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Deer Meadows Home Health and Support Services at the Courtyard Apartments

Courtyard Apartments Event
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 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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Advocacy in Action: HomePAC Member Discusses Homecare Issues with Lawmaker

Advocacy In Action
HomePAC Member Stanley Rynkiewicz, RN, MSN, WCC, DWC, CSS, NHA, Deer Meadows Home Health and Support Services recently met with State Rep. Vanessa Lowery Brown (D-Philadelphia) to discuss the challenges facing homecare providers in Pennsylvania. Contributors to HomePAC, PHA's political action committee, can attend fundraisers, meetings and other events with lawmakers to spend time with these key decision-makers and delve into the issues that impact our industry. PHA encourages all members to contribute to HomePAC to support the lawmakers who support homecare and hospice. Click here to contribu...
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Letter From the Pennsylvania Home Care Association’s CEO Vicki Hoak

Letter From PHCA CEO Vicki Hoak
Deer Meadowsreceived this letter from the Pennsylvania Home Care Association’s CEO Vicki Hoak. Once again Congratulation’s to the Deer Meadows Home Health and Support Services, LLC, office and clinician staff as your hard work and dedication is evidenced by our 5 Star Home Health Compare Rating. Keep up the great work!

Deer Meadows Home Health and Support Services Once Again Named 5 Star Agency!

Named OCS 5 Star Agency
The Pennsylvania Homecare Association is pleased to announce that member agency Deer Meadows Home Health & Support Services, LLC in Philadelphia has earned 5 stars from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) through a new rating system for home health care providers. The Home Health Compare data on Medicare's website was updated on 4/20/2016 and Deer Meadows Home Health and Support Services, LLC (DMHHSS) was once again rated as a 5 STAR agency.

Brith Shalom Event with Representative Vanessa Lowery Brown

Brith Shalom with Representative Vanessa Lowery Brown
  Deer Meadows Home Health & Support Services worked together with Representative Vanessa Lowery Brown to appreciate the Veteran's at the Brith Shalom Senior Apartments.

Deer Meadows Home Health and Support Services, LLC, awarded CHAP Accreditation

Community Health Accreditation Program
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania — 3/14/16— Community Health Accreditation Partner, Inc., (CHAP) announced today that Deer Meadows Home Health and Support Services, LLC, has been awarded CHAP Accreditation under the CHAP Core, Private Duty and Home Health Standards of Excellence. CHAP Accreditation demonstrates that Deer Meadows Home Health and Support Services, LLC, 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. Simply stated, adh...
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Medicare Stars Aim to Help Consumers Find Quality Home Health

When it comes to selecting a home health care agency, nurse Susan Sellechia, 34, says what matters most are compassion, education, and a drive to keep patients out of the hospital. Her patient at Deer Meadows Home Health and Support Services, Joan Hutchins, 84, who was treated for ulcers on her legs, agrees. "The nurses here have been very patient with me," said Hutchins. "I couldn't get any better care. In July, Medicare instituted a five-star rating system to help consumers compare and select agencies. Out of 9,000 agencies nationwide, only 239 received five stars, according to a Kaiser Heal...
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2015 OCS Home Care Elite Announced

2015 OCS Homecare Elite
A total of 76 agencies, more than 13% of Pennsylvania's 553 home health agencies, were named to the 2015 Home Care Elite, a compilation of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States developed by OCS Home Care by National Research Corporation. Now celebrating its 10th anniversary, Home Care Elite identifies the top 25% of Medicare-certified home health agencies and highlights the top 100 and 500 agencies overall. The list of Home Care Elite agencies is ranked by an analysis of performance measures in quality outcomes, process measure implementation and financial...
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Community Collaboration

Community Collaboration
Deer Meadows Home Health Care (DMHH), led by Administrator, Stanley Rynkiewicz, has been instrumental in ensuring a collaboration with District 1199C Training & Upgrading Fund. Initially, the original interest was to hire quality nurse aides for home-based clientele; however, the partnership has grown to DMHH hiring over 6 PYN Youth Nurse Aide student graduates, active participation in 1199C job fairs, and participation in industry partnership discussions. In addition, DMHH hosted 2 summer work-ready interns and successfully engaged them in healthcare administrative work over the course of...
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Medicare Star-System Comes to Home Health

Medicare Star System
Don Sapatkin, Inquirer Staff Writer Choosing a home health agency to care for your ailing mother or grandfather can be a challenge. To ease that task, Medicare has begun issuing ratings - from one to five stars - to home health agencies based on quality of patient care. Nearly half of the 9,000 Medicare-certified home health agencies nationwide got average scores (three or 3.5 stars). The quick summaries are based on far more detailed information the government has long collected and posts in searchable form at New Jersey and Pennsylvania each had among the highest proportion...
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We Achieve 5-STAR Quality Rating from Home Health Compare!

