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Response Care, Inc. (A.K.A. RCare), is honored to announce they have been awarded the Rochester Business Journal’s 2016 Health Care Achievement Award Honorees in the Health Care Innovation category.

The Rochester Business Journal chose 21 individuals and two organizations (RCare being one) for its 14th consecutive year of awards celebrating the impact of healthcare innovation in the Rochester community.  The Health Care Achievement Awards recognize excellence, promote innovation and honor the efforts of individuals and organizations who are making a significant impact on the quality of health care in Rochester. The awards honor the best that Rochester has to offer.

RCare’s Myron Kowal, a veteran attendee of this exclusive awards ceremony, was delighted to learn his organization had been selected.

“I have been attending this ceremony for years and am delighted that I will be able to be on stage with some inspiring innovators in the Rochester area,” said RCare CEO, Myron Kowal. “I am proud of the RCare Innovative team for honing and releasing the latest in Nurse Call technology, the G4 Advanced Locating Protocol. This new, ground-breaking technology is ultimately what secured us the award.”

Since 2006, RCare has been devoted to improving the lives of elders around the world. Beginning in the Rochester, New York area, RCare continues to flourish and now serves facilities throughout the United States, Canada and most recently into Europe.

The honorees in all categories will be featured in the Health Care supplement in the Rochester Business Journal.

For more information on RCare, please visit www.rcareinc.com or email info@rcareinc.com

American PendantOur Pretty Pretty Pendants have been a Pretty HUGE success!  Needless to say, we’re Pretty excited.

We know seniors can sometimes resist wearing bulky, ugly PERS pendants. And who can blame them? It can seem like putting on an embarrassing badge of frailty. All of which made us wonder: Why do pendants have to be ugly?

Turns out, they don’t! It isn’t an actual requirement. (We checked).RC-PPP

While we knew at least some seniors and senior living facilities would be interested in our new, Pretty Pretty Pendants, we didn’t realize that we’d sell out immediately. But don’t worry, we’re making more. Want to get yours sooner rather than later? Get signed up for our Pretty Pretty Pendant waiting list, and get it pretty soon.

New shipments are expected soon, so contact us to add your name to the waiting list today!

Please visit https://rcareinc.com/contact/.

March 7, 2016 Rochester, NY – – RCare, Inc. is honored to announce that CEO Myron Kowal has been chosen to serve on the prestigious Executive Advisory Board of Argentum.

Previously known as the Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA), Argentum is the largest national association dedicated to professionally managed, resident-centered, senior living communities and the seniors and families they serve.  Kowal’s RCare has been leading the nurse call and monitoring industry since 2006, making them a valuable asset to this executive advisory board.

Myron Kowal has a long list of accolades and leadership roles under his belt including providing services for Habitat for Humanity and the Greater Rochester Area Partnership for the Elderly (GRAPE). He is also a recent recipient of the Rochester Business Journal 2016 Health Care Achievement Award for Innovation.

“Technology is changing the way care is delivered, while enhancing the professional caregiving experience,” said Kowal. “I am honored to help advance Argentum’s mission to improve the lives of seniors and those who care for them, as technology continues to play even more of a critical role.”

Motivated by a passion for the senior community and caregivers, RCare is a fixture at industry events such as the Consumer Electronics Show, the American Health Care Association, PEAK, LTC/CXO, Environments for Aging (EFA), Eden Alternative, Argentum, and LeadingAge. They will have a large presence in booth #408 and be sponsoring ancillary events at the upcoming Argentum Senior Living Executive Conference in May. The Argentum event will take place May 10th from 10:00am-1:30pm and May 11th from 10:15am-1:15pm in Denver, Colorado.

About RCare:RCare with shadow

RCare is a provider of UL 1069 tested wireless nurse call and personal emergency response systems for the entire spectrum of eldercare and senior living. RCare components integrate into a variety of healthcare communication systems to create efficient and verifiable responses to medical emergencies. RCare works together with distribution partners to build individualized, flexible and seamless systems to enhance professional caregiving teams and their residents.

 

About Argentum:Argentum_Logo

Argentum is the largest national association dedicated to professionally managed, resident-centered senior living communities and the seniors and families they serve. Since 1990, Argentum has advocated for choice, accessibility, independence, dignity and quality of life for all seniors.

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

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Response Care, Inc. (A.K.A. RCare), is honored to announce they have been awarded the Rochester Business Journal’s 2016 Health Care Achievement Award Honorees in the Health Care Innovation category.

