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Taking Care of Caregivers From a Social Workers Point of View

As a social worker and clinician, I've met a lot of caregivers who are stressed out, frustrated, and overwhelmed. Caregivers spend an average of 40.5 hours a week if they live with a loved one who needs care AND 24.4 hours if the loved one lives in another home. More than 96% of caregivers who provide complex care help provide activities of daily living such as shopping for food, dressing/undressing, providing technology, booking medical appointments, and the list goes on. Caregiving for a loved one can be rewarding, but it can also be stressful. With all that time being spent helping someone ...
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Wound Care Program - Deer Meadows Home Health

  Shawn Hanshew from the Deer Meadows Home Health marketing team has been promoting our wound care program to the medical community of Philadelphia and the surrounding counties of Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Bucks. Our clinical specialist team members are board-certified in Wound Care WCC, Diabetic Wound Care DWC, and are Ostomy Management Specialists OMS. We practice evidence-based and current standards of care, and work with physicians to customize an individual plan of care for the patient. We will achieve increased healing rates and decrease readmission's for patients. Sha...
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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...
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Deer Meadows Home Health Offering Clinical Services to Philadelphia Residents

This week starts a busy time over the next few weeks for the staff of Deer Meadows Home Health and Support Services(DMHHSS). Kate Liggins, Private Duty Manager has worked closely with Carla Fleming, the Manager of Special Programs for many PHA sites in the Philadelphia area to schedule events at 6 PHA housing sites in the Philadelphia area. Of the selected sites, 5 of these locations has never been visited by DMHHSS staff previously. This will be the selected locations first chance to receive 5-star care from one of Philadelphia's premier home care agencies. At these events participants will b...
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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 Hea...
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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...
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Bernard Stepanski Veteran’s Library's Dedication

Stepanski Library 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 lo...
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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 Vet...
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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 S...
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March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in the United States and the second leading cause of death from cancer. Colorectal cancer affects people in all racial and ethnic groups and is most often found in people age 50 and older. The good news? If everyone age 50 and older were screened regularly, 6 out of 10 deaths from colorectal cancer could be prevented. Communities, health professionals, and families can work together to encourage people to get screened. How can Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month make a difference? We can use this month to raise awareness about colorectal cancer a...
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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.  

February is American Heart Month

  Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. Every year, 1 in 4 deaths are caused by heart disease. The good news? Heart disease can often be prevented when people make healthy choices and manage their health conditions. Communities, health professionals, and families can work together to create opportunities for people to make healthier choices. Make a difference in your community: Spread the word about strategies for preventing heart disease and encourage people to live heart healthy lives. How can American Heart Month make a difference? We can u...
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We are on TV! Watch Our New Commercial Before It Airs. Let Us Know What You Think!

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 exc...
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Watch Our Video Reviews! We Have the Best Home Care In Philadelphia

On 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 Philly.com's 55+Thrive Lifestyle Conference; a day of information and an opportunity for those 55+ to enjoy a fun day at the Marriott. Deer Meadows, the only 5 star Philadelphia Home Care provider, hosted a workshop called 1,2,3's of Home care to discuss important topics in the home care industry. During the breakout session multiple individuals stood and spoke about Deer Meadows Home Health and Support Serv...
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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 Philly.com'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 p...
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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 J...
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With HomePAC at PHA for US Senator Bob Casey Fund Raiser

On Nov. 2, PHA's political action committee, HomePAC, hosted a fundraiser for US Senator Bob Casey at the PHA office. The HomePAC Board recognizes Sen. Casey's support of the home health industry, which includes his position as the ranking member of the Senate Aging Committee. Last week, Sen. Casey, along with 48 other Senators, signed an opposition letter to CMS about the Home Health Groupings Model that would change the proposed payment system, disrupting home health services and hurt the post-acute care industry. This along with advocacy efforts from PHA, the Council of State Home Care Asso...
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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 ...
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4th Annual Golden Life Senior Fair at Temple University

Deer Meadows Home Health and Support Services LLC. attended the 4th annual Golden Life Senior Fair at Temple University hosted by City Council President Darrell Clark. Also in attendance were State Representatives Donna Bullock and Emilio Vazquez (pictured below). Account Liaisons Matthew Mortka and Claudio Oronto-Pratt represented DMHHSS as they provided information for the seniors of the local community. Deer Meadows is proud to support the local politicians in their quest to provide information on the latest and greatest in Philadelphia Home Care services. For additional information call (2...
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See Len Barry at Inquirer's 55+Thrive Lifestyle Conference on Sunday, November 19, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Philadelphia Marriott Downtown Hotel - 1,2,3s of Home Health Panel Discussion Hear from Len Barry,  soul vocalist and artist of the #1 song, 1,2,3 in 1965 and recent patient of Deer Meadows Home Health and Support Services, LLC. He will talk about his personal rehabilitation story, which took place in the comfort of his home.  Len is no longer singing the blues thanks to their team of nurses, physical therapists, and home health aides.
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