How Technology Continues to Drive Improvements to Home Care

October 24, 2017

by Kevin Smith, President and Chief Operating Officer Home care agencies provide customized service and individualized care aimed at maintaining their clients’ independence and sense of dignity. One’s ability to remain at home, regardless of physical or mental health conditions, can engender a sense of pride. The human touch provided by home care aides can […]

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Home Care’s Role in a Healthcare Continuum

July 28, 2017

Home Care’s Role in a Healthcare Continuum Family caregivers, elderly individuals, and people with disabilities have more choices than ever when it comes to selecting a home care agency. Many agencies offer niche, boutique services like transportation to appointments or even dog-walking, aimed at accommodating ultra-specific, unique client needs. Finding an agency who can deliver […]

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Making the transition from hospital to rehab or home

April 12, 2017

Making the transition from hospital to rehab or home

What to know, what to ask, what to do By Kevin Smith Your 88-year-old mother suffers a stroke in the home she and your dad have shared for 40 years. You rush to the hospital. Mom appears frail. Her speech is slurred. She is having a tough time moving her arms. Yet, she seems to […]

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How to navigate your family business into a new era of home care

March 24, 2017

Kevin Smith talking to students

By Kevin Smith The three and a half years since I’ve become President and COO of Best of Care, Inc. have flown by. Taking the reins of our 36-year-old family-owned home care agency has been challenging, gratifying and life changing. In 2007, I graduated from Providence College. I was still debating my next career steps. […]

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Best of Care and Brockton VNA (BVNA) Forge Partnership

March 15, 2017

BVNA and BoC

Quincy, MA, March 2017 Best of Care has entered into a new phase in our relationship with Brockton VNA (BVNA), one of the state’s most respected visiting nurse associations. Best of Care has been providing home health aide service to Brockton VNA patients for more than two decades. Our relationship is now growing and expanding. Best […]

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November is Family Caregivers Month: Call me with your caregiving challenge

October 31, 2016

free phone consultation

By Kevin Smith, President and COO, Best of Care Inc. What’s your family caregiving challenge? Want to talk it through with me this month? Whether you live next door or in another state, making sure that your elderly or disabled loved ones are OK is a huge responsibility. It doesn’t matter if you dedicate four hours […]

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Why is care management critical to home care’s future?

May 6, 2016

Kate Granigan, Overlook CARE

A Q&A with Kate Granigan, MSW, LICSW, C-ASWCM, Vice President, Care Management, Overlook CARE Where many fear obstacles, the entrepreneur seizes opportunities to make things better. For more than 20 years, Kate Granigan has applied her passion for care management and her entrepreneurial drive to help families manage the complex and often-confusing array of care options […]

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Common Sense Tips for Family Caregivers

March 23, 2016

Grab a coffee

By Kevin Smith Caring for an elderly, ill or disabled family member is a 24/7/365 commitment. If you are one of the over 750,000 family caregivers in Massachusetts who care for a loved one in their home or yours, you know what I’m talking about. Helping dad get his bath. Cooking for mom. Driving your […]

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Cultivating the Cape’s home health workforce

March 10, 2016

The Cape Cod Times recently published a story that discusses the Cape’s declining labor force. The story notes a pronounced shortage of home health and home care aides in the region. The Cape’s elderly and disabled residents deserve the support of a robust, trained healthcare workforce, regardless of where they receive care: in their homes […]

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Massachusetts home care’s three biggest challenges

February 29, 2016

Holding Hands

By Kevin Smith Massachusetts home care agencies care for tens of thousands of clients in their homes. You, your families, or your friends might be connected to someone either delivering or receiving home care services. What are the challenges that Best of Care — and other privately owned home care agencies across Massachusetts — face […]

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