Entries by Page Cole

Technology- Making or Breaking Your Business

This talk sheet is from a Round Table Session at a monthly meeting of the OPHC.  Feel free to use it to evaluate how technology impacts your company, and how you might be able to best use technology to enhance your services and manage your staff and business!   Background Check Software Oklahoma State Department […]

License Requirements for Home Care in Oklahoma

HOME CARE ACT  TITLE 63 OF THE OKLAHOMA STATUTES   §63-1-1962. Licenses required – Exemptions Paragraph B 6. No licensed health care facility, licensed physician, advanced practice registered nurse, physician assistant, or state agency employee acting in the performance of his or her duties shall refer a client for personal care services as defined in […]

Process for Notifying State of Oklahoma About Non-Licensed Agencies Operating in Oklahoma

It’s frustrating because we know several critical problems with this: The quality of care and safety of clients is compromised when non-licensed agencies are the provider; Many of these licensed agencies will operate without the proper insurance or liability coverage, putting themselves, their staff and clients at substantial risk; These non-licensed agencies also put the […]

Wrong Referrals Put Patients and State Licensed Health Agencies at Risk

Discharge planners and social workers work hard to help families ease the transition from hospital to home. Resource sharing is an important part of this transition and generally information is shared via printed lists and casual conversation. Licensed Agencies oftentimes provide lists of DME providers, home health agencies, local mental health professionals and In-Home Care […]

Member Agency Highlight- Joe Wolfe of First Call

Since Joe Wolfe and Chris Sanders founded First Call in 1997, their commitment to offering local communities exceptional private duty home healthcare, nursing and healthcare employment, and medical staffing services has remained constant. The procedures used by all of our locations in day-to-day operations are still overseen by Joe and Chris. Joe and Chris opened […]