Optonome Is A Home Healthcare Marketplace allowing community members to access value-based care. The HIPAA compliant mobile application was first used to help manage home and community services for adults with autism and intellectual disabilities in licensed homes, apartments and community settings. In those settings, DSP’s supported waiver participants to achieve optimum autonomy without the extra burden staff turnover or housing expenses. With Optonome, participants can receive the enhanced direct support professional (DSP) services helping them ahieve their goals as outlined in individual support plans(ISP) to live more independent lives.
Consumers Can Live More Independent Lives – Transition into comfortable settings to focus on skill-building (social determinant of health), job opportunities (the majority of adults with disabilities are unemployed) and social capital to reach their goals (ability to participated in free goal-oriented activities).
Licensed healthcare professionals – By forming a national clinical team all services are continuously improved to help consumers receive optimal care and independence at all times and locations. With Optonome, clinical oversight is attached to all billed services giving care team members peace of mind that their loved ones are receiving the best care.
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.