If people were asked their personal opinion about whether they would prefer a lengthy hospital stay or the ability to be at home while they recovered, most would likely argue for the latter. That’s because home is a far more comfortable setting than a hospital room, even one that might be considered private.
In order to make this more reasonable and possible for millions of people, the right support system and care level needs to be in place at the home. In other words, visiting nurses can be a valuable asset, but unless they are there as live in caregivers, how would a patient be monitored 24 hours a day?
That’s where the spirit of technological innovation becomes instrumental in helping drive the home care industry. For some, this spirit of looking to the future and taking advantage of various innovations is a key to the future growth and strength of the in home health care services community. When people have access to care on their terms, it can improve mental outlook, emotional state of mind, and ultimately physical health and results.
One such organization that is envisioning positive growth through innovation is CommonSpirit Health. According to a press release published by the Associated Press titled, CommonSpirit health brings Hospital-Level Care into the Comfort of the Home with Contessa:
““CommonSpirit Health envisions a future for health care with more access points so patients can receive care on their terms,” said Rich Roth, who leads strategic innovation for CommonSpirit Health. “Our work with Contessa will bring recommended intensive outpatient care into the comfort of one’s home so that we can improve health outcomes and help enhance the overall health of our communities. Finding ways to provide high-quality access to care in low cost settings is an essential component of how we must deliver care for the future.””
Contessa is a ‘turnkey’ operation that focuses on providing a risk-based model to help people determine the viability of being able to recover or receive their primary medical attention at home as opposed to a hospital environment or nursing home facility.
When more people have the opportunity to remain at home, even while facing significant health challenges and other risk factors, it not only improves the quality of results and chances of recovery, it also reduces expenses commonly associated with a potentially lengthy hospital stay. With these combined factors improving, there is great motivation to continue pressing forth and encourage the spirit of innovation that’s helping to reshape in-home care services.
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