Deer Meadows Home Health and Support Services, LLC Receives 2019 Best of Home Care®–Employer of Choice Award

Deer Meadows Home Health and Support Services, LLC Receives 2019 Best of Home Care®–Employer of Choice Award

Philadelphia – Deer Meadows Home Health and Support Services, LLC announced today that it has received the 2019 Best of Home Care – Employer of Choice Award from Home Care Pulse. The Employer of Choice Award is granted only to the top-ranking home care providers, based on caregiver satisfaction scores gathered by Home Care Pulse, an independent satisfaction research firm for home care. Deer Meadows Home Health and Support Services, LLC is now ranked among the best employers of in-home caregivers in the region.

“We congratulate Deer Meadows Home Health and Support Services, LLC on earning the Best of Home Care – Employer of Choice Award,” says Erik Madsen, CEO of Home Care Pulse. “Since this award is based on employee feedback, it shows the dedication Deer Meadows Home Health and Support Services, LLChas to providing their employees with a great working experience, while ensuring clients have well-trained, compassionate caregivers.”

Best of Home Care – Employer of Choice award-winning providers work with Home Care Pulse to gather feedback from their caregivers via live phone interviews each month. Because Home Care Pulse is an independent company, it is able to collect honest and unbiased feedback.

“Our goal at Home Care Pulse is to empower home care businesses to provide the best home care possible,” says Erik Madsen, CEO of Home Care Pulse. “We are happy to recognize Deer Meadows Home Health and Support Services, LLC as a Best of Home Care – Employer of Choice, and we celebrate their accomplishments in building a team of happy, qualified caregivers to care for their clients.”

To find out more about Deer Meadows Home Health and Support Services, LLC’s commitment to excellence, please visit edwardk43.sg-host.com or call 215-624-6038.

About Deer Meadows Home Health and Support Services, LLC

Founded in 2009, The Deer Meadows Home Health & Support Services, LLC is a non-profit agency. The home health and support services will offer home support services to Philadelphia, Bucks, Montgomery, Chester and Delaware counties in Pennsylvania. All home health care services are overseen by registered nurses. We can offer home support services and help with personal care, such as bathing, dressing and meal preparation, medication management, pet care, running errands, light housekeeping, and escort services.

About Home Care Pulse

Home Care Pulse is the industry’s leading firm in satisfaction research and quality assurance. On behalf of home care businesses across North America, Home Care Pulse gathers unbiased satisfaction ratings from clients and caregivers and detailed feedback to ensure the best in-home care possible can be provided. Powerful online reports allow businesses to identify needs and take action to reduce increase satisfaction, reduce caregiver turnover, and address client needs. For more information, please call Home Care Pulse at (877) 307-8573 or visit homecarepulse.com.

We are now Home Care Pulse Certified – Trusted Provider Distinction

Philadelphia, PA – Deer Meadows Home Health and Support Services, LLC today announced that it has received the Certified – Trusted Provider distinction from Home Care Pulse. This distinction illustrates DMHHSS’s commitment to client satisfaction.

“We want to commend Deer Meadows Home Health and Support Services, LLC for receiving the Certified – Trusted Provider distinction,” says Aaron Marcum. “Home Care Pulse awards this distinction to providers who are actively gathering feedback from their clients each month and using that feedback to improve the quality of care they provide. By choosing a Certified – Trusted Provider to care for their loved ones, families can be reassured that their provider is dedicated to quality in home care.”

Certified – Trusted Providers have contracted with Home Care Pulse to gather and report feedback from their clients by conducting live random phone interviews with a percentage of their clients each month. Because Home Care Pulse is an independent third-party company, they are able to collect honest and unbiased feedback, without outside influence. Clients rate their provider’s services in areas such as timeliness of caregivers, services being provided as promised, compassion of caregivers and overall quality of care. Clients are also given the opportunity to provide feedback for their provider.

