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12/01/11 Webinar “Health Care: Payment & Delivery System Reforms”

Date: Thursday, December 1st, 2011
Time: 2pm ET (1pm CT / 12p MT / 11am PT)


The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will mark a paradigm shift in the way health care is delivered in this country and how providers will be compensated.

In this webinar, you will learn about:

  • Impacts to home health and long term care providers with respect to Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement.
  • Other new initiatives, demonstrations and pilot programs that are designed to shift payment for services from volume to value-based criteria.
  • The heavy emphasis on clinical integration across the continuum of patient care settings.

Our Speaker: Dan Santos, Williams Mullen

Dan Santos is a regulatory and corporate attorney at the law firm Williams Mullen, and is a member of the Firm’s Long Term Care Industry Service Group and its Health Care Practice Group.  Mr. Santos has extensive experience representing health care clients on a multi- state basis and at the federal level. He regularly counsels health care providers in transactional and regulatory matters, including hospitals, health systems, skilled nursing facilities, behavioral health companies, physician groups, rehabilitation clinics, and home health agencies, among others. He frequently interacts with federal and state health regulators on his clients’ behalf regarding compliance issues, such as investigations,enforcement actions and reimbursement issues.

Our Sponsor: Williams Mullen

Williams Mullen is a full service legal and governmental affairs firm of over 300 attorneys and professionals with offices in Washington D.C., Virginia and North Carolina.

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Seeking a sponsor for our Thurday, September 1st webinar – “One Patient, Many Providers”

If you enjoy the free bi-weekly webinars created and hosted by GrandCare Systems, consider a $50 webinar sponsorship!  The sponsorship helps to defray costs for the webinar service. Sponsorship includes listing in all social media, Company Description & log inclusion in 2 email blasts sent out to over 1500 subscribers prior to the topic date. If you would like to support this webinar, please contact us at info@grandcare.com or dial 262-338-6147

Please include a company one paragraph description as well as a logo. Thanks! Your friends at GrandCare Systems!

Thursday September 1st Aging & Technology Webinar:

Date: Thursday, September 1st, 2011
Time: 2pm EDT (1pm CDT / 12p MDT / 11am PDT)
Location: http://grandcaresystems.webex.com

Topic: “One Patient, Many Providers: A Blueprint for Successful Care Transitions”

In this webinar you will learn how effective care transitions play a critical role with both clinical outcomes and patient satisfaction. This timely program addresses effective care management techniques that improve care transitions, identify the main causes of avoidable hospital readmissions and describe how to use simple project management techniques to manage complex patients across the care continuum.

Purpose of Presentation:

  1. Define main reasons for re-hospitalization.
  2. Describe practical methods to prevent “bouncebacks.”
  3. Learn how care management and coordination based on project management techniques assists patients and families with their own self managed care.

Our Speaker: Kathleen Heery RN, MS, CCM

Kathleen Heery is a certified, RN Geriatric Care Manager and Homecare Consultant and owner of Healthcare Solutions for You. Kathy’s approach focuses on an elder’s ability to remain independent in the community and the capacity to fund needed services. Kathy has served as national director for a large homecare company, global director of care management services and has developed/implemented care coordination program/services for various organizations. Additionally, she is an active member of the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers.

Kathy has been managing care transitions for the past few years and has recently coauthored a book on Ending Hospital Readmissions: A Blueprint for Homecare Providers.”

GrandCare Discussed on Senior Care Corner Online Radio!

Note from GrandCare: Thanks Barry & Cathy and for including GrandCare Systems in your radio program! This is a great idea and I enjoyed listening to your thoughts!  GrandCare is customizable and fully expandable. We go from a more economic and basic model, to fully-featured, luxury models. Pricing starts low and increases (depending on the model chosen: interactive vs. non-interactive and the sensors deployed).  GrandCare is a complete communication, cognition and monitoring technology – designed to keep individuals safe, healthy, happy and independent at home. Using a series of wireless activity (door, temp, motion, bed, etc.) and telewellness (bp, weight, pulseox, glucose) sensors, a care-partner can automatically be notified if anything is amiss. Family can can connect by two way video chat AND send pictures, messages, emails, videos and other communications to an easy-to-use touch monitor in the loved one’s home. Loved ones need ZERO technical experience to fully enjoy the GrandCare System!  THANKS AGAIN and I am spreading the word on your radio program :)

<a href = “http://seniorcarecorner.com/scc-4-senior-home-technology-1#comment-541“>SCC #4: Senior Home Technology 1 </a>

senior digital home

In this episode we discuss technology that can help improve the lives of seniors in their homes and the peace of mind of seniors’ families.  We highlight some companies targeting the needs of seniors and point out where the consumer electronics industry misses opportunities with the senior marketplace.

