Hospital Readmission Rate Cut by Collaboration with Senior Resource Group
The Senior Resource Group in San Diego said that working with healthcare providers is key to reducing the rate of rehospitalization for the elderly. The owners, developers and operators of the 32 communities have data that is able to support this belief.
Isaac Hagerman, vice president of health and quality at SRG stated that discharging them does not always mean the individual is completely recovered. There are many cases when they are not recovered which can cause issues by going to back to daily life.
He added that SRG ensures that this program can provide special support for hospitalized patients during hospitalization and after discharge from the hospital.
SRG says that they work with hospital administrators, discharge planners, as well as other types of agencies to help reduce the readmission rates to the hospital by focusing on key factors that can lead to readmissions.
Elderly residents are provided with health information as a reference when they are admitted to the hospital.
Care is coordinated when residents are discharged from the hospital and returned to the elderly community.
The care from the doctor is done quickly but efficiently.
Follow up and prescriptions is coordinated with SRG drug management services to take the drug at the right time and at the right dose.
If necessary, coordinate the renovation of the home and the renovation of the on-site rehabilitation service area.
The patient has a follow up meeting after 7 days after being discharged.
Contact 24 hours a day with a registered nurse is planned to help assess any changed within the status of the patient and an action plan is developed.
Training data as well as results will be continuously collected. Once a patient returns to their home or community after rehabilitation, the SRG Evidence based health program will be there to promote health, while focusing on lowering deterioration and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
According to SRG, the 30-day readmission rate is less than 10% by focusing on the key factors that may lead to readmission of patients. The company said that with more than three years of results and data tracking, the average for the last year dropped to 9.2%. This average is for people who are 84 years of age or older. However, the readmission rate for people who are over 65 is still at 20%.
In addition, SRG said that according to the National Statistics Center, 8.8% of the company’s community residents went to the emergency department in January, while the national average of the whole industry averaged at 14%.
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