Pilot Program Seeks to Improve Healthcare Delivery to Assisted Living Communities

                                South Carolina House Calls (SCHC) is piloting a new care initiative for Assisted Living communities designed to provide the same patient care model used for private residences. The model has successfully eliminated unnecessary hospitalizations by increasing patient visits through both face-to-face and telemedicine visits. By seeing a patient sooner and more often after a medical event like an illness, hospitalization, or rehabilitation, positive outcomes increase exponentially.  

In addition to the emotional strain residents face when first entering an assisted living, they will often have socialization, nutritional, and deferred medical issues, including medication adherence. Using a provider during the transition helps establish a healthcare benchmark. A provider who performs an overall healthcare assessment, including pharmaceuticals and mental health evaluations, gains the information necessary to implement a proactive care plan.   

SCHC, with a wealth of management experience in operating and administering assisted living communities, is uniquely positioned to understand the challenges facing today's operators. Having the right healthcare partner can lead to a community experiencing better overall health, protect their census, and provide residents an ability to live a fuller and more active lifestyle.  

SC House Calls is a network of nearly 300 medical professionals providing In-home medical house calls and Telehealth visits to Private Residences, Assisted Living Communities, and Skilled Nursing Facilities. SC House Calls serves all 46 Counties of South Carolina. New patient registration, appointments, and  
24-7 access to medical professionals is available through its Center for Telehealth @ 800-491-0909
                            
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