HealthFlex Blog

Valentine’s Day, Heart Month and Love - HealthFlex wishes all of our patients, their families, and our amazing staff throughout the S.F. Bay Area a very Happy Valentine’s Day and National Heart Month. More
Honoring Florence Nightingale With 2020 “Year of the Nurse” - The World Health Organization (WHO) has designated 2020 as the “Year of the Nurse and Midwife”, in honor of the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth. Born into a wealthy British family in Florence, Italy, in 1820, she was the self-taught “pioneer of modern nursing” who proved that London hospital patients died at a rate of 90% while those who were sick and did not go to a hospital died at a 60% rate. In 1860, she established the world’s first professional nursing school at St. Thomas Hospital in London. “The Nightingale Pledge” –– taken by new nurses, and the Florence Nightingale Medal, which was the highest international distinction that a nurse can receive, were names in her honor. Because of the groundbreaking work of Ms. Nightingale, we thank our incredible nursing team who follow boldly in her trailblazing footsteps. Happy Year of the Nurse from HealthFlex! More
Happy Holidays from HealthFlex - The founders of HealthFlex, our staff, and all of our families want to wish all of our patients and your families a very Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanzaa, and a very blessed holiday season! May all of your holiday wishes come true! We also want to thank each and every one of our clinicians and our dedicated office team for their hard work throughout 2019, especially in helping us to be named to many prestigious awards this year. So from our homes to yours, we wish you a very bright and very cheerful holiday season. More
We’re Giving Thanks - At this time of year, HealthFlex wants to give thanks to all of our clinicians, our office team, as well as referring doctors, hospitals, and senior living communities. In particular, we want to give thanks to all of our current and past patients, and their families, throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. So from our families to yours, we wish you a Happy Thanksgiving weekend. We hope it is filled with good food, good friends, good football games, and the beginning of a joyous holiday season. More
More Awards –– HomeCare Elite Top 500 Agencies for 2019 - The awards keep piling up for HealthFlex! We’ve just been named as one of HomeCare® Elite’s Top 500 Agencies for the 4th year in a row. For 14 years now, the HomeCare Elite® recognition program has listed the top 25 percent of home health agencies in the country. They are proud to name HealthFlex among the 2019 HomeCare Elite. Brought to you by ABILITY Network® and DecisionHealth, HomeCare Elite honors the top-performing agencies as measured by five categories: Quality of care (outdoors), Best practice implementation (process measures),Quality improvement and consistencyPatient experience (HHCAHPS) and Financial health. The HomeCare Elite recognizes the Top 100 and Top 500 providers nationwide. Out of 8,818 agencies considered, 2,207 are HomeCare Elite… and out of that number, only 1,423 repeated recognition from 2018 to 2019. More
HealthFlex Is A Great Place to Work – But Don’t Just Take Our Word For It - Because of our strong core values and exceptional service to hundreds of families across six  San Francisco Bay Area counties, HealfhFlex is extremely proud of our awards and honors, from the BBB to the Inc. 5000. However, as of the date of this particular blog, here is the most recent list of HealthFlex awards and accreditations: CMS (Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services) Five-Star Quality RatedNational Association of Business Resources “Best and Brightest Places to Work”: 2016, 2017 and 2018Inc. “5000 Top Fastest Growing Companies” 2018 and 2019San Francisco Business Times: Top Women-Owned Businesses San Francisco Business Times Fastest Growing Companies Home Care Elite: Top 500 for 2016, 2017 and 2018National Association for Home Care & Hospice: 2019Better Business Bureau:  A+ Rating  Home Care & Hospice, Member 2019Quality Improvement Organizations (Health Services Advisory Group)Community Health Accreditation Program (CHAP) HealthFlex Awards Testimonials “So happy with my job at HealthFlex.” “Great people, benefits, communication, easy access to management. They hosted a few outings for us that were so much fun. They sponsor local organizations and businesses. Really great company to work for. I’ve been with them for just over 2 years now.” – Current Employee in Oakland, CA. “Best nurse I ever had.”… More
What is the HealthFlex Home Health Care Advantage? - Our comprehensive team of highly trained, compassionate clinicians consistently provides understanding, nurturing care, and ongoing support for Bay Area home health care. This is the HealthFlex Home Health Care Advantage: We were founded by nurses in 2012 with a mission to always put people first.We’re committed to providing a superior level of care in your home, highly ethical practices, and giving back to our communities.As a 5-Star Medicare Rated CMS company, we have more than 230 California-certified HealthFlex clinicians who have provided services to more than 6,000 Bay Area families with over 113,000 in-home visits in nearly 70 Bay Area cities.Our Home Health Care has the power to change your life: to restore dignity, maintain stability, and enable your remaining years to be among your best years.Our Hospice Care provides compassionate care for you or your loved one in your home, assisted living facility, or memory care community.Today, we’re extremely proud to be one of the largest, independently owned companies in Bay Area home health care, as well as in Northern California, focusing on the patient/customer, employee, provider, and clinician experiences. A HealthFlex Home Health Care Advantage Testimonial “All the people at HealthFlex were pleasant and did their jobs professionally...… More
