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Astin Home Care Wins Top Rated Local Business Award

ATLANTA, Ga. -- For their outstanding service throughout the years, Astin Home Care Agency has been honored with the prestigious 2019 Top Rated Local(R) award. Top Rated Local(R) is a highly distinctive award which certifies the excellence of local businesses which have maintained remarkable ratings and reviews on verified review sites online and ranks them based on their overall rating.

This enables consumers to confidently find top rated businesses or service providers in their area. In their case, Astin Home Care has been rated as one of the best non skilled home health care providers in Georgia, and the best in College Park area, with an average rating of 5.00 stars, which has earned them a rating score of 93.00.

"We are happy and humbled to receive this award because it shows our clients are highly satisfied with our services. We strive to provide superior care that keeps our clients and their loved ones healthy, happy, and connected. This recognition assures that Astin Home Care is indeed trustworthy and dependable and has proven its ability to provide in-home care services in the state of Georgia," said Michele Ellis-Williams, proud co-owner of Astin Home Care.

"Our goal is to continue delivering a service that no other home care agency provider can match, and we will continue using the feedback we get to improve our services and better serve our customers. We thank all our loyal clients, our employees, and everyone else who has made this possible."

For more information about this award, reader can visit https://www.topratedlocal.com/astin-home-care-reviews.

About Top Rated Local:

Top Rated Local(R) is a system that empowers both consumers and businesses by solving the widespread challenge of fake reviews, defamatory comments, and other acts of slanderous interferences from competition.

About Astin Home Care Agency:

Astin Home Care Agency is a non-medical home care provider based in Atlanta, Georgia, servicing the areas of Carroll, Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, Dekalb, Douglas, Fayette, Floyd, Fulton, Forsyth, Gwinnett, Hall, Henry, Pickens, Polk, and Rockdale since 2013.

The Agency has now expanded its services to Douglasville County and will be servicing the city of Douglasville and surrounding cities and towns.

Among the services offered by Astin include personal care services, light housekeeping, meal preparation, medication reminders, companionship, Alzheimer's and dementia care, stroke care, assistance with rehabilitative therapy, hospice support, non-medical transportation, and concierge services among other non-medical services.

Astin leads in the non-medical home care market in Georgia through innovative care practices and an exceptional commitment to caregiver training. For more information about Astin Home Care, visit https://www.astinhomecare.com/.

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Windward Life Care Celebrates 15 Years of Meeting Evolving Needs of San Diego’s Aging and Disabled Adults

SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- This month Windward Life Care(R) reached a milestone, celebrating 15 years of business. Since 2004, Windward Life Care has grown to be one of San Diego County's premier aging services firms, evolving alongside the rapidly transforming elder care landscape. Starting out with a handful of employees, Windward now employs over 150 office and caregiving staff, following its 2017 acquisition of Lifeline Care, and has served over 2,000 older and disabled adults.

The story of the company began 37 years ago in 1982 when Windward Life Care founder, Norman Hannay, MPS, CMC, first learned about the "integrated model of care" while working with geriatric care management expert B.J. Curry Spitler. In the integrated model, geriatric care managers directly supervise in-home caregivers to create optimal client outcomes. Hannay sought to expand the integrated model of care throughout the county and formed his own company in May 2004, first known as Elder Care Guides.

To reflect changes within the geriatric care management profession, the name was changed to Windward Life Care in 2016. Today, Hannay continues to serve as president of the company, which employs a team of social workers, registered nurses, certified care managers, and professional caregivers who work together to care for older and disabled adults throughout the county.

"Norman and I are proud to work with so many people who are as passionate as we are about caring for older and disabled people. I enjoy my daily interactions with our dedicated team of Aging Life Care Managers and home care aides, who continually strive to be the most compassionate and effective advocates they can be for our clients," stated Susan Valoff, LCSW, C-ASWCM, current vice president and part owner, with over 20 years of geriatric care expertise. "It brings me great pride to celebrate 15 years in business with our devoted employees, valued clients, and trusted business partners."

