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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).

If you own or manage a homecare organization, you probably set goals for yourself and your agency on a regular basis. These goals change as your agency grows, but there are a few basic premises that hold true in each new objective you create. While the details of these objectives differ from year to year, the ideas behind them remain the same.

Goals Met with Homecare Customized Resources

Behind every goal you set for your agency is the desire for a happy, prosperous business. But meeting your goals year after year, month after month can be a challenge. Fortunately, this challenge becomes significantly easier with the use of customized resourcescustomized resources for homecare organizations.

With these resources at your fingertips, obtaining your goals is possible. Here are six goals that customized resources help you accomplish.

1. The Goal of More Free Time

Everyone wants more free time – time to spend with family and friends, doing the things you enjoy. But for an agency owner, just as with all entrepreneurs, that time is limited. Maybe you find yourself working long after other employees have gone home, you’re on call 24/7, and you can’t stop thinking about the organization even when you’re not in the office.

Sound familiar? If so, then it may be time to consider investing in customized resources for your agency. These resources – whether employee handbooks, policy and procedure manuals, or others – keep you from wasting your valuable time reinventing the wheel.

2. The Goal of Better Organization

Who doesn’t want to be more organized in his or her business? Paperwork quickly piles up if you’re unorganized, leaving you constantly scrambling to find the things you need. Using electronic customized homecare resources allows you to take back your work space and conquer the clutter.

3. The Goal of Enhanced Client Care

With the right manuals in place, your staff is better equipped to provide exceptional care to clients. Through resources such as employee handbooks and policy and procedure manuals, staff have a place to go with questions and a reference point for the care they are expected to provide.

Good client care is essential to your agency’s growth. By utilizing customized resources, you build a foundation for ongoing success through excellent client care.

4. The Goal of Continued Compliance

As a homecare agency owner or manager, you must be certain your organization is meeting CMS requirements and accreditation standards. These legalities change frequently, and an outdated manual could lead to significant penalties.

The great thing about customized resources is that they are easily and efficiently updated electronically, so you don’t lose sleep over possible legal repercussions.

5. The Goal of Saving Money

In today’s world, time is money! Without effective resources for your homecare organization, you spend precious time correcting mistakes, improving errors and updating existing resources. This time, along with the actual price of recreating and reprinting materials, costs you more in the long-run than investing in customized homecare resources.

6. The Goal of Improved Productivity

When you and your staff don’t have to worry about creating your own manuals and resources from scratch – and then methodically finding any changes in regulations and applying those changes to your resources – you have adequate time to spend on profitable activities. Whether that’s training your team creating an elite staff, focusing on gaining new referrals, or marketing your services, productivity increases as a result.

Choose Kenyon for Homecare Customized Resources

It’s important to have the right tools in your arsenal for the type of services your specific agency offers. At Kenyon HomeCare Consulting, we have years of experience in the homecare industry and know exactly what you need to remain in compliance and grow your organization. Our resources meet ACHC and CHAP standards, meaning you can rest easy at night knowing we’ve got your back. Reach out to us today to learn more!

 6 PROVEN GOALS OBTAINED WITH HOMECARE CUSTOMIZATION RESOURCES first appeared in Kenyon HomeCare Consulting blog.

Ginny Kenyon is the founder and CEO of Kenyon HomeCare Consulting, a home health consulting firm that gives agencies a market advantage, promotes creative product development, and offers viable ways to achieve and sustain organizational and fiscal success.

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One of Ankota's recent care transitions whitepapers, entitled "Selling Care Transition Services to Hospitals" is available for download and we think you'll find it useful.  Please click the link or the picture below to download.  If you're interested in scheduling an online demo of our home care or care transitions software solutions, just click this button:

Click Here for a Free Demo

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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 Readmission avoidance and on management of Private Duty non-medical home care. To learn more, please visit www.ankota.com or contact us.

 

 

 

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.

Care giving can be a hard task that takes its toll on caregivers.  Cleaning is one very important p7_Healthy_Cleaning_Tips_for_Caregivers_of_the_Elderly1.jpgart of the job, but using cleaning supplies and processes that are safer for those home care recipients with lower tolerance for toxins is a key to keeping their health intact. Whether your agency is doing the cleaning or bringing in a cleaning contractor on behalf of your client, it is important to choose the kind of chemicals that will be safe.