5 Star Reviews
Dear Stanley, I want to personally congratulate Deer Meadows Home Health and Support Services, LLC for achieving a 5-star quality rating on Home Health Compare. We at the Pennsylvania Homecare Association (PHA) commend your ongoing commitment to providing excellent quality care, as is evidenced from your jump from 4 stars to 5 stars in the last quarter, and are honored to represent you. Also included in the latest star ratings are the Home Health Patient Experience of Care Star Ratings, which summarize your agency’s performance in five areas of patient satisfaction. As you know, word-of-mouth ...
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Developing a Successful Program for Wound Care in the Home

Wound Care in the Home
Article appears in Nov/Dec 2014 issue of Wound Care Advisor, the Official Journal of the National Alliance of Wound Care and Ostomy By Stanley A. Rynkiewicz III, MSN, RN, WCC, DWC, CCS Developing a successful wound care program requires a strong commitment and a willingness to learn. Our experience with creating such a program at Deer Meadows Home Health and Support Services, LLC (DMHHSS), a nonprofit home-care facility in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, may help others build a similar wound care program and reap the rewards of a more confident staff as well as improved patient outcomes. Filling a...
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New Technology Aims to Keeps Local Seniors Independent Longer

Technology To Live Longer
Philadelphia, PA – Deer Meadows Home Health and Support Services, LLC announced today that they are partnering with Clear Care to implement new technology that aims to help local seniors live independently as long as possible. The comprehensive homecare system utilizes I Pads /tablets, smartphones, and the latest software technology to connect professional home care providers with everyone else involved in a client’s care (including seniors themselves and their family members). “I’m in this business because I believe that seniors should have quality companionship and care,” says Stanley Rynkie...
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Your Feet Could Be at Risk! Diabetic Foot Screening

Diabetic Foot Screening
Your Feet Could Be at Risk! FREE Diabetic Foot Screening Clinic Everyone Welcome! WHEN: Saturday May 17, 2014 8:30am - 12:00pm.WHERE: Reba Brown Senior Residence, 1450 South 50th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19143. Did you know that if you are diabetic, you should get your feet checked at least once a year? ​ A great turnout of people stopped by our free Diabetic Foot Screening Clinic to assess the risk of their feet. The clinic was staffed with nurses who are trained in wound & diabetic care. ​ We also checked blood sugar and provided everyone with educational advice, recommendation...
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Top 10 Reasons to Refer to a Home Health Provider

Home Care Provider
A referral to a home health provider should be considered if any of the following conditions are present and assuming the patient will have any difficulty safely leaving the home or it requires a taxing effort on the part of the patient or their family. Patient has a new diagnosis or an exacerbation of an existing chronic condition. Patient is at risk for falling due to balance, weakness, caregiver deficits, home safety concernsor new assistive devices. Patient has new or >3 prescription medications prescribed and has deficits that may impact medication compliance. Patient has no/limited/in...
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Featured Session Speakers at Wild on Wounds National Conference

Stanley Rynkiewicz III
Stanley A. Rynkiewicz III RN MSN WCC® DWC® CCS, Administrator at Deer Meadows Home Health, was inspired to coordinate a one day Wound Care Clinic in his home town of Philadelphia.  The event took place on May 11, 2013 with staff that included volunteer nurses, Wound Care Certified (WCC®) and Diabetic Wound Certified (DWC®) clinicians and co-sponsor Dr. John M. Fanelly DPM, a local podiatrist. The clinic was a huge success as close to 100 Philadelphians came from all over the community, ranging in age from 35-85 years. The knowledgeable staff were a welcome sight to those attending and the...
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