The home care and health care landscapes have transformed since 2004, particularly with the advent of California's Home Care Organization licensure in 2016. New technologies have become a big factor in how in-home care providers coordinate their efforts and communicate with families. Geriatric care managers are now known as Aging Life Care Professionals(R). But, for the most part, the challenges of aging remain the same: families are still spread out over long distances; dementia still poses tremendous challenges to those who live with the symptoms as well as those caring for them; and clients and families continue to need help navigating the complex health care and long-term care systems.

More and more U.S. families are learning the benefits of working with an Aging Life Care Professional who can help long-distance family caregivers have peace of mind and assist older or disabled adults with practical support in the location where they want to live. As members of the Aging Life Care Association, Windward Life Care's care managers specialize in dementia care, complex family situations, mental health issues, and helping clients age well with a sense of purpose and quality of life.

"Fostering the growth of Windward Life Care has enabled us to serve many more clients and families throughout the county, allowing many people to reach their goal of aging in place in their own homes," said Hannay. "We remain dedicated to helping our clients age well, honoring their individual goals, and supporting loved ones and involved professionals in making decisions that enhance the client's quality of life."

Windward Life Care continues to evolve as a local leader in elder care. The company plans to open a licensed home health agency to serve more medically complex clients and is embracing new technologies that elevate the quality of personalized care services.

For more information about Windward Life Care's services, Aging Life Care Professionals, or in-home caregiving, please visit https://windwardlifecare.com/.

Contact Info:
Julie Moore, Director of Business Development
info@windwardlifecare.com
619-450-4300
2045 1st Avenue, San Diego CA 92101

About Windward Life Care:
Windward Life Care is San Diego County's premier aging services firm providing Aging Life Care(TM) Management and expert in-home care. Windward's clinical staff are members of the Aging Life Care Association(R) and are experts in the eight Aging Life Care knowledge areas: health & disability; financial; housing; family; local resources; advocacy; legal; and crisis intervention. Windward's discerning recruitment and rigorous training sets it apart from other home care providers.

Each individual client has a personalized plan for aging well. The interdisciplinary professional team at Windward is comprised of leaders in the Aging Life Care Association, including registered nurses and master's level social workers. Their areas of expertise include dementia care, complex family situations, mental health issues, and helping clients age well with a sense of purpose and quality of life. The company's office is located at 2045 1st Avenue San Diego, CA 92101.

Connect with the company on social:
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/WindwardLifeCare
Twitter - https://twitter.com/WindwardLC
LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/windwardlifecare/

AGING LIFE CARE(TM) is a trademark of the Aging Life Care Association(R). Only ALCA Members are authorized to use this term to identify their services. AGING LIFE CARE PROFESSIONAL(R) is a trademark of the Aging Life Care Association. It is an indication of membership in ALCA, and only ALCA Members are authorized to use this term.

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A Day of Self Discovery and Soulful Inquiry for Care Providers

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Creative Aging Network-NC is excited to announce its 2019 Creative Aging Symposium: Building Creative Communities Across Generations coming up April 30 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Bell Campus in Greensboro, the event will be repeated on May 1 during the same hours at the Harris Conference Center in Charlotte.

With National Nursing Care Week just around the corner, many aging service leaders are seeking ways to recognize the significant contributions of their staff and express their appreciation. What better way to treat caregivers and activities staff than by giving them a day full of meaningful engagement to reconnect with their inner spirit and experience the joy of unfettered self-expression at the Symposium.

Sponsored by Southminster and funded in part by the North Carolina Arts Council, the Symposium, the event will provide valuable information about establishing, implementing and sustaining intergenerational programming in aging service communities.

Legendary Russian painter and art theorist Wassily Kandinsky (December 16, 1866-December 13, 1944) published Concerning the Spiritual in Art back in 1910. Writing about creative expression as an "internal necessity" that impels artists to create as a spiritual impulse and audiences to admire art as a spiritual hunger, Kandinksy noted, "That is beautiful which is produced by the inner need, which springs from the soul." The experiential sessions at the Symposium will help care providers discover, or rediscover their innate creativity and learn ways to incorporate it in their daily work.

