Always Best Care Monthly Program Updates

Always Safe Always Safe - A “New” Comprehensive Fall Prevention Program from Always Best Care!

Thank you to those of you who attended the Always Safe Webinar on Friday. Always Safe is a fall detection and prevention program that combines home care with 24/7 monitoring by the Philips Lifeline Emergency Medical Response System with AutoAlert. Franchise Owners can use Always Safe to combine comprehensive in-home care for their clients during the day with a fall detection system for evenings and nights. To help market the program, each franchisee has received 100 flyers (for referral sources) and 100 brochures (for consumers)…absolutely free! Each flyer has been personalized with your local contact information, phone number, email address, website domain name. For reprints, please visit the Always Best Care Print Store.

We are encouraging ARs to work with franchise owners on strategies to implement Always Safe with their clients and referral sources.

For questions regarding Philips Lifeline with AutoAlert, how to implement Always Safe in your area, or if you have clients that you would like to sign up for the program, please contact Sheri Sims, your Always Best Care Philip Lifeline Representative, at 916-520-1252. You can also email Sheri at

National Advertising Fund The National Advertising Fund:

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Employer Mandate Delay in Employer Mandate:

The Obama administration announced Monday, 2/10, a delay in the implementation of the requirement that employers provide health insurance for their employees.

We are encouraging ARs to work with franchise owners on strategies to implement Always Safe with their clients and referral sources.

Reported in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and McKnight's Long-Term Care News and Assisted Living on Monday, mid-sized employers with 50 to 99 full-time workers won't have to comply with the law's requirement to provide insurance or pay a fee until 2016. Businesses will have an extra year to phase in health care coverage of employees who work more than 30 hours a week, Treasury Department officials said.

Companies with more workers could avoid some penalties in 2015 if they showed they were offering coverage to at least 70% of full-time workers. Employers with more than 100 employers will be subject to employee-coverage rules under the Affordable Care Act beginning in January 2015.

Thank you to ARs Will Ortale and Ruben Trevino for first communicating this late breaking information.

We will continue to keep you abreast of the latest information regarding the Affordable Care Act Employer Mandate.

For more in-depth information regarding the announcement, please click on the links below.

Article from The Wall Street Journal

Article from USA Today