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March is National Developmental Disabilities Month

March 3, 2019 11:00 am

March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month—a campaign first created in 1989 as part of the deinstitutionalization movement of that time period. The goal of Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month is to educate the public on the specific needs of people with developmental or intellectual disabilities. Through community education of issues impacting those with intellectual and developmental disabilities, there is an increased... View Article

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How Long Does CPR Certification Last

February 24, 2019 11:00 am

CPR certification is very important to ensure the health and safety of those around you, especially if you are a caregiver. Keep reading for more information on CPR, length of CPR certification, and more about CPR certification. How Long CPR Certification Lasts CPR certification typically lasts two years. Once the two years are up, the class and test need to... View Article

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How to Recognize Compassion Fatigue Symptoms in Caregivers

February 17, 2019 11:00 am

Are your employees experiencing compassion fatigue? or something else? Here’s how to tell. Caregiver turnover is over 70% in agencies that provide direct care. One of the sources of that turnover? Compassion fatigue. Compassion fatigue is a condition that can look like any number of other things. The most common of which are burnout and depression. So how do you... View Article

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How to Avoid Caregiver Burnout

February 10, 2019 11:00 am

Caregiver burnout is a common issue that affects those who provide long-term support and services. Although providing care can be emotionally and financially rewarding, it can be tremendously difficult to prioritize taking care of yourself at home when you’re constantly focused on another person at work. Caregiver burnout not only impacts the people we serve and their quality of life... View Article

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Shared Support – Customer Spotlight

February 3, 2019 11:00 am

This month, we’d like to highlight one of our customers, Shared Support. Shared Support provides many services in Sunbury, PA, including Lifesharing, Residential Habilitation, In Home & Community Support, Community Participation Support, Employment Services, and Child Residential. Shared Support goes above and beyond to prioritize the person being supported, as well as the person’s Support Circle. The Support Circle is... View Article

What to look for in a Learning Management System

January 24, 2019 11:00 am

What is a learning management system? A learning management system is a software application for the administration, documentation, tracking, reporting, and delivery of educational courses, training programs, learning and development programs, or other organization/industry-specific requirements. Why do you need a learning management system? Caregiving organizations have to manage hundreds of different requirements for their employees. Multiply this by the number... View Article

Why It’s Important to Actively Manage Authorizations

January 17, 2019 11:00 am

The quick answer: Caregiving organizations receive limited funds to provide services to the people in their care. These funds often have complex requirements for how they are to be used and reported out on in order for the organization to receive reimbursement. When it comes to tracking authorizations, you have a few options. Not Tracking It at All If your... View Article

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How are Fiscal Intermediaries selecting EVV solutions?

January 10, 2019 11:00 am

The Challenges of Self-Directed Care People choosing to self-direct their care make important decisions when choosing the people who will support them. Once they select a caregiver, they will partner with a Fiscal Intermediary for the payroll and billing for their employees. And, in 2020 they will be required to comply with the 20th century CURES Act and use an... View Article

What is Real-Time Authorization?

January 3, 2019 4:50 pm

What is Real-Time Authorization? There are many moving pieces involved in providing long-term support and services to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. So what can be done to ensure that your organization is not over or under-serving their clients and, therefore, using too much or not enough of the funding designated to each client? Is it worth it to... View Article

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Will Switching to Digital Save My Provider Agency Time?

December 24, 2018 11:00 am

How Human Services Provider Agencies can Save Time with Digital Software   More and more Human Services Provider Agencies are turning to Digital solutions for day to day as well as long-term management. The time management potential for Digital management is enormous, and by managing time more efficiently, an agency is able to provide better care. Digital scheduling also creates... View Article

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