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Case Study: How Schedule Genie Helps A Place at Home to Win 100% of Unemployment Claims and Grow Their Business

Jan 26, 2015

Even the most seasoned professionals need an assist when branching out into a new venture.  In the case of Jerod Evanich, co-founder of A Place At Home elder care and senior in-home care agency, ClearCare was able to supply this entrepreneur and his team with the tools they needed to not only increase year-over-year growth, but to effectively allocate caregiver resources and fight employment claims. ClearCare’s Schedule Genie tool was able to provide for the needs of the A Place At Home team, giving them the ability to reduce time spent on scheduling caregivers, stay compliant with laws pertaining to caregiver overtime pay, and provide a layer of proof that helped them win 100% of all caregiver employment claims. A read more »

Behind the Scenes at ClearCare: Our Mission and Values

Jan 21, 2015

by Geoff Nudd, CEO at ClearCare Many of our partners got into the home care industry to “do well by doing good” — striving to build great businesses and to make things better for seniors and families.  Yet, so often we hear of agency owners and staff feeling buried in the incredibly demanding logistics of running an agency — and in the challenges of managing some of life’s toughest situations. We view home care staff and caregivers as heroes, but from what we hear they often don’t feel that way!  We want to help.  Our Mission is to empower our partners to be successful — to operate as efficiently as possible and grow, and to improve healthcare and aging. Our read more »

ClearCare and Right At Home Announce Participation in a Joint Study to Improve Aging

Jan 19, 2015

ClearCare, Researchers from Harvard Medical School’s Department of Health Care Policy, and Right at Home recently launched a joint partnership. This partnership supports a program called “The Intervention in Home Care to Improve Outcomes,” or simply “In Home.”  In Home will test a new, large scale randomized intervention designed to improve health outcomes, prevent hospitalizations, and lessen Medicare spending among private-pay home care recipients. The In-Home program is made up of two components: 1) early identification of any changes in a patient’s condition, and 2) monitoring and/or helping to manage these changes in the home. If certain changes continue undetected and unmanaged, they can often worsen into expensive hospitalizations. By identifying avoidable conditions in their early stages, deciding the right read more »

ClearCare: The Story Behind Our Company

Jan 14, 2015

by Geoff Nudd, CEO I created ClearCare because of my grandmother’s need for care. In 2006, my dad, who lived in Austin, Texas, was coordinating care for my grandmother who lived in Macomb, Illinois. As anyone with an older family member in need of care knows, it can be difficult to keep everyone in the loop about your loved one’s well being — and whether they’re getting the attention they need. Dad had a hard time getting caregivers to show up on time. He also had difficulty getting the information he needed to ensure that my grandmother was receiving  proper care. To get my family and grandmother’s caregivers on the same page, I created a simple process: caregivers would report read more »

ClearCare Introduces Schedule Genie™

Dec 19, 2014

  ClearCare works with many of the world’s largest home care agencies, and a key, common issue they all struggled with was the ability quickly and easily schedule caregivers for their clients. They also looked to reduce their unemployment claim liability and strove to enhance the quality of care they provided to their clients. In response to home care industry professionals we’re thrilled to announce ClearCare Schedule Genie. Schedule Genie’s enhanced functionality provides home care agencies with unique features that significantly improve scheduling efficiency, cut down on scheduling time by as much as 75%, reduce agency liability when faced with erroneous unemployment claims, and help increase quality of care. What is ClearCare Schedule Genie? With Schedule Genie, customers get: Care read more »

Live Long, but are we Prospering? HomeCare 2.0 Recap

Nov 5, 2014

By Ed Van Siclen, VP of Alliances at ClearCare Online Can you live long and still prosper? That’s a question on the minds of many Americans. “I know that I will live more years than my parents, but what will the quality of my life be like as I age?” Over a 100 private-duty home care agencies in the Greater Delaware Valley region gathered at the world-renowned Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia on October 23rd, 2014 to discuss how they can have a lasting impact on the quality of life for the elder population in the United States. The dialogue entered on the theme, HomeCare 2.0. The meeting was hosted by ClearCare Online, the company that I recently joined. Like so many of read more »

Planning a Stress-Free Family Thanksgiving

Oct 20, 2014

The holidays are a time for joy and celebration. At least, that is what the holidays should be.  Unfortunately for many seniors, the holiday season brings stress and anxiety with it.  From planning dinner parties to arranging for house guests, Thanksgiving can easily become overwhelming.  This is especially true for seniors, who may not manage stress as well as they used to. Family members and caregivers can follow a few guidelines to help the seniors in their life enjoy a stress-free Thanksgiving and holiday season. By keeping careful notes in a home care system or home care software, caregivers can easily tailor their care to each senior client. Thanksgiving Day Tips Holiday get-togethers can be stressful, confusing, and depressing for read more »

Homecare Systems Can Help Keep Seniors At Home

Oct 17, 2014

Nursing homes provide quality care to many elderly and disabled individuals, but research proves the majority of people prefer home care.  When seniors are allowed to remain in their own homes, it often affords them an increased sense of dignity and a better quality of life.  Despite the many advantages of in-home care, many aging Americans are still being placed in nursing homes unnecessarily.  How can families help their loved ones who are capable of living independently avoid nursing homes? Homecare systems like ClearCare Online are helping more seniors stay living comfortably at home.  Unlike nursing homes, which often provide little to no transparency when it comes to patient care, ClearCare Online’s homecare software used by a reputable homecare agency read more »

Helping Seniors Through the Grieving Process

Oct 15, 2014

As we grow older, we begin facing our number one enemy: death.  Typically, we don’t fear death just for ourselves, but for our loved ones as well.  Losing a loved one – especially a spouse – is incredibly painful for the elderly.  It may take years before a grieving spouse feels a lessening of the sadness and devastation.  While there is no right or wrong way to grieve, there are healthy ways to cope with the pain and depression that comes with losing a loved one.  The senior may never really get over his loss, but he can accept his new reality and begin to enjoy life again.  As a caregiver, you play an integral role in helping your senior read more »

Using Home Care Software to Help Care for Seniors with Depression

Sep 29, 2014

For some seniors, the “golden years” may not be so golden.  As we age, we face a number of challenging situations that can be stressful, sad, or frightening.  Everything from retirement decisions to health problems to losing loved ones can lead to feelings of anxiety and depression.  Depression may also be caused by a chemical imbalance.  Whatever the underlying reason for depression is, rest assured; there is a reason.  Depression is not just an ordinary part of growing older that seniors should simply accept.  There are many effective treatments and therapies, as well as numerous ways homecare systems and homecare software can help monitor and manage senior depression. Homecare Software Makes Medication Management Easy One of the most important aspects read more »

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