RCare returns from the MEDICA Trade Fair in Düsseldorf, Germany where RCare Mobile was officially introduced outside of the United States.  With RCare Mobile, long-term care facilities can provide their staff with all the functionality they require in an app-based call system. RCare Mobile provides all the smartphone features that caregivers need, and allows none of the features that put facilities at legal risk.  Winners of the Rochester Business Journal Award for Innovation; RCare is no stranger to bringing exciting new technologies to the world of nurse call systems.

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RCare is the first company to introduce a smartphone solution for their nurse call system.  Currently patent-pending, RCare Mobile revolutionizes the elder care market.  In 2015, the European Patent Office reported that no other tech sector submitted as many patent applications globally as the medical technology field.  Trine Bjerregaard Nyvang, the COO of Cekura, said, “We are pleased to offer RCare technology to our senior housing clients in Denmark. We have a reputation of implementing the latest and greatest in innovative and comprehensive technology, which made RCare’s Nurse Call, PERS and Proximity Location protocol the obvious choice.”  The elder care market is growing exponentially across the world and RCare promises to be at the forefront of this surge.

 

RCare Mobile provides caregivers with two-way communication, complete information, and the unique “I Got It” function that makes sure every call is answered, and without duplicate effort.  After recently expanding to Canada, Malaysia, and Denmark; MEDICA 2016 provided the perfect stage for RCare to show why they are the world’s most advanced nurse call system.  RCare met with representatives from 22 countries with a high degree of interest in representing RCare as a distributor.  Myron Kowal, President/CEO of RCare, says, “European demographics in elder populations far exceeds that of the US in terms of percentage of population.  Although culturally, families have been taking care of elderly in their own homes, the numbers will necessitate the use of modern technology just to keep up with demand.”

If your senior housing or long-term care organization uses PointClickCare, you’re probably attending the annual user PointClickCare Summit in Orlando next week.

PointClickCare SUMMIT is fast becoming recognized as one of the premiere events in the senior care industry.
This year, more than 1,300 attendees will join for what promises to be the most amazing SUMMIT yet. See the full agenda and list of exhibitors here

PCC Summit is the best way to learn about the newest and most innovative technologies and practices surrounding this industry-leading electronic health records system. We’re going to be there. Because this year we are one of those new and innovative things. We’re redefining what wireless nurse call systems are and teaching the world that outdated pager systems are a thing of the past. Come see us at booth 507.

You may have also heard that RCare has integrated with PCC. What does that mean, exactly? When your caregiver responds to a nurse call activation, they have a lot of information on hand. Thanks to RCare Mobile, they know the resident’s name, see their picture, and know about their personal needs and preferences.

But residents come and go in every community. And they change rooms. We can be certain that your caregiver is responding to the correct room number. But are we positive that it’s still Mary Smith with mobility issues in that room? The lag between resident location changes in PCC and the corresponding change in other databases creates room for doubt. With our new integration, those changes are immediately synced from PCC to RCare, so your staff will always know who is calling for help and what their specific needs are.

This integration not only gives you the best, most accurate information when you’re responding to a call, it also streamlines administrative work for your staff. Resident room change data need only be entered once instead of twice. The syncing happens automatically.

Technology integration may seem like a nerdy subject of little interest to caregivers, but we disagree. Because this kind of nerdy stuff ensures that your caregivers show up at the right room–with the right information–every time. It saves the caregiving staff time, eliminates duplicate efforts, makes staff more efficient and makes everything run more efficiently. We know that matters to everyone.

You already know that RCare’s nurse call systems have been leading the industry with innovative technology, unparalleled user-friendliness, and HIPAA-compliant secure dedicated smarter phones call the RPhone. And now it just got better with our Point-Click-Care seamless integration.

Stop by and see our latest and greatest offerings at booth 507. The world’s most advanced nurse call system is calling. It’s time to respond.

Once again, RCare participated in the LeadingAge Idea Sharks.  And once again, it was a success!  Check out the entire presentation below.

RCare is ten years old. A decade! And what a great ten years it has been. We’ve expanded into 45 states, as well as Canada, Malaysia, and Denmark. We’ve been named a “Top 100” business by the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce. We won a 2016 Health Care Achievement Award for Innovation. And we’ve made a whole lot of senior communities safer and more efficient.

