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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/.

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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Recently, rumors have been circulating that the newest version of the iPhone is set to debut save one crucial feature–the headphone port. Created in the early part of the nineteenth century, this audio connector was popularized when telephone switchboards were still widely used.

A staple feature of nearly every MP3 player, stereo system, and phone, if removed, all non-bluetooth headphones and speaker systems will become obsolete. We see this trend with other Apple devices as well with each new Macbook being released with a brand new charger.

Isn’t it frustrating when companies make changes that aren’t backward compatible? It leaves the customer holding the bag, expected to throw away previously purchased hardware and re-purchase new hardware. It doesn’t seem very customer-centric, which doesn’t sit well with us here at RCare.  We design our product with the caregiver and customer in mind. We want to create the most seamless and easiest tech transitions. As always, we will continue to grow and innovate, adding on new technology features to make our system even more comprehensive.

But, here’s the good news: you don’t ever have to worry that we will leave any of our valued customers holding the bag.  That’s why we made sure that RCare’s new G4 Advanced Locating Protocol works with all existing RCare transmitters. When we upgrade our systems, we take that extra step to ensure that our new technology works with our old technology. It’s that simple. 

Interested in joining our satisfied senior housing customers and become part of the RCare family? See a video testimonial about how a Wisconsin customer successfully improved the way they provide care for their residents using RCare.

Contact us or visit us at rcareinc.com.

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.

 

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A man wearing his RCare pendant knows that help is only one button push away.

It’s 3 A.M. and Alice hears wheezing and coughing coming from down the hall. She rushes down to check on poor Henry who has spiked a temperature, again. She makes a note to check on him again in an hour and looks in on Sophia and Alan on her way back down the hall. All is quiet, a moment of relief.  That moment fades quickly away as her mobile phone displays that Ellen is in need of help.

She returns to her nurse station at Rock Hills Senior Community. This is just another normal night shift for Alice. She monitors the activities of 15 residents.  She responds to notifications such as a pendant being pressed at a bedside, or perhaps a high-risk resident has gotten out of bed.  She manages a team of caregivers and ensures the residents’ physical, emotional and mental needs are being met.

Technology in senior housing communities is rapidly growing. More and more communities are realizing that the Internet is no longer an option, but an expected amenity for not only the residents and their families, but also for the team of hardworking caregivers that care for many residents at once.  Remote monitoring solutions, Telehealth, telemedicine and advanced nurse call technologies are changing the way senior housing provides care.  

Leading remote monitoring and nurse call companies like RCare are making it easier for nursing and caregiving staff to quickly, effectively respond, and manage care for many residents at once. RCare Mobile alerts multiple caregiving staff members with an incident, and allows caregivers to eliminate duplicate efforts by the ingenious “I got it” feature.

When a fall happens, it can be frightening and minutes can matter. RCare’s G4 ALP (Advanced Locating Protocol) can narrow down the location of a pendant to a matter of feet, ensuring better response time and faster caregiver support.  Isn’t it time that you stopped trying to get better and just go for the best?  Choose empowered and faster caregiving. Choose RCare today.

Senior care facilities across the country are demanding better and more cost-effective technologies to care for the elderly. There’s always a new sensor, wearable device, or notification system promising to make caregiving easier. Technology startups have recognized this market potential and are flooding the industry with new gadgets and apps every day. For those caregivers, children, and spouses actually looking after seniors, a rapidly changing landscape of new products makes it difficult to keep up.  Which ones really work?  Which ones are actually available and on the market today? Which ones are easy to use? This can result in feelings of “technology fatigue” and may actually contribute to lower quality care.

Over the last 50 years, senior living facilities have been completely transformed by technology. In fact, care for elders wasn’t even included in Social Security until 1965. This new coverage allowed seniors to leave “poorhouses” and move into new, albeit highly unregulated, privatized care facilities. In 1968 new regulations required skilled nursing facilities to provide 24 hour nursing services, meet building codes, and care standards for all residents. Over the next nearly 50 years artificial hearts, the Internet, computers, and advances in the early detection and treatment of chronic illnesses meant that people were living longer, healthier lives and wanted to remain at home for as long as possible. These conditions created the perfect environment for the aging technology sector to rise.

Because senior care facilities are often late adopters of new technology, by the time staff have been trained on a new system it could already be obsolete or outdated. Why learn the ins-and-outs of a nurse call system when a newer and better one will be available in a matter of months? In addition, frustrations caused by poorly-implemented (and thus malfunctioning) technologies may cause employees to revert to less sophisticated methods of caring for patients.

