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Deer Meadows Home Health and Support Services, LLC Awarded CHAP Disease Program Certification

PHILADELPHIA, PA — December 2, 2022 — Community Health Accreditation Partner, Inc., (CHAP) announced today that Deer Meadows Home Health and Support Services, LLC, (DMHHSS), under the direction of DMHHSS Administrator Stanley Rynkiewicz, has been awarded a Congestive Heart Failure (CHF), Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Wound Care and Diabetes Disease Program Certification under the CHAP Disease Program Standards. Deer Meadows Home Health and Support Services, LLC is the first Home Care Agency in the United States to be awarded this Multiple Disease Process Certification through CHAP.

CHAP certification demonstrates that Deer Meadows Home Health and Support Services, LLC meets the industry’s highest nationally recognized standards. The rigorous program evaluation by CHAP focuses on program structure and function, quality metrics, advanced education for staff, and demonstrated self-management tools for patients. 

“By achieving CHAP Disease Program Certification, Deer Meadows Home Health and Support Services, LLC has shown a commitment to excellence above and beyond previous expectations,” said Nathan DeGodt, CHAP President & CEO. “Their efforts to strengthen their clinical performance using evidence-based protocols means consistency becomes a result, not a goal.” 

Deer Meadows Home Health and Support Services, LLC provides a variety of Home Health and Private Duty services to patients and their families in Philadelphia, Montgomery, Bucks, Chester and Delaware Counties of Pennsylvania.

CHAP is an independent, not-for-profit, accrediting body for community-based health care organizations. Created in 1965, CHAP was the first to recognize the need and value for accreditation in community-based care. CHAP is the oldest national, community-based accrediting body with more than 9,000 agencies currently accredited nationwide. Through “deeming authority” granted by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), CHAP has the regulatory authority to survey agencies providing home health, hospice and home medical equipment services, to determine if they meet the Medicare Conditions of Participation and CMS Quality Standards. CHAP’s purpose is to define and advance the highest standards of community-based care.

For more information about the CHAP Disease Program Certification, please visit the CHAP Center for Excellence website at | 619.800.7255 | 

For additional information, contact Stanley Rynkiewicz (DMHHSS Administrator) at 215-624-6038. Visit DMHHSS Website at or email .

Weekend Referral Program

Deer Meadows Home Health and Support Services is the only home health care agency in the Philadelphia region that guarantees a 24 hour response time for patient admission referrals.”Physician practices, skilled nursing facilities and hospitals find it incredibly difficult to find a home care agency that is readily available to accept their patient referrals on a weekend”, says Marketing Coordinator Shawn P. Hanshew. “We are always available by our cell phones and we have a dedicated e-fax line in place to accept weekend referrals. The physician, skilled nursing facility or hospital can send their referral to our e-fax, and the referral information will go directly to our on-call clinical and administration team. From there, an assessment nurse will call the patient or patient’s family to schedule the start of care the very next day.” says Hanshew. Deer Meadows Home Health and Support Services is the only five star rated home health care agency in Philadelphia and is the home health care agency of choice within the medical community because of our guaranteed 24 hour start of care- even on a weekend!

If you have a weekend referral or would like more details of this program, please contact our Marketing Coordinator Shawn Hanshew at (267) 648-0361 and Our weekend referral e-fax number is (484) 361-4619.

Written By  Shawn Hanshew

We Participated in Pennsylvania Home Care Association’s Annual Lobby Day Again

On May 22, 2018 representatives from Deer Meadows Home Health & Support Services LLC. (Stanley Rynkiewicz, Administrator; Irene Dudley, Clinical Director; Kathleen Liggins, Private Duty Manager; Melissa Buettler RN; and Matthew Mortka, Community Liaison) went to the state capitol in Harrisburg,Pa to participate in Pennsylvania Home Care Association’s Annual Lobby Day. Pennsylvania Home Care Association otherwise known as PHA organizes an annual Lobby Day in which home health companies speak with politicians and state leaders about important issues surrounding home health from Certified Nursing Assistants, After Surgery Care to In-Home Physical Therapy and much more.

