Did You Know...

Statistics show that 1 in 5 Medicare patients, age 60 + with diagnoses such as congestive heart failure, pneumonia and COPD, are readmitted to the hospital within 30 days of discharge.

Care Transitions

Statistics show that 20% of hospitalized Medicare beneficiaries are readmitted to the hospital within 30 days. Senior Services is developing pilot programs with local hospitals to reduce preventable hospital readmissions for older adults. Senior Services staff are certified in The Care Transition Intervention™ model, an evidence based program developed by Dr. Eric Coleman. They act as Care Transition coaches, empowering patients to better manage their chronic conditions and achieve personal health goals. Research has shown that The Care Transition Intervention™ is highly effective in resolving issues that may lead to re-hospitalization, such as confusion about the discharge plan, lack of understanding about the chronic condition, and failure to receive timely follow up care.

Check with your hospital care team to see if Senior Services Care Transitions Program is available for you or a loved one!

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