“I am very proud of our accomplishments over the years.These accomplishments would not be possible without the exceptional support staff we have in the field and the feedback from our clients,” says Kate Liggins, Private Duty Manager at DMHHSS.”These relationships have been instrumental in DMHHSS’s ability to continue to provide 5-star quality care to the community.”

“Our goal at Home Care Pulse is to empower home care businesses to reach their goals and deliver the best home care possible,” says Aaron Marcum, CEO and founder of Home Care Pulse. “We are happy to recognize Deer Meadows Home Health and Support Services, LLC as a Certified – Trusted Provider, and we applaud their commitment to client satisfaction.”

To find out more about the Home Care Pulse Certification, please visit BestofHomeCare.com.

About Home Care Pulse

Home Care Pulse is the industry’s leading firm in performance benchmarking and quality satisfaction management and serves hundreds of home care businesses across North America. They are the industry’s top resource for education, business development, certification, and proof of quality, including the prestigious Best of Home Care® awards. Visit www.homecarepulse.com to learn more about our VANTAGE program, or visit benchmarking.homecarepulse.com to learn about the Private Duty Benchmarking Study, the home care industry’s largest and most comprehensive annual study, featuring benchmarks on finance, sales, marketing, operations, and more.

About Deer Meadows Home Health and Support Services, LLC

DMHHSS is a non-profit agency. The home health and support services will offer home support services to Philadelphia, Bucks, Montgomery, Chester and Delaware counties in Pennsylvania. All home health care services are overseen by registered nurses. We can offer home support services and help with personal care, such as bathing, dressing and meal preparation, medication management, pet care, running errands, light housekeeping, and escort services.The Mission of Deer Meadows Home Health & Support Services, LLC is to provide superior quality home health services that optimize the persons served ability to maximize their independence, health and wellness in their home. DMHHSS was found in July 2009.

Deer Meadows Home Health and Support Services Awarded CHAP Accreditation

Philadelphia, PA — 2/26/19 — Community Health Accreditation Partner, Inc., (CHAP) announced today that Deer Meadows Home Health and Support Services, LLC., (DMHHSS) has been awarded CHAP Accreditation under the CHAP for Private Duty and Home Health Standards of Excellence. DMHHSS had a survey with no required action.

CHAP Accreditation demonstrates that DMHHSS meets the industry’s highest nationally recognized standards. The rigorous evaluation by CHAP focuses on structure and function, quality of services and products, human and financial resources and long-term viability. Adherence to CHAP’s standards leads to better quality care and better business performance.

“By achieving CHAP Accreditation, DMHHSS has shown a commitment to excellence,” said Barbara McCann, CHAP President and CEO. “We are excited to continue our partnership with DMHHSS by offering support in its commitment to providing quality care and continuous improvement.”

DMHHSS provides a variety of private duty and home health services to patients and their families in Philadelphia and surrounding areas (Philadelphia, Bucks, Montgomery, Chester and Delaware counties in Pennsylvania). Registered nurses oversee all home health care services. DMHHSS can offer home health (nurses, therapist, and aides through Medicare or commercial insurance intermittently) and private duty support services (help with personal care, such as bathing, dressing and meal preparation and medication management). On 1/23/19, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Home Health compare website updated its quarterly data. Deer Meadows Home Health and Support Services, LLC (DMHHSS) is rated 5 Stars again. For more information about the DMHHSS, please visit the DMHHSS website at edwardk43.sg-host.com. For additional information, call our office support staff at 215-624-6038.

CHAP is an independent, nonprofit accrediting body for home and community-based health care organizations. Created in 1965, CHAP was the first to recognize the need and value for accreditation in home and community-based care with more than 9,000 agencies currently accredited nationwide. Through “deeming” authority granted by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), CHAP is a nationally approved accrediting organization who retains authority to survey agencies providing home health, hospice, pharmacy, infusion therapy nursing and home medical equipment services, to determine if they meet the Medicare Conditions of Participation and CMS Quality Standards. CHAP’s mission is to define, verify, and advance the highest quality of home and community-based care through its standards, accreditation, education, and research.