That calls for a celebration, so let’s party! Yes, we’ve got some things planned to celebrate the occasion at LeadingAge. Here’s what’s on tap:

We’re giving away a lot of prizes at LeadingAge in Indianapolis. Like more than $1000 worth of prizes. Want one? Just stop by our booth (2418) and enter to win. While you’re there, pick up a free RCare medallion. If we spot you wearing it on the show floor, you’ll win even more.

All that winning is thirsty work. Why not  have a drink on us? Join us at our Mix & Mingle at Champions Sports Bar & Grill. We’re partnering with our friends at GrandCare and Laura Mitchell Consulting to bring you this event. It’s Monday, October 31st from 7 to 9 PM. Champions is located at 350 W. Maryland St. in Indianapolis–an easy walk from the conference center. Get your free drink coupon here and don’t be late!

While you’re at LeadingAge, don’t miss us at this year’s Shark Tank. Competitors get 5-7 minutes to pitch their innovative idea to the LeadingAge “sharks.” Only the smartest survive–and win up to $250. We won that prize last year and we’re fixin’ to do it again. Don’t miss it.

RCare at AHCA/NCAL 2016 Conference in Nashville

Nashville is the capital of Tennessee and home to Vanderbilt University. It boasts legendary music venues such as the Grand Ole Opry, the Country Music Hall of Fame, and the historic Ryman Auditorium. As if all that isn’t enough, don’t miss the Johnny Cash Museum, celebrating the renowned singer’s life.

RCare is celebrating its 10th anniversarySoon Nashville will have another reason to celebrate! RCare is spending its 10th birthday at the 67th annual AHCA/NCAL convention and expo. Want to join in the fun? Stop by Booth #257 and say howdy.

To celebrate a decade of our presence, we want to give you presents!!

What??? You bet! All you have to do is come to our booth and you get a prize. That’s right. It’s our anniversary, but the gifts are on us. But that’s not all. We’ll also be giving away free RCare medallion necklaces, complementary to any show attire. If we spot you wearing it on the show floor, we’ve got even bigger prizes in store for you (electronics, speakers, chargers, accessories and more.)

We have more reasons to celebrate at booth #257. We’ll be showcasing our latest and greatest products including our new Pretty Pretty Pendants, our smarter, brand new #RCareMobile phone (HIPAA-Compliant, Secure NurseCall phone), and our new caregiver panel for the RCube.

Pretty Pretty Pendants. Who says pendants have to be ugly? It turns out, they don’t. Personal emergency response systems only work if people wear them. So we made ours pretty. Many people don’t even realize it’s a PERS worn for safety, because it looks like an attractive accessory. But it’s also a reliable call for assistance if needed.

RCare Mobile introduces a brand new phone for our multi-featured, HIPAA-compliant nurse call system. This is a system with two-way communication features that let caregivers know all about the resident who made the call, the reason for the call, and who is responding. It gives you all the powerful smartphone features you need – but none of the security risks.

Find out more about the new CC900 dedicated caregiver panel for the RCube.

And let us get you excited about interoperability! RCare now integrates with Point-Click-Care and Accutech, to give more efficiencies to your staff, greater ease of use, fewer user errors, and maximum information.

If you find yourself in Music City for AHCA/NCAL, make sure you include RCare in your plans.

AHCA/NCAL 67th Annual Convention and Expo
Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center
Nashville, Tennessee
October 16-19, 2016
More details about the convention

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RCare is taking to the road for the next few weeks,  introducing the Pretty Pretty Pendant at trade show and conferences around the country.  Looking for us? Check out LeadingAge Illinois, and ISC West.

About LeadingAge Illinois

LeadingAge IL Annual Meeting & Exhibition offers a premier forum to showcase products and services to an elite group of members that are interested in finding the most innovative solutions for their communities.  

Location:  Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center & Hotel, 1551 Thoreau Drive, Schaumburg, IL 60173

Dates:  April 5 – 7, 2016

Time:  Sessions begin at 7:30 a.m. on April 5 and conclude at 12:00 p.m.on April 7.

About ISC West

ISC West is the largest security industry trade show in the U.S. Meet with technical reps from 1,000+ exhibitors and brands in the security industry and network with over 28,000 security professionals.

Location: Sands Expo Center, 201 East Sands Avenue, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Dates: April 5-7, 2016

Time: Sessions begin at 8:30 a.m. on April 5 and conclude at 4:30 p.m.on April 7.

