Western Connecticut Home Care Earns Home Care Elite for Third Year

Danbury Hospital
Home Healthcare Services
DANBURY, Connecticut – November 21, 2016 – Western Connecticut Home Care (WCHC) has been named a Top Agency of the 2016 HomeCare Elite®, a recognition of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States. HomeCare Elite® identifies the top 25 percent of Medicare-certified agencies, ranked by an analysis of publicly available performance measures in quality outcomes, best practice (process measure) implementation, patient experience (Home Health CAHPS®), quality improvement and consistency, and financial performance.

The ranking is developed by ABILITY® Network, a leading information technology company helping providers and payers simplify the administrative and clinical complexities of healthcare; and sponsored by DecisionHealth, publisher of: Home Health Line, The Complete Home Health ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Coding Manual and The Home Health Coding Center.

Alyson Blanck, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, Executive Director, Western Connecticut Home Care, credits a dedicated staff who are committed to delivering quality patient-centered care and the efficient use of home care technologies with the agency’s ability to achieve recognition as one of the HomeCare Elite. “We are extremely proud of having achieved this prestigious distinction for the third consecutive year,” said Blanck.

About Western Connecticut Home Care
Western Connecticut Home Care (WCHC) is a non-profit, Medicare certified and State licensed medical home care agency. The Agency is the home care affiliate of Western Connecticut Health Network, which includes Danbury Hospital, New Milford Hospital and Norwalk Hospital.

Western Connecticut Home Care provides comprehensive nursing, therapy, medical social work and home health aide services to patients with a variety of health conditions using the latest in home care technology throughout the Greater Danbury, New Milford and Norwalk areas.

Specialty services are offered for chronic disease care and management, fall prevention assessment, geriatric care, infusion therapy, Lifeline personal emergency response system, maternal child health, nutrition therapy, orthopedic rehabilitation, palliative care, tele-monitoring and wound care.