Home Therapy Celebrates 10 Years of Service
I often hear people say, “where did the time go”. Certainly, I have felt that way many times. But, never has ten years gone by so fast and in such a meaningful way as the last decade of Home Therapy’s operation. I am so proud of the team of Home Therapy professionals that have dedicated themselves to “maximizing the health, safety and functionality” of tens of thousands of seniors over the past ten years.
Many individuals deserve recognition and my thanks. Aside from our team, there are those that believed in our values and vision enough to help us financially. Without this support we could not have started or continued. Our Board of Directors has provided guidance, support and valued advice for which I will have enduring gratitude. There is immense appreciation for the many referral sources and physicians that have chosen us to care for their patients. We are grateful to the many business associates that provide services to us that we depend on to operate. Finally, and most importantly, there are the patients and families that have made our efforts so worthwhile. The pleasure of knowing them and working with them has been a true honor. We are humbled by their confidence and trust in us.
Starting a company is not for the faint of heart. The past ten years have not been easy. Medicare regulations have continually changed, reimbursement continues to be cut and overhead continues to rise and we continue to compete against more and more providers many of whom do not compete or operate ethically.
Despite the challenges, Home Therapy has created and offers many innovative and effective, evidence-based services such as Safe Steps of Seniors, Palliative Home Health and Integrated Chronic Care Management. Home Therapy is rated as one of the best home health agencies in the Country. We are the only 5 Star agency in Austin for both quality and patient satisfaction. The Company has been ranked five stars every quarter since the inception of the rating system. For the past five years we have been in the top 25% in the Nation (Home Care Elite) for our clinical outcomes and patient satisfaction and for two of the past four years we were ranked in the Top 100 out of 12,000 agencies nationwide.
There are many reasons we have been so successful. But, at the core of it all is that we always put the patients’ needs first….and we always will.