Tools for providers are being developed in response to health care reforms to help track and promote Assisted Living, Memory Care, and Continuing Care Retirement Communities as powerful partners in care.
Acute care hospitals are being impacted by changes in Medicare reimbursement. They are particularly concerned about patients who return to the hospital within 30 days of being discharged, and have expressed interest in data from other providers about the frequency of readmissions from their settings.
Tools and Resources
The INTERACT (Interventions to Reduce Acute Care Transfers) program aims to improve care quality by focusing on the management of acute changes in residents’ conditions. The program includes clinical and educational tools, as well as care approaches developed specifically for use in Assisted Living.
“INTERACT: Tools for Innovation,” CALA News & Views Winter 2013