HomeCare Connect builds home mods staff

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

WINTER PARK, Fla. – HomeCare Connect, a company that manages the quality and cost of home health, DME, home modifications, O&P and medical supplies for workers’ compensation patients and payers, has hired Michelle “Nickcola” Wallace as complex care transition manager. She will ensure that seriously injured workers receive appropriate home modifications and DME in a timely and cost effective manner. “Early intervention is key,” said Wallace, a certified aging-in-place specialist or CAPS, a designation program that teaches technical, business management and customer service skills related to modifying homes for the disabled and/or aging populations. “The sooner the home is prepared for the injured worker, the sooner they can be discharged. Being at home is better for the injured worker and their family, and can save thousands of dollars a day on facility fees.” For the past 12 years, Wallace has held high-level positions with complex care companies in group health and workers’ compensation, most recently as home modification specialist, catastrophic/complex care for Orchid Medical.