Tracking outcomes after a discharge and other changes in residents’ conditions can help promote Assisted Living, Memory Care, and Continuing Care Retirement Communities as powerful partners in care.
Acute care hospitals are impacted by Medicare reimbursement that penalizes readmissions. Hospitals are particularly concerned about patients who return to the hospital within 30 days of being discharged, and are looking for cost-effective ways to reduce these readmissions. They continue to express 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