7 Healthy Cleaning Tips

Below are 7 tips for health cleaning:

  1. Make sure to let the senior know about the cleaning you are planning and make sure to get their permission. Seniors will obviously like to take their own decisions and they value their own privacy and freedom, so your idea of cleaning may be different from what they are used to.

  2. Start by respecting the routine of your elderly care recipient. They will usually have ways of doing things set in stone, so you will need to decide what you can do to take this into consideration.

  3. Make a test run of cleaning if you’re not quite sure what your elderly care recipient needs and wants in terms of cleaning. You can help them out with a purchased service for cleaning, assuming they are comfortable with having a cleaning service come into their home.

  4. Keep things within easy reach by making sure all your cleaning products are right there and on hand, so they won’t have to use stairs, ladders or other work related assistance if they insist on dealing with cleaning themselves at some point.7_Healthy_Cleaning_Tips_for_Caregivers_of_the_Elderly2.jpg

  5. Provide compassion during the cleaning, since older are sometimes agitated by changes in their routine. Just paying attention to them and talking a bit during cleaning can be a big help.

  6. Handle personal items with care. For seniors their photos, mementos and other items that they have gathered throughout the years have great meaning.

  7. Go natural with your cleaning supplies because harsh chemicals can be difficult on sensitive and fragile bodies. You can make inexpensive natural cleaning products or you can find natural commercial products. Thankfully many companies specializing in creating cleaning supplies are now working on green solutions due to increased demand for such supplies in the world, not to mention ones that do not hurt that are safer for people and for the environment.

For more best practices, take a look at our white paper, Seven Habits of Highly Effective Home Care Agencies.   If you're interested in scheduling an online demo of our home care or care transitions software solutions, just click this button:

Click Here for a Free Demo

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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 Readmission avoidance and on management of Private Duty non-medical home care. To learn more, please visit www.ankota.com or contact us.

 

 

 

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

Mom_and_Dad_Ankota_Home_Care_blog.jpgIf 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. 

In that vein, an article from U.S News and World Report, entitled, "5 Steps to Selecting a Personal Care Aide for Mom and Dad" offers a detailed rundown of what folks should consider when determining care for their loved ones.  I suggest reading the original article here, as it is quite detailed and chock full of information, but here are the broad strokes to give you an overview of the piece:

Determine the Level of Care Needed

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Decide Whether to Use an Agency or Individual

Research Available Options

Make Adjustments as Needed After Care Starts

While no one working in the industry needs a reminder why we're doing what we do, or the level of Care that goes into our care, I find it's always good to be reminded of what other's experiences may be as a way to help them through the process as much as possible. 

For more best practices, take a look at our white paper, Seven Habits of Highly Effective Home Care Agencies.   If you're interested in scheduling an online demo of our home care or care transitions software solutions, just click this button:

Click Here for a Free Demo

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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 Readmission avoidance and on management of Private Duty non-medical home care. To learn more, please visit www.ankota.com or contact us.

 

 

 

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).

If you’re thinking about starting a homecare agency, you’re likely evaluating the risk-to-reward ratio. It’s natural to be anxious when launching any new business, and you may wonder if you’re making the right decision. In this article, we’ll discuss why now is the time to dive into homecare, as well as the steps to take in order to avoid a homecare startup failure.homecare startup

Why Choose a Homecare Startup

According to Pew Research Center, nearly 10,000 Baby Boomers reach the age of 65 each day. As this population ages, the need for medical care increases. Also contributing to the growing need for healthcare is the rise of chronic illnesses including heart disease and diabetes.

So why home healthcare? We all want to remain independent and live at homes as long as possible. In fact, approximately 80 percent of elderly people receiving long-term care live in private homes. This number, the continual aging of Baby Boomers and the rise of chronic disease, demonstrates the growing need for competent homecare providers.

Steps to a Successful Homecare Startup

Once you’ve made your decision, it’s time to get to work. Just as with any business, there are numerous factors that determine the success or failure of your startup. Here’s a guideline to follow when you’re ready to turn your dream into reality.

Do Your Research

Before any planning begins, comprehensive research should be conducted. Evaluate the demographics and competition in your desired area. Find out what services are already offered and what is lacking. Uncover the average prices charged for like services in the community. Arming yourself with knowledge allows you to make good decisions and more forward with well constructed plans.