Home technology is making a difference in the lives of most people and seniors are no different.  Technology can not only improve the life of seniors but enable them to safely and comfortably live in their homes long than before, even if they are living alone.  Senior Care Corner is following technology for seniors closely and this is our first podcast report.

The largest showcase for home technologies is the annual Consumer Electronics Show from the Consumer Electronics Association.  Our visit to the most recent showed the industry has a ways to go in targeting the needs of seniors with their products.  At the same time, there are a number of companies with technology products targeted to specific needs of seniors and their families… To read more: http://seniorcarecorner.com/scc-4-senior-home-technology-1#comment-541

They discuss GrandCare Systems, a few other in-home health technologies (Presto, Sonamba, Telikin) and the Connected Living for Social Aging: Designing Technology for All (an AARP report)

12-16-10 Webinar: Direct Sales- Why it works. Shana Duthie from Nurture Connect speaks

WHEN: Thursday December 16th, 2pm EDT (1p CT).
WHERE: http://my.dimdim.com/grandcare
WHAT: Direct Sales – Why it works.

Topic Description: Nurture Connect is currently launching a new sales channel Tech@Home. We will show you why direct sales works for the aging in place and health markets and what you need to know about direct selling.

About our speaker: Shana Duthie
Shana Duthie has more than 20 years of experience in assisting start-ups and “early stage” companies to reach their growth potential by serving on their executive teams. Ms. Duthie has held key executive positions in Sales/Marketing as well as Finance/Operations and founded, built and sold a direct sales company.
Shana is currently running Nurture Connect, Inc. which she founded in 2008. Nurture Connect’s main focus is driving product sales and sales channel development for new emerging technology products entering the consumer marketplace. Her client list includes companies specifically focused towards the boomer/senior demographic and the Health space.

Upcoming Events:

CES (PRE CES WORKSHOP & ANNUAL AGETEK MEETING) – You don’t want to miss this!
You are Invited to register for an exciting pre‐CES Workshop:
The Silver Tsunami’ is Coming: Is Your Company Ready?
Wednesday Afternoon ‐‐ January 5, 2011, Las Vegas
AgeTek member companies: $99, non‐members $149 suminfo@silverssummit.com


NAPGCM- – May 12-15, 2011 | Sheraton New Orleans Hotel | New Orleans, LA
AgeTek Discounts apply: http://www.caremanager.org/calendar.cfm

12-9-10 Thursday Webinar: Laurie Orlov from Aging in Place Technology Watch speaks

GrandCare Systems 12-9-10 Webinar
We meet here: http://my.dimdim.com/grandcare
on Thursday December 9th, 2pm EDT (1p CT).

Topic: Laurie Orlov from Aging in Place Technology Watch speaks on 10 tips for launching a new product line
It’s getting to be that time of year. January 2011 is a unique moment in time when the first of the baby boomers become seniors, turning 65 at the rate of 10,000 per day from that day forward. Laurie shares 10 tips to successfully launch a new product line in the aging technology industry.

Our Speaker: Laurie Orlov
Laurie M. Orlov, a tech industry veteran, writer, speaker and elder care advocate, is the founder of a market research firm that provides thought leadership, analysis and guidance about technologies and related services that enable boomers and seniors to remain longer in their home of choice. In addition to her technology background and years as a technology industry analyst, Laurie served as a volunteer long-term care ombudsman and is certified in Geriatric Care Management from the University of Florida and the author of Aging in Place Technology Watch, When Your Parents Need Elder Care.

Thursday 9-30-10 GrandCare Call: Aging in Place2.0 by Louis Tenenbaum

Thursdays at 2pm Eastern Time (1p Central).
WHERE: http://my.dimdim.com/grandcare
WHY: We need to work together to build this new aging & technology category!  Remember, the Aging Tsunami will float ALL boats!


Calls created & hosted by GrandCare Systems (since 2008).  Sponsored by various industry participants

9-30-10 2pm Eastern Time
Topic Title: Aging in Place 2.0 by Louis Tenenbaum

This session will review the key points of Aging in Place 2.0 and introduce a roadmap to reaching the infrastructure and business model spelled out in the report. Louis will describe his plans for the Aging in Place 2.0 Institute to create the market for business success serving older folks in their homes that is so tantalizing yet too often seems out of reach. Familiarity with the report before the call will be helpful, though not necessary.