The theme for the 2019 National Nursing Care Week is "Live Soulfully." In line with this theme, the Creative Aging Symposium will provide interactive sessions for healthcare staff to engage with their peers in more meaningful and authentic ways. They will learn how these creative sessions can be replicated in their own communities to build stronger care teams and improve the overall well-being of the older adults they serve. They will also learn how creative self-expression builds confidence, increases social connection and strengthens communities in powerful ways.

Registration is just $35! For more information or to register visit http://www.can-nc.org/creative-aging-symposium/.

You may also contact Lia Miller at lia@can-nc.org or 336-253-0856 (email preferred).

About Creative Aging Network-NC (CAN-NC):

A North Carolina nonprofit, CAN-NC works to enhance the well-being of older people through creative arts programming, education, and training. They offer programming in visual, performing and literary arts, and provide services for artists and healthcare professionals including on-site training, personalized consultations, educational workshops, and interactive presentations. Learn more at: http://can-nc.org/.

Twitter: @CreativeAgingNC #CreativeAgingSymposium #CareProviders

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Keep Our Seniors Safe Act Passes Senate Committee – Portantino’s SB 172

SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- Consumer Advocates for RCFE Reform (CARR) announces its collaboration and partnership with California State Senator Anthony Portantino (D, SD 25) in the drafting of Senate Bill 172 Firearms, enhancing safe storage protections for the two most vulnerable populations in our society: the elderly and children.

Testimony on the bill was received by the Senate Committee on Public Safety during a hearing on 2 April. The bill moved out of committee with a 6-0 vote (Morrell abstaining); it now moves to Senate Appropriations before being sent to the Assembly.

CARR partnered with Senator Portantino's office to draft the bill's provisions requiring secure firearm storage in assisted living facilities - the Keep Our Seniors Safe Act. An estimated 70 percent of assisted living residents are diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease or related dementias, yet California law neither defines nor mandates safe storage of firearms, ammunition or other dangerous weapons in assisted living facilities. The state's regulatory agency, Department of Social Services, Community Care Licensing Division, also does not track the number of facilities allowing firearms. If enacted, this legislation would close these statutory gaps.

SB 172 also expands California's existing Child Access Prevention (CAP) laws creates new crimes for failures to properly secure firearms. CAP laws have been shown to be effective at reducing suicides and unintentional firearm deaths and injuries of children, citing a study of twelve states' where unintentional firearms deaths fell by 23 percent.

About CARR:
Consumer Advocates for RCFE Reform (CARR) is a San Diego-based 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization promoting transparency and accountability for consumers using assisted living services, and specializing in public document research on assisted living facilities, and the state's oversight of the industry. Learn more: https://rcfereform.org/

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Integrity Home Care + Hospice Today Opens Doors of Fort Scott Location

FORT SCOTT, Kan. -- Integrity Home Care + Hospice today announces the opening of its Fort Scott location, offering quality post-acute care and hospice throughout the region. The home health and hospice provider is at 902 South Horton Street, where it will provide acute rehabilitation and hospice services.

"Families with a loved one facing a serious, life-limiting illness or extensive rehabilitation will want and need to know that quality services are available," says Amy Ford, vice president of operations for certified services at Integrity.

Integrity Home Care + Hospice is a faith-based, privately held leader in quality, post-acute health care. Committed to quality patient and family experiences wherever people call home, the healthcare provider offers a comprehensive range of compassionate, client-centered home care, hospice, and home health rehabilitation services in Missouri and Kansas.

"People in this community can feel secure knowing they have a provider who is committed to meeting their home health and hospice needs," says Ford.

Integrity's partners in Bourbon and Crawford counties and surrounding areas include forward-thinking regional providers which meet the needs of patients who wish to remain in their home during times of serious, life altering illness or at end of life.

Due to an aging population the knowledge that family members can get the post-acute care they need is now critically important to the region.

"Our goal is to keep patients safe. By providing quality care, we can keep them out of the hospital so they can remain wherever they call home," she says.

Individuals who have exhausted acute treatment options may struggle with their care plan after being told there's nothing else doctors can do. When that time comes, Integrity's team works closely with patients and families to develop a plan of care which helps them to meet their goals.

"When it's time to ask for help, they can receive it right here at home," Ford says.

