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Ankota: Ushering in the Next Generation of Homecare Blog

6 Proven Goals Obtained With Homecare Customized Resources

Posted by Ken Accardi on Feb 29, 2016 7:20:45 AM

 One of the industry experts I learn from every time we speak is Ginny Kenyon, principal at Kenyon Home Care Consulting.  Ginny helps open home care agencies and has given Ankota great inputs on our software.  We at Ankota strongly believe that keeping elderly people healthy and comfortable in their homes (and out of the hospital) is an important step in the evolution of healthcare.  Ginny is one of the pioneers driving moves in home health delivery.  Enjoy her post (below).

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Topics: Private Duty Agency Software, Home Care Best Practices, Care Transitions, Ginny Kenyon

7 Healthy Cleaning Tips for Caregivers of the Elderly

Posted by Ken Accardi on Feb 24, 2016 8:35:06 PM

Today’s guest post is from freelance writer Heather Roberts who helps seniors with cleaning and moving.

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Topics: Private Duty Agency Software, Home Care Best Practices, Care Transitions

5 Home Care Selection Steps via US News and World Report

Posted by Jed Hammel on Feb 18, 2016 3:17:31 PM

If you work in a particular field of work or study, it can sometimes be difficult to put yourself in the shoes of those who are brand new to the process.  The home care industry is filled with empathetic and caring folks who are well aware of the challenges and stresses that come with the territory of finding proper care for an aging loved one.  That said, both as a reminder of what folks are going through as well as a way building your business, it's important for home care agencies to be clear on what a prospective client considers when choosing a care option for their loved one. 

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Topics: Private Duty Agency Software, Home Care Best Practices, Care Transitions

How to Prevent A Homecare Startup Failure

Posted by Ken Accardi on Feb 15, 2016 12:12:56 PM

 One of the industry experts I learn from every time we speak is Ginny Kenyon, principal at Kenyon Home Care Consulting.  Ginny helps open home care agencies and has given Ankota great inputs on our software.  We at Ankota strongly believe that keeping elderly people healthy and comfortable in their homes (and out of the hospital) is an important step in the evolution of healthcare.  Ginny is one of the pioneers driving moves in home health delivery.  Enjoy her post (below).

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Topics: Private Duty Agency Software, Home Care Best Practices, Care Transitions, Ginny Kenyon, March 2016 Newsletter

Do Brain Games Reverse Alzheimer's?

Posted by Ken Accardi on Feb 11, 2016 12:38:34 PM

Many of our aging loved ones and home care clients suffer from reduced cognitive ability, often in the form of Alzheimer's disease or another form of dementia.  For a number of years now, I've heard about brain games that can potentially stave off or reverse these conditions, and I've wondered whether they work or not.

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Topics: Private Duty Agency Software, Home Care Best Practices, Home Care Technology, Care Transitions, March 2016 Newsletter

Can Your Home Care Agency Compete with the 3 Home-igos?

Posted by Ken Accardi on Feb 9, 2016 4:25:23 PM

Silicon Valley and the venture capital community are bullish on home care, and they think that they can do it better than you.  In particular, there has been $73 Million invested in three home care start-ups, being referred to by some as the 3 Home-igos (a play on the comedy film "The Three Amigos").  The three companies are as follows:

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Topics: Private Duty Agency Software, Home Care Best Practices, Home Care Technology, Care Transitions, March 2016 Newsletter

This Little-Known Trick Can Bring Your Home Care Agency Lots of Referrals!

Posted by Ken Accardi on Feb 4, 2016 10:46:03 AM

Did you know?

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Topics: Private Duty Agency Software, Home Care Best Practices, Care Transitions, social media, inbound marketing, March 2016 Newsletter

3 Pieces of Software You Need for Your Home Care Business

Posted by Ken Accardi on Feb 2, 2016 10:34:26 AM

A lot of the readers of this blog are starting home care agencies for the first time and have questions about what they need to be successful.  To be candid, software is not the first thing that you need.  What's more important for a start-up is to have passion for home care, authorization to run your business (which varies by state), great caregiving skills, and the ability to market and sell your services. If you have these items, you're on the right track.

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Topics: Private Duty Agency Software, Home Care Best Practices, home care software geek, Home Care Technology, Care Transitions, March 2016 Newsletter

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