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AAG to sponsor Caregiver awards

June 9, 2022HME News Staff

IRVINE, Calif. – American Advisors Group (AAG), a national leader in home equity solutions, will sponsor the 2022 Home Care Association of America (HCAOA) Caregiver of the Year Award, which honors in-home caregivers for their dedication in caring for seniors, people with disabilities and children with complex medical conditions in their own homes. "Our home care aides make it possible for seniors and people with disabilities to live safely in their homes and communities, keeping families together...

American Advisors Group (AAG), Caregiver, Home Care Association of America

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Caregivers likely to invest in connected health, according to research

August 30, 2021HME News Staff

DALLAS – Seventy-three percent of caregivers are likely to buy an independent living solution for their loved one, according to new research from Parks Associates. Among those caregivers, 28% are planning to acquire a smart watch, 25% a PERS solution, 25% a professionally installed home sensor system and 22% a smart speaker/display solution. “Smartphones and connected smart devices hold the potential to transform health care for millions in America and billions around the globe,”...

Caregiver, Connected Health, PERS

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Be a champion for your patients, caregivers

September 1, 2016Guest Commentary

Readers of HME News already know the statistics: The number of people with chronic care needs who wish to age at home will soon exceed the number of caregivers available to help. This has far-reaching implications for HME companies who have labored for years under restrictive Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance coverage determinations. HME reimbursement has been limited by the priorities of a health system pre-occupied with acute care interventions. “Medical necessity,” an acute...

Aging in Place, Caregiver

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On the Editor's Desk

Be the hero

January 20, 2016Liz Beaulieu, Editor

How many of you HME providers find yourselves interacting more with caregivers than the actual users of your equipment and services? Do you know what these caregivers, who aren't growing in numbers fast enough, need most? That's what I was thinking about as I was reading AARP's recently released report “Caregiving Innovation Frontiers: A universal need, a growing opportunity—leveraging technology to transform the future.” Here's how AARP sets the stage for its report, which it put...

Caregiver, Home Health Technology Summit, Technology

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Caregiving: 'Convenience' is now 'value' in health care

January 4, 2016Guest Commentary

“The vast majority of health care is actually provided by families, not by healthcare professionals,” according to a 2014 Family Caregiving Alliance report. The U.S. healthcare system functions with a key presumption: Family caregivers will re-arrange their lives to care for their loved ones. Yet, the 40-plus million people in the U.S. supporting their aging/ill loved ones actually have little influence over the healthcare system that so heavily depends on them. Under the still-dominant...

Caregiver, Peg Graham

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Caregiver's corner

March 28, 2014Leah Hoenen

EL PASO, Texas - After Dora Williams' grandfather had a stroke, she and her family struggled to provide home care and they felt they had no one to turn to. That's what motivated Williams, president of BEK Medical, to write an e-book called “Finding Independence at Any Age: A Caregiver's Guide to Independent Living and an Introduction to Home Medical Equipment.” Her goal: to help others navigate the world of HME.HME News: How did your experiences lead you into the HME business?Dora Williams:...

Caregiver, Dora Williams

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DME provider publishes caregiver guide

February 10, 2014HME News Staff

EL PASO, Texas - BEK Medical's “Finding Independence at Any Age: A Caregiver's Guide to Independent Living and an Introduction to Home Medical Equipment,” is now available for download. The book is a guide to caring for the people who are newly homebound, and shows caregivers the various types of equipment available to make care easier. Dora Williams, president of BEK Medical and author of the book, talks about her won personal experience as a caregiver and recounts her own struggles.

BEK Medical, Caregiver, ebook

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I haven't seen so much HME in one place since my last visit to Black Bear Medical.

December 22, 2009Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

They came clutching Medicare cards, fingers wrapped firmly around cane handles and rollator grips. I haven't seen so much home medical equipment in one place since my last visit to Black Bear Medical. This morning  a couple of hundred seniors—and me—descended on a local church for flu shots. What does this have to do with HME News, you ask? This morning reminded me of just how much people depend on HME in order to stay mobile, active and healthy. I don't think most people really...

Caregiver, e-SP, Flu Shots, Medicare, Medicare, rollator, seniors

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