Geriatrician Juergen Bludau, M.D. Joins Seniorbridge Physician-Advisor Program In Support Of Complex Care Teams For Frail Elderly
Internationally Known Harvard University Physician to Collaborate With Firm’s Boston Office to Develop Protocols to Improve Health & Quality of Life
(BOSTON, MA) June 3, 2008
- SeniorBridge, a specialized organization that serves seniors and their families by managing complex, chronic care in the home and other settings, announced that Juergen Bludau, M.D. will serve as Physician Advisor to its Boston area clinical team of geriatric care managers, nurses, and social workers. An internationally known expert on geriatric medicine and chronic care, Dr. Bludau is Director of the Geriatric Ambulatory Care Center at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, and also serves as Co-Director of the Annual Harvard Geriatric Review Course, Harvard Medical School. Dr. Bludau will provide oversight and support to the clinical team -- further enhancing the delivery of care provided to those with chronic, complex medical needs. Dr. Bludau will contribute to the objectives of the Boston Branch by consulting with the care team to provide insight into clients’ care plans by sharing knowledge, ideas and new information to augment the delivery of care. These will include: new care approaches; technology and medical best practices; building a system to tie SeniorBridge more directly to the Boston medical community to improve collaboration with specialists, primary care physicians, and other healthcare professionals to meet the needs of SeniorBridge clients.
“We are honored that Dr. Bludau has embraced the SeniorBridge care model and will work with us to build the best possible solutions to managing complex, chronic care in the home and other outpatient settings,” said SeniorBridge president & CEO Eric C. Rackow, M.D. “Boston, with its rich clinical resources, is an excellent market in which to pilot this advanced care concept. We also look forward to Dr. Bludau’s thought leadership in collaboration with the members of our Professional Advisory Board.”
Dr. Bludau is a prolific author of articles on all areas of geriatric medicine. He lectures internationally to both healthcare professionals and consumers. Among numerous contributions to the field of geriatrics, he has developed curricula and guidelines on chronic geriatric care for nurses.
“Excellent geriatric care is achieved through excellent nursing care,” said Dr. Bludau. “The geriatrician can guide the process, but the daily caregiver serves as our eyes and ears. By integrating professional geriatric care management and social work with nursing, SeniorBridge has created an innovative and high quality service for both its clients and their families. It will be exciting to help the Boston team take their care to an even higher level.”
SeniorBridge, founded in 2000 and with offices throughout the United States, is a provider of care at home for clients who have complex chronic health conditions. The company’s unique Integrated Practice Model addresses the total well-being of clients and their families through a comprehensive program that includes assessment, planning, service coordination, advocacy and direct care by a multidisciplinary team led by a professional geriatric care manager.
The full range of services is personalized according to the level of need and preference. The SeniorBridge program is especially beneficial for patients with complex problems, including chronic medical illnesses such as Congestive Heart Failure and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases, and memory disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease, and patients who require close oversight and management of care.
SeniorBridge is a knowledge-based professional organization that benefits from the support of its advisory board of internationally-known experts on geriatric issues.
SeniorBridge has its corporate headquarters at 845 Third Avenue, New York NY 10022. It provides its services from 16 locations. Its Boston office is located at 1320 Centre Street Suite 400, Newton, MA 02459. For further information visit www.seniorbridge.com