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RCare takes home top prize at LeadingAge Idea Sharks Competition

BOSTON, Nov. 17, 2015 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- RCare, Inc. was recognized for innovation in the aging/technology industry at the November LeadingAge Annual Meeting in Boston.  RCare competed with other firms for cash awards before a panel of industry experts in the "LeadingAge Idea Sharks" event hosted by the conference.

Judges evaluated each solution for innovation in the area of senior care. RCare's VP of US sales, Greg Meade, presented the company's wireless nurse call system, RCare Mobile.  It features an smartphone-based handset for caregivers in senior living facilities which, in addition to allowing them to receive traditional nurse call notifications, can also track their time and activities at the point of care.  RCare Mobile also increases staff efficiency with the "I Got It" feature, allowing a staff member to "own" a call,  avoiding duplication of efforts and increasing caregiver staff accountability.

Video of the event can be seen here:

This is not the first time RCare has been recognized for innovation.  Myron Kowal, founder and president of the firm, was recently interviewed on Empowered Patient Radio with host Karen Jagoda and has the most robust, comprehensive and technologically advanced nurse call platform in the long term care industry.

"It's an honor to take home the top prize at such an esteemed event," said RCare CEO Myron Kowal. "To show our gratitude and give back to the innovation community in long term care, we have matched the cash award and donated it all back to the Larry Minnix Innovations Fund".

"We are grateful to members like RCare for their fresh ideas and innovative solutions in the aging field," said LeadingAge President and CEO Larry Minnix. "Congratulation on winning our inaugural Idea Sharks contest at our Annual Meeting in Boston and for your generous donation to the Larry Minnix Leadership Development Fund."

Minnix has served as the CEO of LeadingAge for nearly 15 years and will be retiring later this year.  The fund bearing his name seeks to catalyze innovation among nonprofit providers of aging services by funding programs that promise to have a demonstrable impact on residents, clients, families, employees or the broader community.

About RCare: RCare is a provider of UL 1069 Tested wireless nurse call and personal emergency response systems for the entire spectrum of eldercare and senior living. RCare components integrate into a variety of healthcare communication systems to create efficient and verifiable responses to medical emergencies. RCare works together with distribution partners to build individualized, flexible and seamless systems to enhance professional caregiving teams and their residents.

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