Tackling the Continuum of Care at the PointClickCare Summit

Hospital. Rehab. Skilled nursing facility. Home. That’s how discharge works after an acute care episode, or how many patients and family members expect discharge to work. Some patients expect to be discharged straight home into the care of family and home health providers.

For patients on the care journey, moving from one point of care to another can be difficult to navigate. If expectations are not managed by health care providers, the journey becomes even more problematic, leading to additional complications with care.

Noted at NAHC: Are You Ready?

You think you know what’s coming, and then it comes, and it’s not what you expected.

Kicking off the 2018 Home Care and Hospice Conference and Expo in Grapevine, Texas, this week, NAHC President Bill Dombi said his organization at first anticipated a minor year in terms of advocacy but true to the ever-changing weather of homecare, that wasn’t how things turned out.

Catching Up with ADMEA

The Alabama Durable Medical Equipment Association (ADMEA) held its annual convention July 25 and 26 at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Hoover, Alabama. Suppliers from across the state attended the convention for education and policy updates. The program was fast-paced and packed with information.

Is Medical Necessity at Odds with Functional Independence?

In late 2015, news of wheelchair pedestrian incidents trended. What they said: Height matters. The consumer moves at a low, fixed, static height which does not line up well with today’s higher, larger vehicles.

Many drivers are in a hurry or distracted, and navigating crosswalks—to cross the street or cross the parking lot—is dangerous enough sans being seated. Now suppose a new product could make wheelchair users safer, so they can see and be seen.

Data Privacy and GDPR

HomeCare Magazine wants to provide the best possible content for our readers. We want to be your go-to source for business management, products and industry news. We also want to protect your data. You may have heard about new data regulations, especially if you live or do business in Europe. The European Union (EU) passed the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in 2012, and it will go into effect on May 25, 2018.

Down the Rabbit Hole of the Care Continuum

man on stage giving presentationMike Wessinger, co-founder and CEO, kicked off the SUMMIT with a presentation on ValueFirst transformations in the senior care market.

HomeCare visited sunny Orlando, Florida for the annual PointClickCare SUMMIT. PointClickCare is a provider of clinical software solutions in the long-term care, skilled nursing and home health markets. The annual SUMMIT brings together customers and integrated partners for three days of education, training and fun.

Editor's Notes from Medtrade 2017

Vendors at AtlantaMasimo is all smiles at Medtrade 2017. Photo courtesy of Medtrade.

Barely unpacked from the National Association for Home Care and Hospice’s annual conference in California, the HomeCare team headed to Medtrade 2017 in Atlanta. We met with a good ole Southern cold front rainstorm driving in and were welcomed by the warmth that our industry is known for.