The Rochester Business Journal chose 21 individuals and two organizations (RCare being one) for its 14th consecutive year of awards celebrating the impact of healthcare innovation in the Rochester community.  The Health Care Achievement Awards recognize excellence, promote innovation and honor the efforts of individuals and organizations who are making a significant impact on the quality of health care in Rochester. The awards honor the best that Rochester has to offer.

RCare’s Myron Kowal, a veteran attendee of this exclusive awards ceremony, was delighted to learn his organization had been selected.

“I have been attending this ceremony for years and am delighted that I will be able to be on stage with some inspiring innovators in the Rochester area,” said RCare CEO, Myron Kowal. “I am proud of the RCare Innovative team for honing and releasing the latest in Nurse Call technology, the G4 Advanced Locating Protocol. This new, ground-breaking technology is ultimately what secured us the award.”

Since 2006, RCare has been devoted to improving the lives of elders around the world. Beginning in the Rochester, New York area, RCare continues to flourish and now serves facilities throughout the United States, Canada and most recently into Europe.

The honorees in all categories will be featured in the Health Care supplement in the Rochester Business Journal.

For more information on RCare, please visit www.rcareinc.com or email info@rcareinc.com

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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.

This year’s Leading Age Boston conference was a definite win in so many ways. In celebration of our new G4 Advanced Locating Protocol launch, we gave away a pile of prizes: G4 power phone adaptors, sweet treats and Kindle Fire tablets. We sent our RCare spotters on the floor every 30 minutes to give out over 28 kindle fires and boy were the winners surprised.  We caught it on video.  Check out these very enthusiastic winners!

And not to brag, but we won something, too—Leading Age Idea Sharks. We pitched to the sharks and took home the maximum dollars possible. We’re matching those dollars and donating it all to the Larry Minnix Innovation Fund. Watch RCare’s Greg Meade DOMINATE the shark tank!

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

 Rochester, NY – September 28th, 2015

RCare announced today an official launch into Europe with Scandinavia’s premier health technology provider, Cekura.  Copenhagen-based Cekura will incorporate RCare’s Nurse Call, proximity location and Personal Emergency Response systems into their extensive portfolio of emergency service, alarm system and medicine adherence technology offerings.

“We are pleased to offer RCare technology to our senior housing clients in Denmark”, said Cekura COO Trine Bjerregaard Nyvang  .  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”.

RCare Mobile is the leading Nurse Call System providing highly reliable and efficient communication technology in an eldercare environment.  RCare’s Advanced Location Protocol (ALP) technology can indicate the exact pendant location, including floor level for senior housing providers.

“Our Advanced Location Protocol is the first of its kind and a breakthrough in multi-level senior housing,” said RCare founder and CEO Myron Kowal.   “It was an honor to be chosen by such  a forward-thinking and passionate distribution organization like Cekura.”

Rcare has been translated into Danish, German, Spanish, Italian and French and is ready to begin official export throughout Europe.

RCare will be showcasing the brand new Advanced Location Protocol (A.L.P.) technology in booth 1526 at the LeadingAge National Conference in Boston, November 2-4, 2015.

About RCare

RCare is a provider of UL 1069 Tested wireless nurse call and personal emergency response systems for the entire spectrum of eldercare and senior living. RCare components integrate into a variety of healthcare communication systems to create efficient and verifiable responses to medical emergencies. RCare works together with distribution partners to build individualized, flexible and seamless systems to enhance professional caregiving teams and their residents.

For more information: www.rcareinc.com 1450 E. Ridge Rd. Rochester, NY 14621 • Tel: 585-671-4144

About Cekura

Cekura is a Danish company within the PERS industry established in 2011 with inspiration from the growing American market. Cekura has in a few years become a first mover on the danish market penetrating both the private, governmental and business market and has valuable partnerships in all segments. Cekura has always had the mission of helping people to a life full of vitality, dignity and welfare in an affordable way by offering unique services and having the heart in the right place giving the seniors in Denmark optimal quality of life through security. Cekura is able to fulfill our mission by creating distributor agreements with the world’s best product engineers in the PERS industry.

Peter Schlebaum mail@cekura.dk

Copenhagen, Denmark www.cekura.dk

PR Contact:

Laura Mitchell Consulting

laura@mitchellconsulting.com

262-707-6726

@laurahmitchell