Determine How to Best Set Yourself Apart

The research done will reveal ways in which you can make your organization different (dare we say “better?”) than the competition. Study what you’ve discovered and brainstorm which service gaps you can fill.

For instance, do other homecare agencies in your area offer chronic disease care? By providing your aides with access to advanced chronic disease education, you set your care services apart from the competition.

Consult With an Expert

Managing a homecare organization takes a variety of skills. As the owner or leader you’ll wear many hats and need to think like a banker, a lawyer, and an HR manager.

Even with some business experience, you’ll benefit from engaging a professional with in-depth industry knowledge. An expert with homecare experience knows the ins and outs of everything from hiring requirements to Medicare compliance.

Write a Business Plan

After conducting adequate research and seeking out advice from industry experts, you’re prepared to craft a thorough plan. When drafting your business plan, be sure to include ideas for marketing your services. How will you acquire clients, build your brand, and encourage referrals?

Next, come up with a practical budget. You’ll need to include marketing spending, hiring costs, office supplies and equipment, mortgage or rent, and a financial cushion for your first year of business.

Prepare Necessary Resources

Policies and procedures manuals, job descriptions, employee handbooks and staff education are just a few of the tools required to ensure a successful homecare startup. And the numbers of needed resources only increase if you plan on accepting Medicare or private insurance payments. Putting these resources together before you open your doors will save you time and frustration down the road.

Kenyon Consulting Does Homecare Startups

At Kenyon HomeCare Consulting, we know what it takes to succeed in this industry. We can help with the entire process of your startup – research, obtaining a licence and materials preparation. Download our free Home Care Agency Start-up Checklist for more tips on how to avoid a homecare startup failure.

HOW TO PREVENT A HOMECARE STARTUP FAILURE first appeared in Kenyon HomeCare Consulting blog.

Ginny Kenyon is the founder and CEO of Kenyon HomeCare Consulting, a home health consulting firm that gives agencies a market advantage, promotes creative product development, and offers viable ways to achieve and sustain organizational and fiscal success.

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One of Ankota's recent care transitions whitepapers, entitled "Selling Care Transition Services to Hospitals" is available for download and we think you'll find it useful.  Please click the link or the picture below to download.  If you're interested in scheduling an online demo of our home care or care transitions software solutions, just click this button:

Click Here for a Free Demo

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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 Readmission avoidance and on management of Private Duty non-medical home care. To learn more, please visit www.ankota.com or contact us.

 

 

 

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

brain_Ankota_Home_Care_Blog.jpgMany 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.

I came across a great article in Business Insider, that helps to answer this question

Do Brain Games Work to Prevent or Reverse Alzheimer's?

This is clearly a case where if this is an important topic to you, please read the full article.  But here's my brief synopsis:

  • The research on the efficacy of brain games is not air tight. In fact the full title of the Business Insider article is "The Scientist behind the most comprehensive study of brain training says apps like Lumosity are based on shaky science."

  • The Federal Trade Commission recently cracked down on Lumosity and forced them to pay a $2M settlement.  They claimed that "Lumosity preyed on consumer's fears of age related cognitive decline..."

  • The most comprehensive study on the matter was done at Johns Hopkins by Dr. George Rebok.  His study was based on much more rigorous brain training (they used the words "based on theory" and "very structured") in memory, reasoning, and speed processing.  It was hard to obtain objective evidence in the study except in measuring that those with training had fewer car accidents.  There was positive subjective feedback (patients claimed improvement long after the completion of the study).

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At the end of the article, another doctor, psychiatrist Cynthia Green from Mount Sinai shared that brain health is positively impacted by physical exercise, having a healthy social life, and eating a health diet.

A note about Ankota's blog

At Ankota, we believe that "healthcare at home" can and should play a bigger role in the continuum of care.  Our clients represent the most expensive patients, and often our care givers represent the least expensive providers.  We blog on topics that help home care agencies to compete and differentiate, with an emphasis on avoiding preventable hospitalizations.  You can subscribe to our blog on the upper right hand side of this page.

Speaking of Preventing Avoidable Hospitalizations

Ankota offers a highly effective and low cost way of preventing avoidable hospitalizations, called Foresight Care.  We developed this application in partnership with Triple Aim Technologies.  You can learn more here.