Our Philadelphia Home Care Service was one of many home health companies from all over the state that came to Harrisburg, Pa to take part in the days’ events. Deer Meadows Home Health and Support Services spoke to various State and Local Politicians including State Representative Robert Godshall (R-53), State Senator John Sabatina Jr., and State Representative Mike Driscoll (D-173). Various issues were discussed including HB 1829, Medicaid reimbursement rates, and the Older Adult Protective Services Act.

Lobby Day is a great opportunity to have to ensure the decision makers hear our voice on the issues that are important (vital) to Home Health Care. Deer Meadows Home Health recognizes the importance of advocating for individuals who are unable to advocate for themselves. It was a memorable experience.

Bernard Stepanski Veteran’s Library’s Dedication

On Friday May 11th Deer Meadows Home Health & Support Services (along with Deer Meadows Retirement Community) hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony to announce the grand opening of the Bernard Stepanski Veteran’s Library.

The library, which is named after long-time DMRC resident and United States Veteran Bernard Stepanski, houses many historical books of Bernard’s that were donated by his family.Some of the books date back to World War II. The library will serve as the meeting place for DMRC’s Veteran’s club, as well as a place for veterans to go and check out books and spend time.

Several local politicians were also in attendance to show their support. Among those in attendance were PA State Senator John P. Sabatina, PA State Representative John Taylor, and Darrion Shuford, the Chief of Staff for PA State Representative Jason Dawkins.

Following the ribbon cutting ceremony there was a reception with light refreshments in the Walton Conference Center where the Veterans History Project video of Mr. Stepanski was shown.

A fun time was had by all!

Deer Meadows Dedicates Library

The Bernard Stepanski Veteran’s Library celebrated its ribbon cutting last week.

Deer Meadows Retirement Community last Friday hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the grand opening of the Bernard Stepanski Veteran’s Library.

A reception followed, with Stepanski’s Veterans History Project video shown.

The library is on the fifth floor at Deer Meadows, 8301 Roosevelt Blvd.

Stepanski grew up in South Philadelphia and graduated from South Philadelphia High School. He was a World War II Army veteran who fought in the Battle of Manila in the Philippines. He was a resident of Deer Meadows when he died last October at age 92.

Stepanski and his family donated numerous books on history and war that are displayed in the library. The library also features pictures of Stepanski, a table, seating, American flags and flags for the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and POW-MIA.

State Sen. John Sabatina Jr. and state Rep. John Taylor were in attendance. Sabatina and an aide to state Rep. Jason Dawkins presented Deer Meadows with citations. ••

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the Bernard Stepanski Veteran’s Library

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the Bernard Stepanski Veteran’s Library

Deer Meadows Home Health and Support Services, LLC. (DMHHSS) and Deer Meadows Retirement Community (DMRC)

Deer Meadows Home Health and Support Services, LLC, (DMHHSS) and Deer Meadows Retirement Community (DMRC) announced the plans for the grand opening of the Stepanski Veteran’s Library.The Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the Bernard Stepanski Veteran’s Library will be on Friday, May 11, 2018 at 10:30 am in Deer Meadows Retirement Community, 5th Floor Veteran’s Library. A brief reception will be held in our Walton Conference Center following the ceremony. We plan to show Bernard Stepanski’s Veteran History Project video with beverages and snacks. We will have raffles with proceeds benefiting the Veteran Library and donations are accepted.

Bernard Stepanski

Bernard Stepanski was a World War II Army Veteran and a resident of Deer Meadows Retirement Community. Bernard participated in the battle of Manila in the Philippines Islands. Bernard and his family have donated many books on history and on all wars that are displayed in this library. This library is dedicated in his loving memory.

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

CMS established the Home Health Compare (HHC) website on<> 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

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 denoting DMHHSS a 5 Star Agency.

U.S. Congressman Dwight Evans at Brith Sholom: Getting Out to Vote

On February 20th, 2018 representatives from Deer Meadows Home Health & Support Services LLC. took part in a celebration of black history month at Brith Sholom Senior Residence.

