Optonome Is A Home Healthcare Marketplace allowing your local community to easily access value-based care. Anyone can access the mobile application with HIPAA compliance. Optonome has been tested for more than 30,000 hours training DSP’s in-home and community settings while they offered long term non-medical and medical services to Medicaid waiver consumers. These consumers could require direct support professional (DSP) support services to help them achieve their goals as outlined in their individual support plans(ISP) and live independent lives.
DSP’s Are Very Efficient Using Optonome To Help Consumers Live Independent Lives – allowing them transition from family homes, hospitals or institutions into community settings to focus on their skill building (social determinant of health), get a job (majority of adults with disabilities are unemployed) and reach their goals (ability to participated in free goal-oriented activities).
Using Optonome, healthcare professionals can offer value-based care 10 minutes from where they live offering subsidized housing and job opportunities to consumers and local community members.
Optonome offers FREE DSP training to the general public helping anyone support a family member or friend. If interested in earning up to $50 per hour, the user is then able to be tested and become a certified DSP. Certified DSPs provide value based care using Optonome.
- DSP’s can properly train and receive professional mentorship to be more successful
- DSP’s can earn a living wage
- Consumers, families, and advocates will understand their rights and opportunities to reach their long term goals.
- Service delivery is proactively monitored to reduce allegations of waste, fraud, abuse or neglect.
- Auditors can easily view required regulatory documentation for medical and non-medical services delivery
A Message From Our Founder & CEO Dennis Dicker
Our story started as a home health agency in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania supporting adults with autism and intellectual disabilities as they transition out of hospitals, institutions and families homes – wanting to live more independent lives. At the time there was no safety net in place and local home health agencies could not support them and their unique needs. Believe it or not, running a home health agency is very difficult when supporting someone with unique needs, it is complex and expensive and home health agencies everywhere are losing money as a result of the DSP crisis and the many requirements needed to stay in compliance that could otherwise be passed onto DSP’s increasing their wages or to clients helping them improve their social determinants of health.
Optonome was built so that those with healthcare needs can achieve optimum autonomy and true independence while improving their social determinants of health, anywhere. This cannot be done with traditional methods and Optonome is happy to steer the home healthcare industry in the right direction to help DSP’s improve their skill sets, increase pay to living wages so they can reach their goals, and help those with healthcare needs receive the healthcare they need no matter their location without fraud, abuse or neglect.