Working side by side with caregivers, Integrity addresses challenges in managing chronic and serious illness, facing problems head-on, and customizing solutions for issues faced by each patient in the community they serve.

"Working together, we ensure each person maintains the quality of life they want and deserve," she says.

Integrity Home Care + Hospice is located at 902 South Horton Street. For more information on hospice, call (620) 223-1191, or to explore home health options, call (620) 223-1195.

About Integrity Home Care and Hospice:

Integrity Home Care and Hospice - https://www.integrityhc.com/ - is a faith-based, privately held leader in quality, post-acute health care in Missouri and Kansas. Integrity offers a comprehensive range of compassionate, client-centered home care, hospice, and home health rehabilitation services. We partner with forward-thinking regional providers to ensure the future of health care resides at home.

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Caregivers Will Be Honored as ‘Saints’ in New Orleans ‘Gift Bag Assembly’ Event, Organized by ACSIA Partners

NEW ORLEANS, La. -- While the New Orleans Saints give their all on the football field, caregivers give their all in sickrooms, bedrooms, and care centers. They are also "saints." They will be honored for their devotion in a "Caregiver Gift Bag Assembly & Giveaway" event, 4 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, January 19, at Sheraton New Orleans Hotel, New Orleans. Organized by ACSIA Partners, the event will include representatives from a dozen care-related organizations.

During the event, the representatives will participate in a hands-on project while mingling with their peers. They will fill 300 care bags with items ranging from hand sanitizer and tissues to snacks and reading matter.

"The idea is to provide pick-up-and-go items caregivers might need in an emergency," says Denise Gott, CEO of ACSIA Partners, the national long-term care insurance agency. "Just as important, we want to let caregivers know someone is thinking of them and appreciates them."

Also included in the event will be uplifting talks on the importance of caregiving, by three leaders of care organizations:
* Liezette Felicione, Corporate Director of Business Development, Brookdale Senior Living: "Those who care for loved ones often sacrifice their own needs. The items in these bags will provide comfort, hope, and a little rejuvenation."

* John Schall, CEO, Caregiver Action Network: "In the past, we have provided gift bags to thousands of family caregivers ... and they're really thankful. One woman said she had to take her husband to the hospital twice, and the items were a life-saver."

* Tafa Jefferson, CEO, Amada Senior Care: "Caregivers tending to the homebound and those in community settings should be heralded as heroes. In many cases they have no voice, and should be recognized for their noble calling. We're proud to play a small role in recognizing these amazing individuals."

At the end of the event, 250 bags will be presented to Kingsley Adult Day Care of New Orleans, for them to distribute within their services. The center provides seniors and medically fragile adults with a hospitable and comfortable environment (up to 8 hours each week day) while caregivers take care of their responsibilities. The gift bags will acknowledge the vital role the caregivers play.

The center's Director of Adult Services, Jessica Boykin, will be on hand to say a few words and accept the bags.

The rest of the bags will be presented to Care Action Network of Washington, D.C., for selective distribution nationally.

Items for the gift bags will be provided by Mutual of Omaha, Transamerica, OneAmerica, Genworth, LifeSecure, Brighthouse Financial, Amada Senior Care, and Securian Financial. Representatives from these organizations will attend to present their donations.

Members of the media are invited.

About ACSIA Partners LLC:

ACSIA is one of America's largest and most experienced long-term care insurance agencies serving all states. More than 100 of their agents and staff will be on hand to support the gift bag effort.

Learn more at: https://www.acsiapartners.com/.

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Healthcare Tech Outlook Names Delta Care Rx a Top 10 Pharmacy Management Solution Provider

FREMONT, Calif. -- Delta Care Rx, a leading pharmaceutical innovator in end of life care, has been named one of the "Top 10 Pharmacy Management Solution Providers of 2018," according to Healthcare Tech Outlook, a digital and print magazine publication of Valley Media, Inc.

The "Top 10" award was published online March 27, as well as in a Special Issue print edition on April 5, with Delta Care Rx Founder, President, and COO Drew Mihalyo on its cover. Mihalyo, known for his commitment to technological innovation providing unique programs for hospice customers exclusively offered by Delta Care Rx, is quick to share the credit for the company's success.