 

Avoid Preventable Hospitalizations

 

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 Readmission avoidance and on management of Private Duty non-medical home care. To learn more, please visit www.ankota.com or contact us.

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:Three_Amigos_Ankotas_Home_Care_Blog.jpg

We've blogged about these folks before in our article about $15/hour caregivers.

What Do These Companies Do?

Two of these companies, Honor and Home team, are "high end" home care agencies that have teams to serve their clients, technology such as tablets in every home, and talk about creating beautiful days and wonderful experiences for the aging loved ones that they serve.  They are expensive and will win with affluent clientele. Home Hero, by contrast, is a matchmaker company who matches you with caregivers and manages the process behind the scenes at a lower cost.

Are These Companies an Opportunity or a Threat to My Agency?

The answer is that these companies are likely to be both an opportunity and a threat to your agency.  With their huge war chests of investment capital and their high profile Silicon Valley backers, they will get plenty of attention.  This includes lots of PR, seats of distinction at all of the conferences (for example, they were on a panel together at the Aging2.0 conference in San Francisco and were highly featured in the marketing for that conference).  Also, they can make beautiful marketing pieces and tell a great story.  The narrative is that these companies are providing "tech enabled homecare," and that you're not...A few other example about Honor

  • Honor was started be Seth Stenberg with $20 Million from Marc Andreesen (the guys who started NetScape).  Prior to starting Honor, Seth sold his company Meebo to Google.

  • Honor was invited to the White House and pledged to give away $1 Million in free home care

  • Honor hired a world class application designer named Renato Valdes Olmos, who made a very popular fitness app called Human.

The bottom line is that they will beat you with very wealthy clients, and they will raise the expectation for the technology that you'll be expected to provide.

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How do I Compete and Win?

My perspective is that if you want to beat Honor and Home Team, then you're going to need to step up your technology game.  If you're not planning in the next year (two max) to have applications that connect family members into the process and give them great visibility, feedback and impact in the care of their loved ones, that you will start getting left behind.

The Elephant in the Room

There's one critical fact that is being overlooked, which is that there won't be enough caregivers to service the aging population in the future, and that even with higher rates, care giving is a hard job and some of the tasks aren't all that pleasant.  So the winners are going to be agencies who can provide great care with less face-to-face hours and who can bring technology to bridge that gap.

How Can We Help?

We have a great new application that can position you well for the future.  It's called Foresight Care, and what it does is check in with your clients in between visits to make sure that they're doing well, and alerting you if they're exhibiting symptoms that could lead to a hospitalization.  For early adopters, the pricing is very low, but you should act now.  You can use this feature whether or not you use Ankota's home care software. But if you're home care software is holding you back, we can deliver you the full package.

 Free Foresight Care Demo

 

 Free Demo of Ankota Home Care (including Foresight Care) 

 

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 Readmission avoidance and on management of Private Duty non-medical home care. To learn more, please visit www.ankota.com or contact us.

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?

  • When people hear of you, they will Google you first before reaching out

  • If you're at the top of a Google search, you're much more likely to be called

  • Referrals (even from complete strangers) are regarded highly by 90% of shoppers

  • Typically, a new private duty client is worth $9,000 to you

There's a Little Trick That's Not Well Known to Many Home Care Agencies 

For a home care agency, you want to get found via "Google Local Search." A local search is a search for a business type and a location.  For example, people will Google "Plumber Philadelphia" or "Maid Service Schenectady" or "Home Care Raleigh." That combination of search criteria leads to a local search.  Google presents the top three results for that area.  Here's an example:

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What you see above is that three acupuncture services are listed, and reviews (see the stars) make a big difference in getting on the list.

Here's How to Get Top Billing on Google Local Search

Here's the bad news: Setting yourself up to win has a lot of steps.  The steps are as follows:

  • Claim your business on Google, and provide the detail that goes with that

  • Claim your business on Yelp and do the same

  • Create a Facebook business page

  • Create a Twitter Page

  • Create a LinkedIn Business Page

  • Post frequently to your Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter

  • Create a program to ask your happy customers to post feedback about your company on Google and make sure that they follow through

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If this seems like too much to do, there is a new service that will do all of this for you, and it's endorsed by Home Care Technology Report editor Tim Rowan and it's branded as Rowan Reputation Resources. To learn more, you can click here.

