HCAOA member Bob Roth, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Cypress HomeCare Solutions, founded in 1994 and former HCAOA Board of Directors member, was recently awarded a grant of $419,210.06 – the ONLY home care agency out of 61 awardees. The grant will fund a partnership between Cypress and HCAOA Associate members Nevvon and PocketRN to empower family caregivers with training so they can better care for their loved ones, access to a virtual nurse to provide continuity of care, and monetary support for the family caregiver who often leaves their job to care for their family member.
HCAOA spoke with Roth, and he shared the strategy behind the partnerships with Nevvon and PocketRN and their mission to bring value-based care to the Medicaid population.
Roth recounted his initial encounter with James Cohen, Co-Founder and CEO of Nevvon, during the HCAOA National Home Care Advocacy Day in Washington, DC, in May 2018. Reflecting on their meeting, Roth remarked, "James and I hit it off right away. We became fast friends." This serendipitous meeting laid the foundation for a collaboration between Cypress and Nevvon, highlighting the significance of forging meaningful partnerships in the home care sector. As a result of his 20-year tenure in the Phoenix home care industry, Roth connected with longtime friend Nancy Gillette, PocketRN's Chief Growth Officer, to forge the relationship between their organizations. From there, the “Triad of Innovation” was born.
The collaboration between Cypress, a home care service provider, Nevvon, a home care compliance training platform for caregivers, and Pocket RN, a telehealth solution provider, underscores the synergistic benefits of combining caregiver training with access to nursing services. Roth stated, "Caregiver training and access to nursing is really powerful." He elaborated on the potential of this partnership to empower family caregivers with the necessary tools to deliver high-quality care effectively.
Roth highlighted the importance of collaboration and innovation in reimagining care delivery, particularly in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. He emphasized, "In order to innovate, you have to collaborate." Underscoring the importance of harnessing technology and collaboration to drive positive change in the industry.
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