Independence Plus Blog
A phrase that you will hear often at Independence Plus is “patient-first mentality.” For more than three decades we have been committed to providing people with complex medical and respiratory needs the opportunity to live fulfilling lives at home. It has long been our goal to expand our coverage area and bring our brand of quality services to people who don’t have access to the type of complex healthcare Independence Plus routinely offers at home. We kicked that plan into high gear when we opened an office in the San Antonio, Texas area in 2019. Lucky for us, earlier this year we found Cecilia “Ceci” Haynes, whose dedication to the healthcare industry and passion for providing the best possible patient care made her the perfect fit for our team!
With more than three decades in business, Independence Plus is growing rapidly with the goal of bringing our services to the many people who need us. As we continue to expand our coverage area, we are always looking for professionals who are committed to our mission to provide exemplary care and services for people at home with complex medical and respiratory needs. When we first met Marisa Scherman, we were quickly impressed with her vast experience, work ethic, and passion for helping others. We are proud to welcome Marisa as the newest member of our sales team, covering our Wisconsin and Northern Illinois markets.
Social media is an important communication vehicle for individuals and businesses alike. At Independence Plus, we use it to help others experience what healthcare at home means to us.
Independence Plus is unique in the home healthcare field because we specialize in providing home care for adult and pediatric patients with complex medical and respiratory needs. We also offer three service lines – Skilled Hourly Home Nursing, Home Health Visits and High-Tech Medical Equipment. As we continue to grow our company and expand our coverage area we are always looking for dynamic professionals to join our team. Last year we were thrilled to welcome Carrie Pierce, BS, RRT, RCP, to oversee the operations of our practice with emphasis in our complex equipment division.
Our Quality Assurance team at Independence Plus, Inc. (IPI) is vital to our success and our new Director of Process Improvement, Tom Tassone, MSW, is leading the charge to ensure we continue to deliver the highest quality of care to our patients.
At Independence Plus, Inc. (IPI), we are committed to our mission of providing exemplary care and services for people at home with complex medical and respiratory needs. As we continue to grow our company and expand our coverage area we are always looking for professionals who share our passion and patient-first mentality. As the newest member of our sales team, Transition Care Specialist Beth Bruns, RD, LDN, is all of that and much more.
At Independence Plus, Inc., our Quality Assurance team is vital to our success, designing policies and procedures to promote the best possible patient outcomes. We are always looking for the best and brightest team members, but we really hit the jackpot when we found our QA Assistant, Danielle L. With a passion for nursing informatics, she is a key player as IPI continues development of Electronic Medical Records for Home Nursing.
At Independence Plus, Inc. (IPI), every member of our staff is committed to our mission of providing exemplary care and services for people at home with complex medical and respiratory needs. One essential part of our team is our Healthcare Liaisons, who work around-the-clock to schedule our patients’ shifts and meet their needs as much as their benefits allow. It takes a special person to fill this role, and that is exactly what we have found in Eduardo “Ed” D., our Senior Healthcare Liaison.
Whether you’re a night nurse by trade or pick up an overnight shift every now and then, check out our “Tips and Tricks” infographic for surviving the night shift in homecare. See what works for you. We are all unique!
Education is at the forefront of everything we do at Independence Plus, Inc. (IPI). Upon hire, our nurses (even the experienced ones) are immersed in a hands-on training and education program designed to prepare them to provide the best possible care for patients with complex medical and respiratory needs living at home. Our education is ongoing, even after they are working in the field.
After completing Independence Plus, Inc.’s Home Nursing Residency, Mary D. RN, BSN, quickly became known as a skilled field nurse with a positive attitude and a commitment to providing the best care possible for her patients. When an opening was available on IPI’s Home Nursing Clinical Management Team, she was the perfect fit.
At Independence Plus, Inc. (IPI), we are committed to our mission of providing exemplary care and services for people at home with complex medical and respiratory needs. To help us reach that goal, we hire professionals who share our passion and never lose sight of our patient-first mentality. We were thrilled to recently welcome to our team someone who fits that bill perfectly. Madeline “Maddie” Vollers is IPI’s new Medical Equipment Specialist.
After graduating from Independence Plus, Inc.’s Home Nursing Residency and working in the field with our medically complex patients, Gwen S., RN, quickly became known to her colleagues as a nurse with a passionate and committed attitude. Her patient-centered focus not only gained her the respect of IPI’s entire clinical team, but also made her the perfect candidate when a clinical manager position opened recently.
Last week Independence Plus, Inc. underwent our re-accreditation survey by CHAP (Community Health Accreditation Program). We welcomed CHAP surveyors into our administrative office and several patient homes and the results were zero deficiencies in all three service lines!
Are you a retired nurse or nearing retirement, but considering a rewarding and flexible post-retirement job? Independence Plus, Inc. (IPI) is looking for experienced nurses, with a proven track record of excellence to help provide ICU-level nursing care 1:1 in a patient’s home. Work a schedule that fits your lifestyle, while keeping your skills sharp and changing the lives of adult and pediatric patients with complex medical and respiratory needs!
The past month has been a very exciting time at Independence Plus, Inc. (IPI)! Not only did we move to a new location, allowing us the space to expand our simulation lab and bolster our teaching facilities, we also welcomed a very talented nurse educator to our clinical education team! Sharon Celia, BS, RN, is IPI’s new Assistant Director of Clinical Services, bringing with her more than 25 years experience as a nurse and a robust background as a leader and educator.
Independence Plus, Inc.’s CEO, Danilo Coité, MD, was recently a guest on an episode of the System Execution podcast, hosted by Vera Fischer. System Execution is a podcast that highlights the strategy and systems behind today’s successful companies to help business leaders get a better outcome.
AffloVest®: Allowing people with severe respiratory diseases to live a more active, healthy life! Now offered through Independence Plus, Inc.
At Independence Plus, Inc. (IPI), our mission is to provide exemplary care and services for people at home with complex medical and respiratory needs. To help us reach that goal, we offer the latest state-of-the-art equipment that allows our patients to live their best possible lives. One such product is AffloVest®, the first fully mobile, battery-operated High Frequency Chest Wall Oscillation (HFCWO) vest. Patients with severe respiratory diseases such as bronchiectasis, cystic fibrosis, and other neuromuscular diseases can benefit from this physician-prescribed treatment, according to the manufacturer, International Biophysics Corporation of Austin, TX.