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AccuCare Home Health Care of St. Louis is a 2022 Better Business Bureau® (BBB®) TORCH Award winner for BBB Serving Eastern & Southwest Missouri & Southern Illinois.

The TORCH Awards honor businesses and charities exemplifying high ethics in their treatment of customers, employees, and suppliers. Eleven businesses and two charities were recognized in 2022. “BBB TORCH Awards recognize companies and charities committed to exceptional service and high ethics,” said Michelle L. Corey, BBB St. Louis President and CEO. “These organizations have truly joined BBB’s mission of advancing marketplace trust in an exemplary way, and they are role models for other businesses and nonprofits in the community.”

“Winning a TORCH Award is a tremendous honor for AccuCare Home Health Care because BBB is a trusted and credible source of information for both consumers and businesses alike,” said Jacque Phillips, President and Founder. BBB Accreditation is important because “it demonstrates our transparency and commitment to providing the highest quality of private, in-home health care.”

AccuCare Home Health Care of St. Louis and other TORCH Award winners were recognized at the BBB TORCH Awards reception and luncheon on Thursday, October 20, at the Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis. Click here to see the video played at the Award Ceremony.

A-List Award

AccuCare Home Health Care of St. Louis has been named the Best Home Health Care Company in St. Louis Magazine’s A-List Readers’ Choice Poll.

St. Louis, MO, June 14, 2021 – AccuCare Home Health Care of St. Louis has been named the 2021 Best Home Health Care Company in St. Louis Magazine’s annual A-List Readers’ Choice Poll. Jacqueline B. Phillips, R.N., B.S.N., owner and founder of AccuCare Home Health Care said, “Winning this award is very special because the people of St. Louis took the time to choose us as the Best Home Health Care Company. We are so proud to be recognized in this way.”

“This is an exciting time for AccuCare. For over 25 years we have been serving the St. Louis community and we continue to grow because we build trust with our clients and provide them with the best care based upon their individual needs.”

About St. Louis Magazine’s 2021 A-List Readers’ Choice Poll Each year St. Louis Magazine invites readers to nominate their favorite local businesses, personalities, institutions and more in 200+ categories. The nominations were narrowed down to the top five and from March 15-April 16, readers voted on who tops the list. Winners were announced online in June and in the July 2021 print edition.

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EO St. Louis Entrepreneur of the Year!

Jacqueline B. Phillips, R.N., B.S.N, owner of AccuCare Home Health Care of St. Louis and AccuCare Event Medical, named Entrepreneur of the Year by EO St. Louis.

St. Louis, MO, Aug. 14, 2020 – Jacqueline B. Phillips, R.N., B.S.N., owner and founder of AccuCare Home Health Care of St. Louis and AccuCare Event Medical, is the 2020 recipient of the coveted Entrepreneur of the Year award presented by EO St. Louis. Voted on by her EO peers, Jacque was nominated for this prestigious honor because as St. Louis’ leading provider of in-home health care and medical event services, she had the foresight and expertise needed to develop and offer new COVID-related services which address the changing needs of delivering health care during a pandemic. Jacque helped start the EO St. Louis Chapter in 1993 and served on the board from 2019-2020.

Click to read full press release. JP EO Entreprenuer of 2019-2020 press release

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St. Louis VOYCE Awards

VOYCE strives toward a high quality of life for those living on the long-term care continuum by empowering and educating individuals and families. At the annual Caregiver Awards Luncheon, staff and volunteers who demonstrate excellence and exemplify commitment to quality of long-term care in our service area, are recognized. These honorees do an outstanding job caring for and respecting the rights of those in long-term care.

VOYCE AWARDS
  • 2021 Community Choice Award – Kim Bayne
  • 2019 Exceptional Caregiver Award – Mark Mixon
  • 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award - 20 Years – Jeri Worth

Meet Deanna Rice, the MAHC Paraprofessional Caregiver of the Year

We have exciting news! Recently, one of our very own team members received a prestigious and well-deserved award. Last week, our team traveled to Tan-Tar-A Resort in the Ozarks for the Missouri Alliance for Home Care (MAHC) Annual Conference. There, Deanna Rice received the MAHC Paraprofessional Caregiver of the Year Award. We simply couldn’t be happier for her.

The Missouri Alliance for Home Care is Missouri’s largest trade association representing the interests and concerns of home health agencies, home care companies, hospices and private duty companies. Each year, they honor a paraprofessional caregiver who has gone above and beyond the call of duty by providing care to patients and clients.

Deanna Rice came to AccuCare Home Health Care of St. Louis three years ago, during which time we have seen her mature and develop into a first-rate professional caregiver who sets the standards for how all caregivers should be. Deanna brings experience, energy and empathy to her role. Though she came to AccuCare having worked in other occupational fields, her caregiving experience began ten years prior when she became a caregiver out of a personal family need to help care for her grandfather after he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. To her, she was simply caring for a family member whom she loved greatly, but her family and friends saw how she interacted with him and how patient she was. Deanna’s mother, an AccuCare caregiver at the time and still a team member, influenced her decision to accept a caregiver position with AccuCare.

Deanna shares that her greatest fulfillment has been working with the elderly and giving back each day. She leaves a lasting impression on clients’ lives, and often makes a difference through the “little things,” such as giving an impromptu pedicure, noticing and cleaning a smudge on a client’s glasses, or even giving water to a client’s pet. What’s obvious to her is often missed by other caregivers. She is a special person who puts her energy, heart and soul into everything she does. She is always ready for the next challenge and has kind words for every person she meets.

When Deanna isn’t working, she enjoys traveling with her husband and soul mate Willie. They enjoy spending a great deal of time with their large family, which includes Deanna’s three younger siblings and 21 nieces and nephews. They also love spoiling their “fur babies,” Diva and Lilly, whom she describes as being “treated better than most two-legged children.” Deanna enjoys time outdoors, decorating cakes, and working with dog rescues.

Deanna has a big heart and is highly regarded by all of us at AccuCare. She is an incredible role model for our team of caregivers. Thank you, Deanna, for all that you do for our team and for those in our care. Congratulations!

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