The problem isn’t going away anytime soon. With the Baby Boomer generation reaching retirement age, the demand for better, more effective technologies to streamline eldercare continues to grow. RCare, an innovative nurse call and alert management company based in Rochester, NY, is one organization working to solve this problem. By creating high-quality devices that are designed to expand and seamlessly integrate with existing technologies, RCare brings peace of mind and efficiency to senior housing providers everywhere.

At the Eastern Star Masonic Retirement Community in Denver, Colorado, Cora Graves explained that “the RCare system never fails to let me  know what is going on with my residents, and that lets me sleep at night.”

Mr. Larry Lilo, the Executive Director of the facility, agrees. “When we began evaluating systems two major considerations were key: integration with our existing systems, and forward thinking architecture allowing for future expansion. The RCare system…[has] time and again validated our decision.”

For more information on RCare, visit https://rcareinc.com/index.html or call 585-671-4144 or Contact Us.

We love a good trade show, which is why we’re here at one of the best, The American Health Care Association (AHCA) on October 5-6. This year’s conference looks great. There’s the huge expo hall, exciting keynotes, and even KC & the Sunshine Band!

Drop by our booth (#934) and find out why RCare solutions are the most innovative and comprehensive Nurse Call and Personal Emergency Response Systems in the world. We don’t just help keep your residents safer. We can help make your staffing—and your staff—more efficient and effective.

It’s all part of RCare’s Bill of Rights: You get the Right caregiver to the Right resident at the Right time—Right away.

And that’s the way (uh-huh, uh-huh) we like it.

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As we plan our barbecues and family gatherings in anticipation of Labor Day, we got to thinking.  How many of us really appreciate the true meaning of the holiday?  Most of us probably don’t think beyond the guest list or the extra day of yard work to reflect on why we have this American holiday in the first place.

According to Wikipedia, “Labor Day in the United States is a public holiday celebrated on the first Monday in September. It honors the American labor movement and the contributions that workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of their country.”

elder_careAt RCare, we started to reflect on how critical all of the workers are in our sector, the long term care industry. If it weren’t for these valuable, compassionate and hardworking people, who would provide hands on care and assistance our aged, disabled and sick population?  We rely on these humble heroes to heal, enable, support, and take care some of the messy daily work that comes along with any type of caregiving (eg. bathing, grooming, toileting, dressing, etc.).

RCare is passionate about helping long term care communities by empowering these caregiving staff members. We want to make their work environment better, easier and more efficient. We want communities to be a better place to live, to work, and to visit. We do this by making caregivers feel connected to each other, to residents and to management. We do this by empowering professional caregivers to make better decisions and allow them to track success. We do this because without our incredible customers, long term care would cease to exist as we know it.

On this Labor Day, we would like to thank our long term and other healthcare providers and celebrate all of the workers out there. We want to give an extra special shout out to the hard working caregivers in the trenches, the long term care administration and to all of those unpaid family caregivers that devote endless time and dedication to this noble cause.  You are amazing.

Happy Labor Day from RCare.

RCare is your provider of UL 1069 Tested wireless nurse call and personal emergency systems for the entire spectrum of eldercare and senior living. Our components integrate into a variety of healthcare communication systems to create efficient and verifiable responses to medical emergencies. With our partners, we build individualized systems that get the job done like no other system on the market.

Join RCare in Nashville: Visit us at Booth 129 
2015 THCA/TNCAL Convention & Trade Show 8/30/20159/2/2015
Music City Center, 201 5th Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37203
RCare is the creator of the most innovative and comprehensive Nurse Call and Personal Emergency Response Systems in the world. RCare Mobile provides Resident to Caregiver to Management Communication, secure Caregiver to Caregiver and staff messaging, and offers real-time status updates on the facility and environment.
Right Caregiver: Empower your caregiving staff to take responsibility for tasks using the RCare mobile handset “I Got It” button, while eliminating double response efforts.  Enhance reliability, accountability and efficiency.
Right Time: Using the patent-pending RCare Mobile’s “Voice to Voice”, your staff and caregivers can immediately confirm if a resident is ok, save unnecessary interventions, and better utilize paid caregiver time. Caregivers are immediately informed of incident responsibility using the “I Got it” button on their RCARE Mobile handset.
Right Place: With the RCare Advanced Location Protocol (ALP) technology, staff members can now pinpoint the location of a pushed pendant anywhere in the community.  Accelerate your response time with redefined accuracy.

Right Caregiver. Right Time. Right Place.

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Response Care Inc.                                   Tel: 585-671-4144                            www.RCareInc.com
1450 E. Ridge Road                                  Fax: 585-671-1183
Rochester, NY 14621