"This recognition is a testament to the strength and commitment of the entire Delta Care Rx team," says Mihalyo. "We work together, both within Delta and with our integration partners, to ensure prompt attention and great sensitivity to meet each patient's needs related to pain and symptom management."

The in-depth feature article, "Delta Care Rx: Enhancing the End of Life Care Experience," states that the company "sets the industry benchmark in pharmaceutical benefits management in end of life care," fulfilling its mission of transparency and commitment to quality of care at every level of the organization. In addition to providing benefit management or mail order pharmacy to clients, Delta Care Rx offers a range of cutting edge telemedicine solutions designed to simplify workflow and ordering processes and improve quality of care. The article places these within the context of the broader pharmaceutical and end of life care industries.

"We take pride in honoring Delta Care Rx for offering innovative solutions that are revolutionizing the way hospice and palliative care providers are served in the Pharmacy Management arena," said Alex D'Souza, managing editor of Healthcare Tech Outlook.

With the announcement, Delta Care Rx joins an elite group of pharmacy management solutions providers known to provide innovative technologies which ultimately enhance clinical efficiency and dramatically reduce costs for hospice organizations. The magazine's editorial board independently applied a set of criteria to a broad selection of pharmacy management firms, then narrowed the designation to the Top 10 listing.

Delta Care Rx - http://www.deltacarerx.com/ - transforms and improves the hospice pharmacy industry through business transparency, innovation, extreme customer service, and the maintenance of vital community pharmacy relationships.

About Delta Care Rx:

As a pharmacist owned, privately held provider, Delta Care Rx - http://www.deltacarerx.com - sets the industry benchmark for pharmacy benefit management, creative prescription mail order, on-demand pharmacist services, and hospice tailored e-Prescribing. Additionally, Delta Care Rx offers electronic tools, including cutting-edge telemedicine technology, to improve the quality of palliative patient care during serious illness or at end of life and simplifies essential workflow/ordering processes within hospice settings.

About Healthcare Tech Outlook:

Published from Fremont, California, Healthcare Tech Outlook is a print magazine, which features CIOs, ITVPs, CTOs, and other decision makers sharing their insights and perspective on healthcare industry. A panel of experts, technology leaders and board members of Healthcare Tech Outlook magazine has finalized the "Top 10 Pharmacy Management Solution Providers 2018" and shortlisted the best vendors and consultants in the healthcare industry. For more info, visit: https://www.healthcaretechoutlook.com/.

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Adapt by Delta Care Rx Debuts a Shared Patient-Clinician Palliative Care Experience Powered by TapCloud

PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- The simple touch of a finger sparks the newest innovation in the quest for quality, responsive patient-centered care. Adapt by Delta Care Rx, an advanced disease management and therapeutics solution, debuts a patient-clinician communication interface powered by TapCloud, a leading provider of real time patient generated health data.

Using a provided application, patients with serious, life altering illness will communicate symptoms and experiences directly to their care providers in real time.

"Clinicians using the Adapt dashboard will now enjoy unprecedented ability to maximize the benefits of care to the patient while enhancing efficiency and lowering costs," says Drew Mihalyo, founder, president and COO of Delta Care Rx. "The Adapt solution powered by TapCloud supports the 'triple aim' objective to which palliative care providers aspire."

Too, the partnership marks the first time that the pharmacist is fully integrated into patient-centered palliative care team conversations, say experts. Now, pharmacists can work side by side with colleagues across the care continuum, ensuring each patient's optimum quality of life.

"The entire team is aided by a dramatic increase of patient information available to them," says Mihalyo.

In less than one minute per day, patients can access the secure Adapt application from any internet connected digital device, including smart phones and tablets. With a simple touch of a finger, the patient chooses from a range of words selected specifically for his or her diagnosis and medications to report current symptoms or feelings in natural language, not medical terminology.

"We offer each person easy access to their professional caregivers, as well as the ability to share information in ways that are clinically relevant and easy to use," says Tom Riley, CEO of TapCloud and the platform's creator.

Conversely, clinicians and pharmacists who make up the care team will be able to quickly assess whether a patient feels better or worse, gauge the effectiveness of medication or treatments, check vital signs, or identify the onset of complications.

