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Occupational Therapy Month: Let Us Recognize #OccupationalTherapyMonth!

Every year since 1980, the medical community sets aside an entire month to recognize a very special group of physicians. The month of April is a time for us to rightfully express our thanks to this group of medical professionals; a group of professionals who dedicate their own lives in aiding people back to a healthy life. Without these dedicated professionals, the medical world would truly be at a loss. So, for this annual Occupational Therapy Month, we would like to join the celebration, and share our gratitude with this outstanding group of health care providers. Occupational therapists hav...
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Philadelphia: Working Together Networking Breakfast

Keynote Speaker: Michael J. Stack III, Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania Greater Northeast Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce brought together Philadelphia’s International Chambers of Commerce and business organizations as we welcome Lieutenant Governor Mike Stack. The Lt. Governor will speak about what is in store for 2017. After the event, Deer Meadows Home Health and Support Services, LLC’s (DMHHSS) Administrator Stanley Rynkiewicz spoke with Lieutenant Governor Michael J Stack III discussing home health care, changes in managed Long Term Support Services, (MLTSS), and the future of home he...
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New Home Health Rules Should Help Patients But Will They Be Delayed?

by Judith Graham , Kaiser Health News Home health agencies will be required to become more responsive to patients and their caregivers under the first major overhaul of rules governing these organizations in almost 30 years. The  federal regulations , published last month, specify the conditions under which 12,600 home health agencies can participate in Medicare and Medicaid, serving more than 5 million seniors and younger adults with disabilities through these government programs. *Home health care provides at-home services to people coming out of a hospital or rehab facility as part of ...
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We Were Again Rated CMS 5-Stars in Philadelphia Home Care!

We have made the Pennsylvania Homecare Association proud again this year, as Deer Meadows Home Health & Support Services, LLC claims yet another 5 Star Rating from the CMS (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services)! We are honored to accept this achievement, and will continue to provide quality, convenient, and affordable healthcare for all our patients; we expect to get 5 Stars every year! Now, if you are asking yourself, “What do these 5 stars represent? Why the accomplishment?” Well, allow us to elaborate what it takes to get this top rank from CMS. It takes a lot of dedication and ...
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ACO (Accountable Care Organization), What’s That?

The ACA (Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act) sought out to implement innovation into the medical world. Their plan was to create an improved quality of safe healthcare, while also managing to reduce costs for Medicare patients. In the beginning of 2012, the ACA accomplished their goal, and organized the ACO. ACO (Accountable Care Organization) represents an organization of medical professionals, hospitals, and other healthcare providers. These men, women, and institutions, have voluntarily joined together to assure that health care patients get the quality treatment they deserve in a t...
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2016 Meet the Legislators Breakfast

Confirmed officials as of Nov. 15 include: Congressman Brendan Boyle Councilman Bobby Henon Commissioner Lisa M. Deeley District Attorney Seth Williams City Controller Alan Butkovitz Sen. John Sabatina Rep. John Taylor Rep. Mike Driscoll Rep. Ed Neilson Rep. Jared Solomon Lou Feinberg attending on behalf of Councilman Al Taubenberger Frank Iannuzzi attending on behalf of Councilman Derek Green Philip Innamorato attending on behalf of US Senator Pat Toomey

Stanley Rynkiewicz Meeting with State Representative Donna Bullock

On November 2, 2016, Stanley Rynkiewicz, RN, MSN, WCC, DWC, CCS, NHA Administrator, Deer Meadows Home Health and Support Services, LLC (DMHHSS) met with STATE REPRESENTATIVE DONNA BULLOCK in Philadelphia. During this time STATE REPRESENTATIVE DONNA BULLOCK 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. DONNA BULLOCK is a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives from the 195th Legislative District, United States, since 201...
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Stanley Rynkiewicz Meeting with State Representative Jason Dawkins

On November 1, 2016, Stanley Rynkiewicz, RN, MSN, WCC, DWC, CCS, NHA Administrator, Deer Meadows Home Health and Support Services, LLC (DMHHSS) met with STATE REPRESENTATIVE JASON DAWKINS in Philadelphia. During this time STATE REPRESENTATIVE JASON DAWKINS 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. JASON DAWKINS is a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives from the 179th Legislative District, United States, since 201...
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Stanley Rynkiewicz Meeting with State Representative Angel Cruz

On November 1, 2016, Stanley Rynkiewicz, RN, MSN, WCC, DWC, CCS, NHA Administrator, Deer Meadows Home Health and Support Services, LLC (DMHHSS) met with STATE REPRESENTATIVE ANGEL CRUZ in Philadelphia. During this time STATE REPRESENTATIVE ANGEL CRUZ learned about our 5 Star CMS Home Health Compare rated agency. We also a something in common which was we both attended and graduated from North East Catholic High School in Philadelphia. 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. Angel Cruz is ...
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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...
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State Representative John J. Taylor Accompanied Home Care Nurses on a Visit to a Northeast Philadelphia Patient