U.S. Congressman Dwight Evans was in attendance and spoke to residents of the community about his story and the importance of getting out to vote.

Congressman Evans thanked members of the community for paving the way and building the foundations for individuals like himself. He also added that it’s everyday citizens that allow him to make such a profound impact on a local, state, and national level. 

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You Need Medical Care or Other Assistance and Want To Remain At Home. That’s Where We Come In.

Figuring out what health services fit best in your life can be a grueling feat to face. As life presents its many health-related challenges, getting quality heath care services is essential. However, the task of finding the best option for you—health-wise and financially speaking—is not something particularly fun. That’s why when it comes to Philadelphia home care, Deer Meadows Home Health and Support Services, LLC is the best! We are passionate about providing you with the greatest services that exclusively fit your needs.

When pursuing home health services, there are two routes you can go; it is all a matter of what best fits your needs.

If you, or a loved one, needs assistance with everyday activities—such as shopping, cooking, or bathing—then our Private Duty Homecare/Personal Care is the best option for you. Not only will our Certified Nursing Assistants or Home Health Aides provide the best support and services, but they will make life easier while proving to be great companions—and friends—to you or your loved ones.

If it is general medical services you or a loved one desire, or if your Primary Care Provider has determined you can benefit from skilled care without leaving home, then our Home Health Nursing and Therapy Services will best fit your situation. Our group of skilled professionals provide stellar medical services, ranging from physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, and managing chronic illnesses.

No matter what option works best for you—whether it be Home Health Services or Private Duty/Personal Care—our Philadelphia area home health professionals are here to what they do best: provide YOU with the highest quality of medical assistance.

Contact Us Today

If you would like more information on which services we can provide, or which areas we service, please call Deer Meadows Home Health and Support Services, LLC at 215-624-6038.

DEER MEADOWS HOME HEALTH & SUPPORT SERVICES, LLC, has created a two-minute infomercial that highlights our services. This infomercial feature will be part of a television program titled “AMERICAN HEALTH FRONT!” that will air in the Philadelphia Market on WTXF-TV FOX 29 on Sunday, December 17, 2017 @ approximately 5:30-6:00PM. This video will air directly after the Philadelphia Eagles vs New York Giants Football game and post-game show.

55+Thrive Lifestyle Conference

Sunday, November 19th, 2017 Deer Meadows Home Health and Support Services sponsored the Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Media Network, parent company of The Inquirer, Daily News and’s 55+Thrive Lifestyle Conference; a day of information, entertainment and resources for every boomer and beyond.

Deer Meadows, the number one rated Philadelphia Home Care provider, hosted a workshop called 1,2,3 Home care to discuss important topics in the home care industry. Included in the panelists was current resident, Len Barry, a Grammy nominated American vocalist, songwriter, and record producer, who spoke about how Deer Meadows nurses and therapists gave him his life back by rehabilitating him.

Deer Meadows Home Health and Support Services was Represented at 2017 Meet the Legislators Breakfast Hosted by Greater Northeast Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce

Stanley Rynkiewicz, RN, MSN, WCC, DWC, CCS, NHA, (DMHHSS Administrator) was in attendance to welcome our Elected Officials to Community College of Philadelphia Northeast Branch to network Northeast Philadelphia Business Leaders. It was an informal networking breakfast with your elected officials. Special thanks to Pam Henshall and Greater Northeast Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce for putting together an awesome event.

Elected Officials in attendance were:

Hon. Mayor Jim Kenney

Mr. Scott Heppard (rep. for Congressman Brendan Boyle)

Mr. Geoffrey Mock (rep. for Senator Bob Casey)

Senator John Sabatina

State Representative Martina White

State Representative Mike Driscoll

State Representative Jared Solomon

City Councilman Bobby Henon

City Councilwoman Cherelle Parker

Mr. Fred Hess (rep for City Councilman Al Taubenberger)

Commissioner Lisa Deeley