Will we see you at any of these conferences? Tweet us at @ResponseCare and let us know! For more information on RCare, please visit www.rcareinc.com or email info@rcareinc.com.

RC-PPP 2In March, RCare will be stealing the spotlight at the LeadingAge Peak Leadership Summit, where we will introduce our new lightweight, waterproof Pretty Pretty Pendant. This push-button pendant, available in a variety of patterns and designs, can be worn as a wristband or necklace.  We have two distinct designs for our Pretty Pretty Pendant Series: a fashionable, beautiful and sleek design for those who don’t wish to sacrifice elegance for security and also our latest model, the Patriot Pendant. This is a symbol of liberty, freedom and independence that can be worn proudly by any American.

“We’re really passionate about combining style with function,” said RCare CEO Myron Kowal, “These beautiful pendants can be worn in the shower, out in the garden, anywhere really, and they provide peace of mind to the wearer and carer. They’re also nice looking. We think this is an essential piece to actual compliance.”

The Peak Summit, held March 14-16 in Washington, D.C. is a unique conference that brings together the highest-level executives and business leaders in the aging and technology industry, and fosters education, strategic thinking, and networking.

RCare’s Myron Kowal will be sponsoring a reservation-only Aging 2.0 Fireside Chat on the Sunday evening leading up to the conference. The event,  hosted by Aging 2.0, features roundtable panelists speaking on  “Digital Aging: Successful Technology Implementation in Senior Care.” Panelists include  include Kowal of RCare, Pete Celano of MedStar and Charlie Hillman of GrandCare Systems. It will be moderated by Laura Mitchell from Laura Mitchell Consulting (LMC), an expert in marketing and growth strategies for the aging industry.

For Reservations
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/aging20-washington-dc-digital-aging-successful-technology-implementation-in-senior-care-tickets-22199669810
Early Bird sales until Friday, Feb 26 at 5pm
General Admission from Feb 26 at 5pm –  March 9th at 5pm
Last Minutes tickets available after March 9th, until 6pm on March 13th

Fireside Chat
Where: Stone’s Throw Restaurant, Marriott Wardmann Hotel
When: 7:00-8:30pm, Sunday March 13th
7-7:30pm Networking/Registration
7:30-7:35pm Welcome & Introduction to Aging 2.0
7:35-7:45pm Opening Remarks by Myron Kowal, CEO of RCare
7:45-8:15pm Roundtable Panel Discussion, moderated by Laura Mitchell of Laura Mitchell Consulting
Panelists: Pete Celano (MedStar), Myron (RCare), Charlie (GrandCare), John Rydzewski (Direct Supply)
8:15-8:30pm Networking Cocktail Reception

RCare is delighted to announce they have been selected to attend the high-level  Long-Term Care & Senior Living CXO Summit on February 11th and 12th in Los Angeles, California. The Long-Term Care & Senior Living CXO Summit is the premier forum for C-level executives and high-end senior service and technology solution providers. This invitation-only event offers an intimate and private environment for a focused discussion of key drivers shaping the long-term care industry.

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The summit begins Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 8:30am, with registration starting at 7:30am., and ends on Friday, February 12, 2016 at 6:00pm. The summit is divided into three distinct parts. The first being the Executive Conference Program, where a panel of industry leaders will examine the latest developments in critical strategies and streamlining technology processes. The second being One-on-One Meetings, which are pre-arranged between the Delegates and the participating Solution Providers. Lastly, there will be extensive opportunities for informal networking in a relaxed but professional business environment.

RCare Chief Executive Officer, Myron Kowal and VP of sales, Greg Meade, will be discussing their new Nurse Call G4 advanced locating protocol technology, the first of its kind in the senior living space, as well as brand new and beautifully designed PERS pendants.

For Immediate Release:

RCare releases its most exciting technology, the G4, unleashing the power of Advanced Location Protocol and enabling nursing staff to finally know exactly on which floor the pendants are pushed

BOSTON — November 2, 2015

RCARE announced today at the Boston LeadingAge National Conference (Booth #1526), the official release of RCare G4 with Advanced Location Protocol (ALP), the fastest, most advanced and accurate nurse call technology on the market.  Rochester-based RCare has seamlessly integrated the new cutting-edge location technology into their existing senior living nurse call and monitoring system offerings.  It even works with their patent-pending mobile nurse handset solution, RCare Mobile, featuring the innovative “I Got It” button.

