Today, there are more than 43 million Americans 65 years or older, with the majority relying on Medicare insurance plans to cover medical expenses. From hospital stays, to home care, to prescription medication plans, choosing the right plan to cover your health needs and wants can be difficult.
Every industry has interruptions in service that require creativity toward resolution. And healthcare is no exception. At Visiting Nurse Association of Ohio, our specialty is filling those gaps in service for patients, clients and families who may need that assistance.
When a loved one has suffered a heart attack or undergone a heart bypass, concern is understandably high. Will he have another heart attack? Was her surgery successful?
Most caregivers spend their time worrying whether their loved ones are safe in their homes or if they require more care than they are able to provide. The constant worry often causes burnout and family complications. But home care services and other resources, give caregivers relief during these stressful times.
In Cuyahoga County, 50% of the clients admitted into the state psychiatric hospital are readmissions. Many of these individuals were unable to access care to achieve optimal health and independence. Rather, they were forced to turn to the hospital systems to receive treatment, continuing what is known as the “Revolving Door Syndrome.” To prevent the reoccurring cycle, community agencies joined forces in hopes of closing the gap for care and created the Bridge Program.