July 15, 2019 – Bala Cynwyd, PA – Connect America, the nation’s largest independent provider of personal emergency response systems (PERS), announced today that NurseConnect™ has won Today’s Caregiver magazine’s esteemed Caregiver Friendly® Award in the category of “Best Service.” Today’s Caregiver is the first national magazine for all family and professional caregivers. The Caregiver Friendly® Awards are designed to celebrate products, services, books, and media created with the needs of caregivers in mind.
The Healthcare division of Connect America recently introduced NurseConnect, an innovative PERS solution customized for home healthcare agencies and other providers of quality nursing care. NurseConnect was designed to improve patient satisfaction, increase quality of the healthcare experience, and better manage cost of care.
“The average caregiver is responsible for over $40,000 in health-related expenditures each year, in either personal or directed funds,” says Gary Barg, Today’s Caregiver magazine’s Editor-in-Chief. “This award is designed to help family caregivers recognize and reward those organizations who will care for them in as committed a manner as they care for their loved ones.”
Using NurseConnect, patients simply push the button and a trained responder will make the connection and get them the help they need. In a non-emergency situation, they can also notify the nurse of the patient that the button has been pushed. Patients love the ability to connect directly to their nursing care provider when needed, and nurse caregivers benefit from the direct connection it provides. Ongoing activity reporting also helps nursing care providers to better monitor patients.
“Our PERS devices are considered to be the original RPM solution, so NurseConnect is a great way to customize this offering for an important segment of our market,” said Richard Brooks, President, Connect America’s Healthcare division. “For home healthcare providers and patients alike, it’s an obvious win-win.”
NurseConnect joins the growing portfolio of Connect America Healthcare’s state-of-the-art, personal emergency response systems (PERS) and innovative, cloud-based, remote patient monitoring (RPM) solutions that are helping to transform the healthcare delivery paradigm across the care continuum.
Recently voted “2019 Best Place to Work” by Philly Happening, the premier digital magazine in Philadelphia, and named “2019 Best Home Healthcare Solutions Provider” by Healthcare Tech Outlook Magazine, this is the third prestigious award won by Connect America this year recognizing the company for superior excellence in its nominated category.
Caregiver Friendly® Awards are presented by Today’s Caregiver magazine to celebrate outstanding books, media, products and services designed with the best interest of the family caregiver in mind. Today’s Caregiver magazine, launched in 1995, is published by Caregiver Media Group, which also produces the Fearless Caregiver Conferences, www.caregiver.com and The Fearless Caregiver book which teaches caregivers how to become their loved one’s fearless advocates within the healthcare system.
Headquartered in Bala Cynwyd, PA with regional offices nationwide, Connect America is the largest independent remote patient monitoring company in the U.S., providing better health, safety, and security to more than one million lives across North America. Through products and services designed to improve patient outcomes and contain the rising costs of healthcare, the company has been providing cutting-edge connected care to its healthcare network partners and those they serve for more than 35 years. For more on ConnectVitals and Connect America, visit www.connectamerica.com.