About Louis Tenenbaum:
A former carpenter and contractor, Louis Tenenbaum is now a leading thinker, speaker and consultant on Aging in Place–the idea that our homes are the most desirable and economical place for housing and care. Based in Washington, DC’s Maryland suburbs, Louis helps businesses, nonprofits and individuals formulate and refine design, strategies, marketing and programming for Aging in Place homes, products and age friendly communities. Recently, he authored Aging in Place 2.0 – Rethinking Solutions to the Home Care Challenge, published by the MetLife Mature Marketing Institute.

4-1-10 AgeTech Call Topic: Emotional Selling/Customer Support – Neil from Celery speaks

Tomorrow! Thursday April 1st, 2010
AgeTech Webinar/Conference Call

When: Thursday, April 1, 2010 2pm EDT – – 1pm CDT
Where: my.dimdim.com/grandcare
Optional Dial In listed there!

TOPIC: Technology and home automation gurus entering the aging field will find this is a whole new “sell” and very different than a standard custom integration scenario. Dealers must have passion, patience and great customer support! Neil discusses the emotional connection of aging and technology products!

Neil Grabowsky, is the CEO and founder of Celery, LLC, a cross-generational email service that connects Internet users to their non-computer-using loved ones using a simple fax machine. Grabowsky created “Celery” while away at college so that he could keep in touch with his own father, who was not using email. Today, Celery is used by clients throughout the United States and Canada, and is popular among the elderly and the Amish. Grabowsky graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in 2004 with a degree in Product Design and Innovation. He lives in upstate NY with his wife, Mary Beth, and teenage miniature poodle, Josie, who they rescued from the streets of Troy, NY. http://mycelery.com

3-18-10 AgeTech Topic: Senior Cyborg: THE RISE OF THE MACHINES!

3-18-10 SENIOR CYBORG: The Rise of the Machines. Charlie Hillman from GrandCare Systems speaks
When: Thursday, March 18th, 2010
2pm EST – 1pm CST – 12n MST – 11a PST

Where: http://my.dimdim.com/grandcare

WHY: These aging and technology industry calls are open to the entire industry and meant to enhance awareness of this growing industry, educate each other and network!

Charlie Hillman has spent most of his career as an entrepreneur involved with disruptive technologies. His latest, GrandCare Systems, is designed to allow the aged to live longer at home with greater security and less social isolation. Using a combination of Smart Home technologies, ADL monitoring, Internet communications, and Tele-Wellness features, the system is intended to support an entire network of caregivers.

Ironically, the system uses cutting-edge technology to go back in time and empower families to remotely care for aging relatives. This innovative approach resulted in GrandCare being chosen as one of 30 organizations nationwide to participate in the once-a-decade, 2005 White House Conference on Aging Technology Pavilion.

Mr. Hillman is a professional engineer with a BS from MIT and a Masters in Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He is a commissioner of CAST (Center for Aging Technologies) and a frequent speaker at national and international conferences.

Hope to see you there!

REMEMBER: the aging tsunami will float ALL boats!

2-25-10 AgeTech Topic: Aging in Place, an Occupational Therapist speaks

This Thursday’s AgeTech Industry Meeting Info:

when: Thurs Feb 25, 2010, 2pm EST/1pm CST/12n MST/ 11a PST
where: www.dimdim.com meeting room: grandcare
dial in: listed on the top of the webinar
what: Carolyn Sithong, an Occupational Therapist and Founder of Home for Life Design, will discuss Aging-in-Place (AIP)

Carolyn Sithong is a licensed occupational therapist (OT) who is trained specifically in the area of home modifications. She is nationally certified as an Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS) by the National Association of Homebuilders and promotes Aging-in-Place concepts throughout the community. Carolyn works as an occupational therapist at a level one trauma hospital, helping families and patients plan for the transitions they may face in the home after injury has occurred. The Home for Life team collaborates with architects and designers who assist in the home renovation or adaptation process.

These aging & technology conference calls are open to anyone and everyone in the aging and technology industry and are meant to educate, learn from each other and network

Live the Vision and ALWAYS Age Responsibly!

Laura Mitchell
Your AgeTech Host
GrandCare Systems Director of Business Relations

GrandCare is a complete communication, cognition, ADL monitoring & tele-wellness assessment smart-home technology designed to keep individuals safe. happy & healthy at home.