AdvaCare Home Services Continues Rapid Pittsburgh Expansion

Advacare Celebrates New Retail Showroom and Selection by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) as an Authorized Pittsburgh MSA Medicare-Contract Supplier for Oxygen Equipment and Supplies.

Pittsburgh, PA, May 31, 2008 --( Tammy Zelenko, President and CEO, AdvaCare Home Services, Inc. announces the grand re-opening celebration, June 9 – 13th of the 405 Freeport Road showroom. The 1,000 square foot showroom was redesigned using an innovative retail store layout for stylish comfort, ease of selection and expanded choice of consumer home health care products. The showroom redesign follows the design of the successful new AdvaCare Beaver store, 572 Third Street, opened in May, 2007. Recognized for creative, warm environments, AdvaCare showrooms are featured in national medical equipment industry presentations. The custom-designed Pittsburgh showroom brings important new home health products and services to caregivers, care recipients and health professionals in the Pittsburgh communities.

Additionally, AdvaCare has been selected by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) as one of the authorized Medicare-contract suppliers for Part B oxygen supplies and equipment to serve the Pittsburgh competitive bidding area (CBA). Beginning July 1, a Medicare beneficiary will be required to use a Medicare-contract supplier in the Pittsburgh area. Pittsburgh was in the first round of 10 CBA’s where CMS selected a limited number of qualifying durable medical equipment providers. Of the total companies in the 10 CBA’s submitting bids in round 1, CMS offered contracts to 23% of the firms. The competitive bidding program offers beneficiaries access to quality products and services with lower out-of-pocket costs. The program will be expanded into 70 additional areas in 2009 and into additional areas after 2009.

“AdvaCare’s long term commitment to advancing support and service depth to Pittsburgh’s home health needs is born out. The newly-designed Pittsburgh showroom serves the growing demand for retail self care and caregiver items, homecare services and health professional supplies. Combined with the award of the CBA Medicare Part B supplier contract, the Gold Seal of Approval by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) and our new retail service showrooms, we provide consumers, patients and professionals with comprehensive retail and third party payer services,” said Zelenko.

AdvaCare celebrates the Grand Re-Opening of the Pittsburgh retail showroom from June 9th to June 13th with daily activities of speakers, demonstrations, caregiver tips, discounts, door prizes and free health screenings.

Schedule of Events:
Mon. June 9th Free Blood Pressure Checks: Ribbon cutting ceremony and reception, 4:00 – 7:00 pm
Tues. June 10th Free Invasive Vein Screening: Leg Health Day, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Wed. June 11th Free Pulse Oximetry Checks: Traveling with Oxygen & Oxygen Safety, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Thurs. June 12th Free CPAP Pressure Checks and Mask Refits
Fri. June 13th Sale on Scrubs, Lab Coats and Accessories

New technologies, home medical equipment services and supplies enable an individual to recuperate, rehabilitate or manage a disability or chronic health condition comfortably in the home. The retail showroom features helpful products and medical equipment for use in the bedroom, bathroom, family room and mobility. Consumer and caregiver items include adaptive bathroom products, bariatric products, scooters and lift chairs. New services include a custom private fitting room for compression hosiery and personal consulting area for training and evaluation. New products for health professionals include scrubs, stethoscopes, and lab coats.

“The Pittsburgh Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) of 2.3 million people has potentially over three-quarter million people seeking homecare products and services – from caregivers and patients to boomers seeking preventative items. We estimate there are a half million adults providing care to an adult friend or relative. (Source: AdvaCare Facts at a Glance: Homecare Services, Demographics and Pittsburgh, PA.MSA) Over 370,000 people over 16 years of age have a disability, (, of which over 156,000 are 65 and older. With the aging Pittsburgh MSA population, over 17% are 65 or older compared to 12% nationally, consumers need the professional expertise, education and products to enhance their quality of life and independent lifestyle. Our knowledgeable professional staff, newly redesigned location, Medicare-contract supplier selection and extensive services provide innovative, up-to-date solutions to help each customer,” said Zelenko.

AdvaCare is locally-owned and a woman-owned regional provider of respiratory and sleep apnea services, medical equipment and supplies with locations in Bridgeville, Pittsburgh and Beaver. AdvaCare Home Services was purchased by Zelenko, a life-long resident of the Pittsburgh area, in 1999 from a seven hospital group where she was originally hired to start AdvaCare Home Services in 1997 as a division of their Integrated Delivery Health System. Advacare has achieved rapid growth under her ownership through a compassionate commitment to the communities it serves. The company is a dedicated supporter and active partner with the American Heart Association and the American Cancer Society.

AdvaCare Home Services, Inc. is a leading locally-owned provider of respiratory services, home medical equipment, retail aids to daily living and health professional supplies, committed to making a difference in people’s lives on a daily basis. AdvaCare provides comprehensive services including clinical oversight of respiratory patients, same day delivery, direct billing of Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance and 24/7 service. AdvaCare has provided care to over 20,000 patients and caregivers and worked with over 1,000 health professionals since 1997 with uncompromising service excellence and community devotion. For more information, call (412) 677 - 1171 and visit

AdvaCare Home Services, Inc.
Tammy Zelenko