October 26, 2011:TripleTree Recognizes SeniorBridge for "Getting a Handle on Complex Chronic Conditions"
The first report in a series of new research by TripleTree entitled, “Innovation & the Health Care Needs of Seniors” recognizes SeniorBridge's unique model of care in a section entitled "Getting a Handle on Complex Chronic Conditions." Below is an excerpt from the report.
Individual condition management, with care plans designed and delivered in "silos" rarely improve outcomes and run the risk of adverse medication reactions, duplicative testing and conflicting messages to patients and their families. Appropriate care delivery requires a more comprehensive and coordinated view of the individual. Proactive and continuous chronic illness management with resources and care plans designed to balance the risk and benefits across the complexity of each patient's condition, offers the best opportunity for preventing and slowing disease progression and optimizing outcomes.
SeniorBridge provides home-based care management programs that are especially beneficial to those with significant chronic, and often times multiple, medical conditions. Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, congestive heart failure (CHF) and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are of particular note in this regards. The company's geriatric care mangers lead coordinated care delivery teams to provide a range of in-home services customized for the unique needs of each individual.
Unlike most home care service providers, SeniorBridge has to date operated largely under a retail / private pay model suggesting a perception among seniors of meaningful value for the Company's programs and high-touch service market (via health plan sponsors) as the need for more effective chronic care management in the home is recognized.
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