For more information about the CHAP accreditation process, please visit the CHAP website at www.chapinc.org. For additional information, email info@chapinc.org or call 202-862-3413.

For additional information, contact Stanley Rynkiewicz, DMHHSS Administrator at 215-624-6038.

Another 5 Star Rating by CMS Home Health Compare!

Another 5 Star Rating by CMS Home Health Compare!

On 7/25/18, CMS Home Health compare website updated its quarterly data. Once again, Deer Meadows Home Health and Support Services, LLC (DMHHSS) is rated 5 Stars. Since CMS launched Home Health Compare Website July 2015, DMHHSS has been rate 5 Stars ten out of eleven rating periods. The only exception was October 2015 when DMHHSS was rated 4.5 Stars. This is an outstanding achievement and join me in congratulating the DMHHSS staff on their excellent quality of patient care and customer service. This is star rating is evidenced by our patient’s quality outcomes and satisfaction surveys which are publicly reported here on this website. We are one of the 10 agencies rated 5 Stars this quarter in PA. This is an AWESOME ACCOMPLISHMENT. I appreciate each member of DMHHSS Staff specially my wonderful clinical staff whom without their hard work and dedication this 5 Star rating would not be possible. To all of my DMHHSS Team especially my management team and support staff in the office (including Irene Dudley, Gina Grosh, Christine Slavics, Lydia Dudley, Kathleen Liggins, Felicia Alber, Christine Rynkiewicz and Keyata Williams) thank you for all that you do and keep up the great work. Below I have attached a screen shot from Home Health Compare website denoting DMHHSS a 5 Star Agency.

Our Philadelphia Home Care Agency Receives DHS Award!

The Department of Human Services recently announced the awarding of nearly $8 million dollars in grant money to member agencies of the Pennsylvania Homecare Agency (PHA) to connect their Electronic Health Records (EHRs) to the statewide health information exchange. Deer Meadows Home Health and Support Services was one of only six home care and hospice agencies in the state of Pennsylvania to receive the grant. Our Philadelphia home care agency will use the funding to upgrade our software programs and to provide training to other staff members. The funding will also enable Deer Meadows Home Health and Support Services to integrate into the Keystone Health Information Exchange (KeyHIE), thus providing real-time notifications from over 20 hospitals in the Philadelphia area about patient admissions, discharges, and hospitalizations. We will be able to better coordinate care of our patients with other health care providers, in turn improving outcomes for our patients.

We were rated 5 Stars by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Again!

CMS established the Home Health Compare (HHC) website on Medicare.gov<http://medicare.gov/> as a key tool for consumers to use when choosing a home health care provider. It is designed to be an easy-to-access, convenient source of authoritative information on provider quality. Please go to https://www.medicare.gov/homehealthcompare/search.html.

On 4/11/18, CMS Home Health compare website updated its quarterly data. Once again, Deer Meadows Home Health and Support Services, LLC (DMHHSS) is rated 5 Stars. Since CMS launched Home Health Compare Website July 2015, DMHHSS has been rate 5 Stars nine out of ten rating periods. The only exception was October 2015 when DMHHSS was rated 4.5 Stars. This is an outstanding achievement and join me in congratulating the DMHHSS staff on their excellent quality of patient care and customer service. This is star rating is evidenced by our patient’s quality outcomes and satisfaction surveys which are publicly reported here on this website. This is an AWESOME ACCOMPLISHMENT. I appreciate each member of DMHHSS Staff specially my wonderful clinical staff whom without their hard work and dedication this 5 Star rating would not be possible. To all of my DMHHSS Team especially my management team and support staff in the office (including Irene Dudley, Gina Grosh, Christine Slavics, Lydia Dudley, Kathleen Liggins, Felicia Alber, Christine Rynkiewicz and Keyata Williams) thank you for all that you do and keep up the great work. Below I have attached screen shots from Home Health Compare website and Fazzi.com denoting DMHHSS a 5 Star Agency.