"Previously, the patient and family's ability to recognize, remember, and report key information about what happens between clinical visits has been limited," says Riley. "Now we are able, with the use of one simple tool, to amplify the voice of the patient and bring it to the front and center of care."

Clinicians using Adapt by Delta Care Rx will now see the TapCloud dashboards within the secure portal. Visual depictions of the data reported by each patient makes it possible to rapidly interpret key insights, assess well-being, spot developing complications or determine medication side-effects. Established protocols will dictate whether a patient needs to be seen, requires a home health visit, or needs a medication adjustment.

As a member of the palliative care team, the Delta Care Rx pharmacist provides 24 hour on-call services seven days per week. Within the scope of the clinical conversation, the pharmacist will be able to make notes for care team nurses and physicians that include medication alternatives, questions, or guidance tailored for each patient.

"Bringing pharmacist expertise into the team's discussion offers a significant enhancement to care," Mihalyo says. "With this model, we have the ability to see the total picture of patient care."

Delta Care Rx is a leading sponsor for the annual American Association of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, or AAHPM, Conference, April 14-16, in Boston, Mass. Attendees will network with peers in hospice and palliative care organizations from across the nation, while simultaneously learning from a broad variety of industry experts and thought leaders. Delta Care Rx President and COO Drew Mihalyo, PharmD, will be featured in a Showcase Theater, titled "What Telemedicine Can Do for YOUR Organization," with TapCloud's Tom Riley, CEO, on Friday, March 16.

Delta Care Rx partners with telemedicine innovators like TapCloud, to provide its clients with easy to use, innovative interfaces. These include Adapt by Delta Care Rx and powered by TapCloud, as well as HIPAA compliant, secure video conferencing and virtual patient engagement.

About Delta Care Rx:

Delta Care Rx - http://www.deltacarerx.com - transforms and improves the hospice pharmacy industry through business transparency, innovation, extreme customer service, and the maintenance of vital community pharmacy relationships. As a pharmacist owned, privately held provider, Delta Care Rx sets the industry benchmark for pharmacy benefit management, creative prescription mail order, on-demand pharmacist services, and hospice tailored e-Prescribing. Additionally, Delta Care Rx offers electronic tools, including cutting-edge telemedicine technology to improve the quality of palliative patient care during serious illness or at end of life, and simplifies essential workflow/ordering processes within hospice settings.

About Tap Cloud:

TapCloud - http://www.tapcloud.com/ - allows patients and providers to communicate in ways that improve the doctor-patient relationship, focus clinicians on patients that need the most attention, and ensure that the patients who require services receive those in a timely manner that maximizes health benefits, improves quality of life, and minimizes expenditures of health resources.

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Delta Care Rx Now Interfaces with HEALTHCAREfirst Electronic Health Records

PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- Delta Care Rx, a leading pharmaceutical innovator in end of life care, announces an exciting interface with HEALTHCAREfirst, a leading provider of web-based home health and hospice software, billing and coding services, Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems, or CAHPS, Surveys and advanced analytics.

The partnership enables Delta Care Rx Hospice pharmacy solutions to interface effortlessly with the HEALTHCAREfirst comprehensive electronic health records, or EHR, systems, including firstHOSPICE and firstHOMECARE.

"Delta Care Rx enjoys a growing segment of users within our customer base," says J. Kevin Porter, CEO of HEALTHCAREfirst, citing a recent, internal survey of clients. "This partnership strategically provides the interface those hospice clients need to create greater ease in workflow."

Thanks to the interface, slated for early April, clinicians will be able to enhance workflow efficiency from a single point of demographic data entry in the EHR, which will then flow electronically to Delta Care Rx.

For example, when a nurse inputs patient information into the HEALTHCAREfirst EHR, it appears in Delta Care Rx's e-tools automatically. The automatic transfer of vital information saves valuable time, reduces error, and improves patient care by reducing the effort required to ensure patients receive medications needed for quality outcomes.

