to have these challenges in a growing market where we can afford to take some risks and make some mistakes before finding our ultimate success.

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Topics: Home Care Entrepreneurship, Health Care Reform, thought leadership

AgingCare.com Is In The Private Home Care Social Media Conversation

Posted by Jed Hammel on Apr 11, 2012 8:44:00 AM

Another week and another diverse and interesting batch of conversations for you to peruse!  Thanks to the many of you who have reached out and have helped me connect with others in the private care industry.  To others who may be reading this, I'd love t hear from you!  If you have any more suggestions for resources online that I should check out, let me know!

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Topics: dementia, Age Tech, cognitive reserve, Instagram

Expert Alzheimer's and Dementia Advice for Home Caregivers

Posted by Ken Accardi on Apr 9, 2012 12:22:00 PM

Back in December, Ankota co-founder Marc Ottinger shared a great piece on the blog called "Choosing the Best Elder Care for Your Loved One" which pointed readers to some strong guides about assisted living, home care, memory care and more from Assisted Living Today (http://assistedlivingtoday.com/).  Today's post introduces a very powerful series, also by Assisted Living Today that talks about Dementa and Alzheimer's care.  They've assembled a panel of 20 memory experts who have contributed content.  Here's a collage and the list of experts (I've cleverly left out their bios so you can read them all here):

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Topics: Home Care Blog, Alzheimer's, Blogging, Elderly Care, Home Care Blogs

Home Care Software Geek Introduces Google Glass

Posted by Ken Accardi on Apr 6, 2012 11:31:00 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.

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Topics: Home Care Entrepreneurship, home care software geek, Home Care Technology, Video

Senior Living News is in the Home Care Social Media Conversation

Posted by Jed Hammel on Apr 4, 2012 10:39:00 AM

Hello everybody!  After posting a few of these articles and aggregating the private duty home care conversations happening online, it's been very exciting and helpul for me to connect with and learn more about a number of you!  Whether you are a social media maven or a private duty dynamo in the industry, I'd like to hear others out there!  I'd like to keep this great flow of feedback and outreach coming!

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Topics: Baby Boomer, AARP, Long Term Care, Senior Living

What can Health Care (& Home Care) Learn from the Newspaper Industry

Posted by Ken Accardi on Apr 2, 2012 10:42:00 AM

On a few occaisions I've had the chance to meet Tom Boyd and Tom Nicholas, whose company Boyd & Nicholas brands themselves as the home care cost report people.  Their office sends a weekly email newsletter with information from across the spectrum of healthcare and I learn a lot from it.  In their most recent email, they shared a very interesting comparison between the US healthcare Industry and the Newspaper Industry, which is shared below.

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

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