Home Health Partnerships
Hi. I’m Ayasha Thomason.
And I’m Heather Stallings.
And today we’re going to talk about our new partnership with home health companies.
We have started working with different home health companies to service residents outside of long term care. So what we’ve seen with COVID is a lot of people are not wanting to get out of their homes and go see their primary care doctors. They’re too scared to get out. They want to stay home, and that’s what they’re being told to do, this high risk population. So we have teamed up to start providing some primary care in the home and also just like urgent care needs where we come in if they’ve got some kind of acute problem that we can come in and see and follow them on.
So in light of COVID what we’ve seen across the board in our nursing homes and skilled nursing facilities is a drop in census. And people are having their surgeries or going to the hospital for whatever reason they’re going to the hospital for, and then they’re discharged. And their family members know that if they put them in a skilled nursing facility right now, they’re not going to get to visit them and they’re not going to get to see them. So a lot of them are doing rehab at home. And so we can work with home health companies and organize the therapy needs at home while also managing their chronic conditions.
Even prior to Coleman, it’s just some people just don’t have the proper access. Some need need transportation. And, you know, family members are working or they don’t have somebody that can come pick them up and take them to appointments. It could be a matter of not having the amount of money. Some with Medicare/medicaid. They need those vans, and you only can get that certain amount of time, certain days, and it’s difficult. So beyond just the COVID issue, access to transportation, access to managed care is pretty difficult. So we’re making that a lot easier for the patients.