On October 12, 2016 STATE REPRESENTATIVE JOHN J. TAYLOR accompanied Deer Meadows Home Health and Support Services, LLC staff on an in home visit in Northeast Philadelphia. Following the home visit STATE REPRESENTATIVE JOHN J. TAYLOR visited Deer Meadows Home Health and Support Services, LLC (DMHHSS) to learn about our 5 Star CMS Home Health Compare rated agency and to take a tour of our office. We then went to our conference room to discuss home health care, changes in managed Long Term Support Services, (MLTSS), and the future of home health care in the State of PA. John J. Taylor is a m...
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State Senator John P. Sabatina Jr Visits a Home Care Patient with Our Nurses in Northeast Philadelphia

  State Senator John P. Sabatina, Jr. on October 4, 2016 accompanied Deer Meadows Home Health and Support Services, LLC  staff on an in home visit in Northeast Philadelphia. We went to visit Deer Meadows Home Health and Support Services patient, Josephine Skoczylas, in her home to observe a registered nurse and certified nursing assistant home visit. Present in Josephine's home for visit were: Stanley Rynkiewicz, RN, MSN, WCC, DWC, CCS, NHA Administrator Deer Meadows Home Health and Support Services, PA State Senator John P. Sabatina, Jr., Ryan Mulvey, Senator Sabatina...
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Home Health Compare 5 Star Rating Celebration at Gallo's Seafood Restaurant in Philadelphia

We would like to thank everyone who made it out to our Home Health Compare 5 Star Rating Celebration at Gallo's Seafood on September 15th. We are extremely excited about being named Philadelphia's 5 Star Rated Home Care agency. 

Library of Congress Veterans History Project

Deer Meadows Home Health and Support Services will be collaborating with the Library of Congress on a Veterans History Project. We are working with Brith Sholom Senior Apartments and the veterans that reside there who would like to participate. Our plan is to record the oral history through interview of the resident veterans of Brith Sholom Senior Apartments. Once the oral history is recorded, it will take 4-6 months max to get everything digitized and uploaded on the LOG website and the veterans will have their own personal profile. We will be preserving original documents, pictures, and meda...
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2016 "Wild On Wounds" Conference - Rio Hotel, Las Vegas

As the Wound Care Education Institute (WCEI) states on their websitehttp://www.wcei.net, "Wild on Wounds℠ (WOW) is the national wound conference designed for healthcare professionals that are interested in enhancing their knowledge in skin and wound management. Clinicians come from all over the US to see, touch and participate in our hands-on workshops. They also learn about all the new and advanced wound care treatments and technologies to better help care for their patients. At WOW one of the most important sessions is the Buzz Report is where you'll find out what's hot in wound care, includ...
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Deer Meadows at Klein Jewish Community.

Deer Meadows attended an event for seniors, hosted by the Philadelphia Police Department, at the Klein Jewish Community. We talked with Keystone VIP, PGW, The Senior Law Center, and Healing Hand Home and Hospice Care.

State Senator John P. Sabatina, Jr. visits Deer Meadows Home Health and Support Services

State Senator John P. Sabatina, Jr. on August 2, 2016 visited Deer Meadows Home Health and Support Services, LLC (DMHHSS) to learn about our 5 Star CMS Home Health Compare rated agency and to take a tour of our office. We then went to our conference room to discuss home health care, changes in managed Long Term Support Services, (MLTSS), the future of home health care in the State of PA and Bringing the Vote Home. The attendees of this meeting were: Stanley Rynkiewicz, RN, MSN, WCC, DWC, CCS, NHA Administrator DMHHSS, PA State Senator John P. Sabatina, Jr., Ryan Mulvey, Senator Sabatina's Chie...
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Deer Meadows Home Health and Support Services at the Courtyard Apartments

Deer Meadows Home Health and Support Services in Philadelphia, along with Health Partners Insurance and Keystone VIP, has recently attended an event at the Courtyard Apartments where we provided information about our services to the community. There were fire trucks, music and food. It was an enjoyable time for all involved.

Deer Meadows Attends Veteran's Fair Event

  Deer Meadows Home Health and Support Services, along with other vendors, home care agencies, congressmen, senior living, counseling centers, and legal representatives for veteran's benefits recently attended the Veteran's Fair event at Brith Sholom Senior Residency.

Incredible Letter from a Patients Family

We received a personal letter from one of our patients family members today and would like to share it with everyone. Good job Margaret! Dear Ms. Dudley, I'm writing to tell you how incredibly grateful I am to Margaret, the occupational therapist who helped my mother get back on track after a very severe shoulder injury. My mother's name is Louise, and she lives in Room 407 at Deer Meadows. As soon as my mother got back from the hospital, I received a call from Margaret, who had immediately intuited that it would require a special effort to make a connection with my mother. My mother suffered ...
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