When Clare Medical dispatches their clinicians and other healthcare professionals to house-bound seniors across New Jersey, it relies on technology to connect its mobile team and track patient progress.
Lillian Funk, co-owner of Assisting Hands, an in-home care provider in Ashburn, Virginia, believes in the power of family connections. “When the family is engaged, we can deliver better care and provide a better patient experience,” she says.
Private-duty home care providers across the country are celebrating the recent announcement that Medicare Advantage plans will cover non-skilled home care services starting next year. The change will be available to the 21 million seniors who have opted in to the Medicare Advantage plans and is an important step in helping the rapidly growing senior population age safely in their own homes.
We sat down with one of our hospital case managers to better understand how enTouch helps him on a day-to-day basis. What was the biggest thing he said? Communication...it’s a hot topic in healthcare and, in an industry that relies heavily on fax machines, it’s not always easy. Here’s a quick patient story that clearly outlines how increased, real-time communication can have a direct impact on patient care and outcomes.