Feel Good Friday - This story of love and friendship was written by one of the HealthFlex Physical Therapists. We hope you enjoy it. More
HealthFlex Placed in 2019 5000 Most Successful Companies in America. Again. - We want to thank Inc. Magazine for recognizing HealthFlex as one of America's 5000 Fastest Growing Companies for a second year in a row. Our 2019 Inc. 5000 Rank was #603 nationwide. This is truly amazing achievement was made possible by our dedicated, compassionate staff... Thank you!  “When your entire team shares a passion for helping others, we’ve proved –– time and again –– that truly great things can happen!”, said Sofia Koshevatsky, co-founder and CEO. “We are so excited to be transforming the way healthcare is delivered at home.” This 2019 Inc. 5000 acknowledgement is just the latest recognition earned by HealthFlex. Earlier this month, we were featured in a front page article in the San Francisco Business Times and received a 2019 Better Business Bureau TORCH Award for Ethics. #inc5000 #healthcare #homehealth #careathome #lovewhatwedo #nursing #physicaltherapy #homeiswherethecareis #healthflex #getflex More
Look who is featured in The San Francisco Business Times… HealthFlex! - Oakland-based company aims to keep patient care for the elderly at home in the Bay Area. Every company wants to be featured in the news. But not every company is fortunate enough to have that opportunity.  HealthFlex did –– and we are truly honored to be acknowledged by our community with a front cover article on August 1, 2019 in the San Francisco Business Times. Wyatt Kroopf, a writer at the Times, just published a story about our fast-growing company that’s now working with such healthcare giants as Dignity Health, Kaiser Permanente, and doctor network Brown and Toland. Since 2012, we have invested in quality –– for both patient care and our employees’ well-being –– offering robust benefits and creating a strong, nurturing workplace. Those steps helped pave the way for HealthFlex’s growth to over 240 employees with a low turnover rate. “We want to develop our private duty sector so that we can be a one-stop hub,” said Alex Koshevatsky. “We want to be able to provide all the services that a patient needs in a home setting.” Download PDF. More
2019 Torch Award for Ethics - HealthFlex is honored to be named the '2019 Better Business Bureau TORCH AWARD for ETHICS' Winner! 🏆This prestigious award takes into consideration ethical management and business practices as well as our commitment to the community. We are so proud and grateful to be the only Home Health Agency in the Bay Area to have won this amazing recognition. 🤩Thank you so much to our dedicated employees for making it possible! 👩‍⚕️👨‍⚕️ More
Why HealthFlex was founded by nurses - There are dozens of home healthcare companies in the San Francisco Bay Area. But only one was founded by nurses, for nurses, to make a real difference in how we treat our patients. More
What our clients say about HealthFlex Home Health Services - Every week, more than 230 HealthFlex Home Health Services nurses and clinicians travel to clients in nearly 70 cities all over the Bay Area to help them stay in their homes. More
Defining home health care - There are hundreds of San Francisco Bay Area home health care companies. So how do you choose the one that is the right fit for you or your loved one when it’s needed most? More
nurse senior patient HealthFlex receives 5 Star rating from Medicare for Patient Outcomes and Quality of Care! - We are proud to announce that HealthFlex has once again, been awarded a 5 Star rating from Medicare for Patient Outcomes and Quality of Care! More
Slow Your Roll, Enjoying the Little Things in Life - One of the best – and easiest – ways we can support our own mental and emotional well-being is by remembering to slow down and appreciate the little things in life. This isn’t a virtue that is often supported in our culture, which often touts the benefits of “life in the fast lane” or “going for broke.” But it’s still important – and even more so as we grow older. More
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Sleep Tips: A Good Night’s Rest is Part of a Healthy Lifestyle - Your overall mood and energy levels during the day are highly influenced by the kind of sleep you’re getting at night. Unfortunately, many older adults report difficulties sleeping through the night, and as a result, they have lower energy during the day. There are a number of things you can do to make sure you are getting the kind of natural, productive sleep you need to stay mentally focused and emotionally balanced and have a great day. More
Tips on How to Keep Your Teeth Healthy and Clean - Brushing and flossing teeth every day is vital to making sure they stay healthy. Plaque – the enemy of healthy teeth – can build up quickly on teeth that are not brushed regularly. More
The Power and Rewards of Meditation - Meditation isn’t just for cloistered monks anymore – it’s becoming increasingly popular in mainstream culture as a method for reducing stress, improving emotional and mental well-being, and grounding oneself. Meditation is practiced by everyone from yoga instructors to high-powered attorneys and can be done in many different ways. More