RCare’s revolutionary ALP uses proprietary algorithms to determine the location and floor number of the resident and alert staff faster than ever before with a pinpoint location, an unmatched feature in the senior housing industry.  The G4 also boasts an increase in processing speed of over 10,000% for improved error cancellation and lightning-fast response speeds. This means a resident emergency call is instantaneously dispatched and taken care of by designated staff.

For the first time, staff in multilevel communities will be able to pin-point the location and floor number of a pressed RCare pendant, a struggle that long term care and senior housing providers have been faced with since the inception of wireless call systems.” said RCare founder and president, Myron Kowal. “After years of research and development, we are proud to unveil this latest addition to our RCare family”.

Using state-of-the-art Dual Modulation technology, RCare’s G4 penetrates buildings better, and reaches farther to cover even the largest senior communities.  It also uses secured two-way error checking, ensuring the right caregiver is dispatched to the right resident at the right time–every time. Its new Virtual location technology enables greater resident independence while reducing risk.

“We use RCare to make sure our residents receive the care they need, as rapidly as they need it,” said Janelle Zacho, Director of Nursing from Columbia Health Services. “It’s helped with accountability, reducing caregiver burnout and ensuring resident safety and satisfaction.”

For communities with existing Response Care systems, G4 is fully compatible with existing transmitters for easy upgrading..

“The LeadingAge National convention is a natural venue for RCare to release the G4 technology”, said Amanda Marr, VP of Communications for LeadingAge. “RCare shines as an example of a technology provider committed to improving the aging experience in America by leading the way through innovative care and services”.

For more information about RCare, www.rcareinc.com   info@rcareinc.com  @responsecare

See RCare at the Leading Age Boston Expo Nov 2-4, 2015, Booth #1526:

prizesBooth 1526: Over $1,000 in competition and Electronic. Phone accessory and Kindle Fire give aways at the RCare Booth. Winners will be featured throughout the show. 

Watch @ResponseCare #winnerwinnerchickendinner

RCare will be hosting a G4 ALP exclusive LAUNCH Happy Hour, Nov 3rd 7pm.  Visit Booth# 1526 for your ticket. Tickets are Limited. More information: inf@rcareinc.com

RCare will be featured in the LeadingAge-Hosted Community Experience Exhibit

RCare will be highlighted during the LeadingAge Speed Shopping Groups

Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, 415 Summer St. Boston, MA 02210

Exhibitor Expo Hours:

Monday, November 2nd, 12-330pm

Tuesday November 2nd, 12-330pm
Wednesday November 3rd, 945am – 12pm

PR Contact:
Laura Mitchell

LMC
laura@lauramitchellconsulting.com

262-707-6726

@laurahmitchell

LIS_2015RCare is honored to be selected for this year’s Louisville Innovation Summit October 14-17.

Myron Kowal was chosen to be on a panel discussion about technologies that can help mitigate hospital readmissions, manage chronic disease and empower patients/residents to be more independent.  This panel will be moderated by digital health industry expert, Laura Mitchell of Laura Mitchell Consulting.  Joining him is the chief medical officer of grandCARE, Erick Eiting.

1:00 P.M. October 14th, 2015

AGING WITH VITALITY TRACK: DIGITAL CAREGIVING & EMPOWERED PATIENTS

Location: Tom Clark – Todd Hall

With the backdrop of the affordable care act, health providers are being penalized for cost of readmissions within 30 days. Meanwhile, society is faced with a huge disruptive demographic: the aging population. One can hardly discuss the aging tsunami without addressing the rising cost of healthcare, typically spent more in later years in life.

Everyone is looking to provide more cost-effective care, turning “man-to-man” professional caregivers into “zone caregivers”. This session will describe technologies that can help mitigate readmissions, manage chronic disease and socially empower patients at home.

Erick Eiting (grandCARE)
Laura Mitchell (Laura Mitchell Consulting)
Myron Kowal (RCare, Inc.)

The RCare mission is to help caregivers provide quality care, safety and security for their patients, residents and loved ones by providing state-of-the-art, reliable communications. We promote the prudent and caring use of these technologies to Healthcare and Eldercare Communities so that those in need may live with independence and dignity.

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