For more best practices, take a look at our white paper, Seven Habits of Highly Effective Home Care Agencies.   If you're interested in scheduling an online demo of our home care or care transitions software solutions, just click this button:

Click Here for a Free Demo

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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 Readmission avoidance and on management of Private Duty non-medical home care. To learn more, please visit www.ankota.com or contact us.

 

 

 

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

3-piece-puzzle.gifA 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.

Once you've made the commitment to get your business going, you need to think about software and there are three primary pieces of software that you need to get in place to run your business effectively.  They are 1) a website, 2) agency management software, and 3) accounting software.  Each of these are described in further detail below:

  • Home Care Agency Website: Your website does several things for you. First and foremost, it helps people find you when they are shopping for a home care service.  Second, it gives you a chance to establish your "brand."  Once people know about your agency, they will look through your website to learn why you are in the business and to think about whether they should choose you versus a competitor.  Lastly, your website is a two-way communication tool.  In addition to letting you share information about your agency, your site should allow potential clients to express interest in your agency and also allow caregivers to apply to be on your team.

  • Home Care Agency Management Software: This is the software that you use to manage your operations.  It tracks your client demographic, plans of care, schedules, Computer_Software_Ankota_Homecare_blog.jpgcaregiver demographics, skills, and availability, and enables timekeeping (generally via voice telephony where the caregivers dial in or via a mobile app) plus tracking of the completion of care plan items.  Lastly, it creates your bills and payroll.  Some of the software also has a component to track your sales process in attaining clients.  This is often referred to as CRM software (Customer Relationship Management). Another feature offered by some of the software vendors is an app for family members to stay engaged in the care of their loved ones (so they can track schedules, see updates and communicate with you).

  • Accounting Software: Accounting software tracks your "receivables" (keeps track of when your bills are paid), and your expenses.  Plus some accounting software also cuts the checks to pay your caregivers and other expenses.  Most agencies use Quickbooks for their accounting software and although quickbooks has payroll management, a lot of agencies use a different software system for their payroll.

How do these 3 Pieces of Software Work Together?

At a high level, each of the pieces described above has its own function, but there are some connections that can be made between the three.  A few examples are as follows:

  • Client referrals on your website should go automatically into your agency management software

  • Similarly, caregivers should be able to apply online and go into your agency management software

  • Once a billing period (most agencies bill weekly) is complete, the bills should be pushed into your accounting software

  • Similarly, once payroll is calculated for your caregivers, it should flow into your payroll software to cut your checks

What software should you get?

Starting with accounting, you can't go wrong with Quickbooks. It's pretty affordable, easy to learn and most accountants are familiar with it.  Although Quickbooks is now available on-line for a monthly subscription fee, it would be less expensive to buy and install Quickbooks on a local computer.  Another trick is that you don't need the newest version (because basic accounting doesn't change that often) so consider buying last year's edition.For your website, there's a wide range of possibilities that you can go with. 

The least expensive would be to do it yourself with a subscription service such as those available for $4.99/month.  On the other extreme, you can have a high end web-site design and a content service that publishes new content for you each week and helps optimize your chances of coming out first on Google searches. One such service exclusively focused on home cSoftware_code_Ankota_Homecare_Blog.jpgare is available from Valerie Van Booven.  A middle of the road approach is to do it yourself with something like Wordpress.  Here at Ankota, we work with website and marketing software from HubSpot, which I highly recommend, but might be too much for your home care startup.

As for Homecare agency management software, this is the business that we're in and we'd love to have you consider Ankota's software.  We have all of the capabilities described above including the linkages to your website and accounting software, and we have some highly differentiated features.  The biggest one is that we have a capability, included at no additional charge, that monitors your clients when you're not there and helps avoid preventable hospitalizations. 

The hardest question for you to answer is going to be "why should I choose your agency over the others?"  Imagine how many more clients you'll get if in addition to providing care you can help keep your clients out of the hospital.  To schedule a demo or start a free pilot of Ankota's software, click here or the button below:

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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 Readmission avoidance and on management of Private Duty non-medical home care. To learn more, please visit www.ankota.com or contact us.

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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