In the future, a pharmaceutical interface will make it possible to order medications directly from the EHR. Users will also have the option of utilizing Delta Care Rx's user-friendly durable medical equipment (DME) management software and provider network. Again, as patient demographic information proves readily available in the e-tools software suite, there's no task repetition. Delta Care Rx pharmacy and DME orders can be placed from any digital device, including smart phones. There is no additional cost to HEALTHCAREfirst users who choose to add this interface.

"Managing pharmacy, alongside DME inside the same platform, definitely saves time and capital," says Drew Mihalyo, president and COO at Delta Care Rx. "This interface saves duplication of labor across the board for clients who already use a very powerful product via HEALTHCAREfirst."

Delta Care Rx partners with EHR vendors, like HEALTHCAREfirst, within the hospice industry to provide EHR clients with easy to use, innovative interfaces to enhance clinical efficiency and reduce operating costs.

About Delta Care Rx:

Delta Care Rx - http://www.deltacarerx.com - transforms and improves the hospice pharmacy industry through business transparency, innovation, extreme customer service, and the maintenance of vital community pharmacy relationships. As a pharmacist owned, privately held provider, Delta Care Rx sets the industry benchmark for pharmacy benefit management, creative prescription mail order, on-demand pharmacist services, and hospice tailored e-Prescribing. Additionally, Delta Care Rx offers electronic tools, including cutting-edge telemedicine technology to improve the quality of palliative patient care during serious illness or at end of life, and simplifies essential workflow/ordering processes within hospice settings.

About HEALTHCAREfirst:

HEALTHCAREfirst - http://www.healthcarefirst.com/ - provides web-based technologies and services to improve business and clinical operations for over four thousand home health and hospice providers across the United States. Based in Springfield, MO, and one of the fastest growing providers of its kind, the company provides, in any combination, agency and clinical management software; outsourced revenue cycle management services including billing, coding and home health Outcome and Assessment Information Set, or OASIS, Review; CAHPS surveys; and advanced analytics. HEALTHCAREfirst's breadth of solutions offers agencies a single source to improve patient care, create operational efficiencies, increase profitability and simplify CMS compliance. With HEALTHCAREfirst, agencies can focus on patients instead of paperwork.

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Medical Care Alert Named to University of Florida’s Gator100 List of Fastest Growing Companies for Second Year

NORTHVILLE, Mich. -- Medical Care Alert, a leading provider of medical alert systems to senior citizens nationwide, has been named to the University of Florida's 2018 Gator100 list of fastest growing alumni companies for the second year in a row. "Being named a Gator100 company two years in a row is a great honor," said Bryan Stapp, President of Medical Care Alert. "With so many of our clients living in Florida, this award holds special significance for us."

Medical Care Alert, the only Michigan-based company to receive the award, was ranked number 68 on the Gator100 list (up from number 88 in 2017) with a three-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 34.27 percent. Results were compiled and certified by Ernst & Young.

"The Gator100 honors UF alumni from across the university who are founding and growing amazing companies around the country," said Kent Fuchs, president of the University of Florida. "It's an incredible affirmation of the innovative and entrepreneurial spirit of the Gator Nation."

Stapp attributed the company's growth to the popularity of its HOME & AWAY line of GPS-enabled mobile medical alert systems. He also noted the company's focus on customer service with an A+ Better Business Bureau (BBB) rating, five consecutive years of Angie's List Super Service Awards, and the Central Station Of The Year award given to Medical Care Alert's monitoring center by industry group CSAA in 2016.

About Medical Care Alert:
Medical Care Alert helps seniors live independently in their own homes with its award-winning "Help At The Press Of A Button" monitoring service. Company offers medical alert systems for every lifestyle, including mobile medical alert systems with GPS, and automatic fall detection technology. Medical alert systems are available with no long term commitment, for around a dollar a day. Medical Care Alert's systems are monitored 24/7 by EMT/EMD-Certified operators based in the United States. Learn more at https://www.medicalcarealert.com/.

Sponsored by the UF Alumni Association, in partnership with the UF Entrepreneurship & Innovation Center, the Gator100 recognizes the 100 fastest-growing businesses owned or led by UF alumni. Ernst & Young calculated each company's compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) over the past three years to generate the ranking.

Learn more about the Gator100 at: https://gator100.ufl.edu/home

@MedicalCareAlrt #Gator100

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