Deer Meadows Home Health and Support Services is RATED 5 Stars Again

 CMS established the Home Health Compare (HHC) website on Medicare.gov as a key tool for consumers to use when choosing a home health care provider. It is designed to be an easy-to-access, convenient source of authoritative information on provider quality. Please go to https://www.medicare.gov/homehealthcompare/search.html.

On 10/25/17, CMS Home Health compare website updated its quarterly data. Once again, Deer Meadows Home Health and Support Services, LLC (DMHHSS) is rated 5 Stars. Since CMS launched Home Health Compare Website July 2015, DMHHSS has been rate 5 Stars eight out of nine rating periods. The only exception was October 2015 when DMHHSS was rated 4.5 Stars. This is an outstanding achievement and join me in congratulating the DMHHSS staff on their excellent quality of patient care and customer service. This is star rating is evidenced by our patient’s quality outcomes and satisfaction surveys which are publicly reported here on this website. This rating period only eight of the Home Health Agencies in Pennsylvania received a 5 Star rating. This is an AWESOME ACCOMPLISHMENT. I appreciate each member of DMHHSS Staff specially my wonderful clinical staff whom without their hard work and dedication this 5 Star rating would not be possible. To all of my DMHHSS Team especially my management team and support staff in the office (including Irene Dudley, Gina Grosh, Christine Slavics, Lydia Dudley, Kathleen Liggins, Felicia Alber, Christine Rynkiewicz and Keyata Williams) thank you for all that you do and keep up the great work. Below I have attached screen shots from Fazzi Associates website denoting DMHHSS a 5 Star Agency.

Lieutenant Governor Michael J Stack III Congratulates Deer Meadows Home Health and Support Services

Deer Meadows Home Health and Support Services, LLC (DMHHSS)’s representatives (Stanley Rynkiewicz, Administrator, Irene Dudley, Clinical Director, Gina Grosh, Oasis/Coding Manager, Kathleen Liggins, Private Duty Manager, Riley Roberts Marketing and Sales Director and Matthew Mortka, Community Liaison) met with Lieutenant Governor Michael J Stack III in the Lieutenant Governor’s Parlor Suite in Harrisburg at the State Capitol on April 25, 2017.

During this time, Lieutenant Governor Michael J Stack III congratulated DMHHSS our 5 Star CMS Home Health Compare rating. We also discussed home health care, changes in managed Long Term Support Services, (MLTSS), and the future of home health care in the State of PA.

Lieutenant Governor Michael J Stack III bio from https://www.governor.pa.gov/lt-gov-mike-stack/

On January 20, 2015, Mike Stack was sworn in as Pennsylvania’s 33rd lieutenant governor, and in that role serves as presiding officer of the Pennsylvania Senate. He also chairs the Board of Pardons and was appointed by Governor Wolf to chair the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Council.

Lt. Gov. Mike Stack is a former Captain in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard and a graduate of the U.S. Armed Forces Officers Basic Course. He also served as a Judge Advocate General (JAG) for the 28th Infantry Division. Before being elected as lieutenant governor, he served as a member of the Pennsylvania State Senate representing the 5th District, which includes Northeast Philadelphia, Brides burg, and portions of Port Richmond and Juanita Park, from 2001 to 2015. As a senator, Lt. Gov. Stack was the Democratic chair of the Banking and Insurance Committee and a member of the Aging and Youth, Communications and Technology, Judiciary, Local Government, and Policy committees.

The picture below was taken in the Lieutenant Governor’s Private Office. The backdrop of this photo is the main architectural feature of the private office. It is a fireplace with a rose red Numidian North African Marble surround and mantel. Above the mantel, rising to the height of the ceiling, is a Palladian-inspired over-mantel made of mahogany, containing a custom clock with a dial of the Pennsylvania Coat of Arms in polished brass. The remaining portion of the wall contains portraits of past lieutenant governors.

