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

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  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 ...
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Bernard Stepanski Veteran’s Library's Dedication

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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 ...
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Stepanski Veteran’s Library Philadelphia Sports Memorabilia Raffle Fund Raiser!

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Help support our new Veteran's Library by buying a raffle ticket to win items like autographed helmets, jerseys and more! All proceeds will be used in upgrading the Stepanski Veteran's Library! Thanks! ​Time ​ ​Friday, May 4th - Thursday, May 10th until 1PM ​Location ​Raffle Drawing: Deer Meadows Home Health And Support Services. Friday, May 11th at 10:30am ​Tickets $20 Per Helmet Ticket, $10 Per 3 Package Tickets (Jersey, Photo, Football) Purchase Tickets Online Via PayPal Here! After you purchase your tickets and pay via PayPal, you will receive your ticket stub numbers via email. 

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the Bernard Stepanski Veteran’s Library

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

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

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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 ac...
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55+Thrive Lifestyle Conference

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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 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

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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 f...
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With HomePAC at PHA for US Senator Bob Casey Fund Raiser

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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 Associations, NAHC and other national providers and organizations lead CMS to say they are not finalizing the implementation of Home Health Groupings Model Home Health Final Rule on Nov. 1. Sen. Casey was...
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Deer Meadows Home Health and Support Services is RATED 5 Stars Again

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 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 pat...
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4th Annual Golden Life Senior Fair at Temple University

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 (215)-624-6038. 

See Len Barry at Inquirer's 55+Thrive Lifestyle Conference on Sunday, November 19, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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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 ...
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Deer Meadows Home Health and Support Services at State Representative John Taylor’s Senior Year Expo in Philadelphia

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Deer Meadows Home Health and Support Services, LLC was in attendance at State Representative John Taylor's senior year expo in Philadelphia, PA. Hundreds on seniors attended and was greeted by State Representative John and over 50 community organizations. Pictured with State Representative John Taylor are Account liaisons Claudia Oronto-Pratt and Matthew Mortka. Deer Meadows is proud to proud to support our State Representatives while informing seniors of the community about our services. Call us for more information! (215) 624-6038.

State Senator John Sabatina Jr.'s Senior Expo at the Pennsylvania Army National Guard Armory

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Our account liaison team Kate Liggins, Matthew Mortka, and Claudia Oronto-Pratt attended State Senator's John Sabatina Jr.'s senior expo today at the Pennsylvania Army National Guard Armory. Seniors from the 5th Senatorial Distract attended to meet Senator Sabatina and community organizations. Deer Meadows Home Health and Support Services, LLC provided senior residents with information about our services home health, nursing services, and assistance with personal care. The mission of Deer Meadows Home Health and Support Services, LLC of is to provide superior quality home health services to all citizen needing Philadelphia home care that optimize the ability of the persons served to maximize their independence, health, and wellness in their home. Call us today for more information (21...
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Len Barry Thanking The Best Home Care Agency in Philadelphia; Deer Meadows Home Health and Support Services

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Check out Len Barry – Philadelphia’s own Soul-Singer-Elite who wrote and sang the number one platinum classic “1-2-3”. It was one of the many hits he churned out both with the “Dovells” as lead singer and subsequently on his own. Len arrived at Deer Meadows immobile and disheartened to be a wheelcha...
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Annual Resident Carnival Sponsored by Deer Meadows Home Health and Support Services

Annual Resident Carnival - September 21, 2017
Deer Meadows Home Health and Support Services helped sponsor Deer Meadows Retirement Community's annual resident carnival. At our table all attendees had a chance to spin the wheel to win a prize. A good time was had by all. There was dancing, food and game playing. Stanley Rynkiewicz, Judy Zdunkiewicz and Matthew Mortka attended the carnival along with home health aides Heather Jones, Shemia Fulton, D'ana Bennet and Nadine Sanders who helped transport patients back and forth to their rooms.

To Move into the Future, We Must First Embrace the Past: Veterans History Project

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War is not a pretty ordeal. Most Americans are aware of this reality, but without keeping documents alive—pictures, firsthand reports, and other memorabilia—the grim reality of war, and the sacrifice that soldiers put forth to serve and protect our great country, may be lost in the dense fog of history. In order to avoid future generations losing track of the past, someone must search for, collect, and preserve the many accounts documented by soldiers who fought for this proud nation. Someone must protect these precious artifacts, just as the soldiers who held them protected our freedom. Without the latter, how will our children understand the past? Well, luckily for generations to come, on October 27 th , 2000, an organization sprouted up that dedicated itself to preserving and showcasing...
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At the State Capitol with the Pennsylvania Home Care Association (PHA)

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On Tuesday 6/13/17 , family caregivers from across the state joined Pennsylvania Home Care Association (PHA) at the state Capitol to unveil a PHA's new resource, Secrets No One Told You About Family Caregiving, a 48-page handbook featuring tips, tricks and helpful hints for family members who are caring for a loved one. They met with Pennsylvania's state lawmakers to share their personal stories about how care at home has helped themselves or their loved ones stay at home and the in the community, They also advocated for legislation to allow for presumptive eligibility for Medicaid homecare, legislation to protect seniors from abuse and neglect, and livable wages for the homecare aides that oftentimes are their lifelines. Deer Meadows Home Health and Support Services Clinical Director...
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5 Star CMS In-Home Care Celebration with State Representative Jason Dawkins

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 We are pleased to announce we have had a CMS Home Health Compare 5 Star party at Gallo's Seafood Restaurant located in Philadelphia which was attended by State Representative Jason Dawkins.
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