PHA’s Pre-Lobby Day Dinner at Duke’s Restaurant in Wormleysburg, PA

Deer Meadows Home Health and Support Services, LLC representatives (Stanley Rynkiewicz, Administrator, Irene Dudley, Clinical Director, Gina Grosh, Oasis/Coding Manager, Kathleen Liggins, Private Duty Manager, Riley Roberts Marketing and Sales Director and Matthew Mortka, Community Liaison) were excited for Pennsylvania Home Care Associations (PHA)’s Lobby Day in Harrisburg at the State Capitol on April 25, 2017.

Deer Meadows Home Health and Support Services​ Administrator, PHA Board Member, and PHA Lobby Day Team 43 Leader, Stanley Rynkiewicz RN, MSN, WCC, DWC, NHA brought his team to PHA’s Pre Lobby Day Dinner Monday April 24, 2017 at Duke’s Restaurant in Wormleysburg, PA. It was awesome to see State Representatives in attendance representing their districts to speak to the home care leaders in their support of the home care industry. The Representatives present from Deer Meadows Home Health and Support Services​ were State Representative Mary Jo Daley (D-148) Montgomery County, State Representative Pamela Delissio (D-194) Montgomery County, State Representative Michael Driscoll (D-173) Philadelphia County, and State Representative Eric Roe (R-158) Chester County. Thanks to PHA, it was a great dinner enjoyed by everyone. Below are a few pictures from this dinner.

Forum Honoring Direct Care Worker Nominees for the 2017 Pennsylvania Direct Care Worker of the Year Award

On Tuesday, April 4th Kate Liggins, Private Duty Manager, and Diane Scott, full time Certified Nursing Assistant, attended a forum honoring the 164 direct care workers that were nominated by their organization as the 2017 Pennsylvania Direct Care Worker of the Year Award. All nominees were invited to the Forum today, all expenses paid, for lunch, training and the presentation of the award by Secretary of Aging Teresa Osborne.

This unique event, which is sponsored by the Department of Aging, PHA, and Preferred Benefit Consultants, featured lunch and training and ended with the surprise announcement of direct care worker of the year. Guest speakers included Leigh Weintraub, an innovative pioneer in the world of personal transformation and moving people toward their peak performance and also Terrell Cannon, Director of Workforce Development, Home Care Associates who presented on professionalism, ethics and boundaries. Diane Scott was Deer Meadows Home Health and Support Services nominee. Diane has been working for Deer Meadows Home Health Support Services since 2009 and has played a huge role in the success here at deer meadows. Diane’s provides top notch care to each patient she comes into contact with and although Diane was not chosen as 2017 Pennsylvania Direct Care Worker of the Year Award, Diane will always be a superior provider of care to her patients and will continue to do so as she grows with Deer Meadows Home Health Support Services.

Once Again Deer Meadows Home Health and Support Services, LLC is RATED 5 Stars

Today, October 19, 2016, CMS Home Health compare website updated its quarterly data (see below screen shots for details). Once again Deer Meadows Home Health and Support Services, LLC (DMHHSS) is rated 5 Stars.

Since CMS launched Home Health Compare Website last July DMHHSS has been rate 5 Stars four out of five rating periods. The only exception was last October when DMHHSS was rated 4.5 Stars. This is an outstanding achievement!

This is star rating is evidenced by our patient’s quality outcomes and satisfaction surveys which are publicly reported here on this website. This rating period only 1 % of the Home Health Agencies in Pennsylvania received a 5 Star rating (see below screen shot for details).

Also, only 4% of the Home Health Agencies Nationwide received a 5 Star rating (see below screen shot for details). This is an AWESOME ACCOMPLISHMENT.

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