In March the Directors of Wellness met to discuss the Importance of Integrated Care, which is the main stay of Juniper Communities’ Connect4Life program.
Statistics show when a Community provides three key components; onsite delivery of primary care, a “high-tech” foundation of shared data and a “high-touch” coordinator that facilitates a seamless provision of services, the customer truly benefits. Juniper Communities study compared the population of customers residing in managed care communities and similar frail Medicare recipients. The key results show hospitalizations were reduced by 50%, re-hospitalizations were reduced by over 80%. Further study needs to be done, but these results suggest these positive outcomes are a result of a foundation of excellence and consistent quality of integrated care.
Pictured from left to right are some of our wonderful Directors of Wellness: Susan Deitzler, Lebanon; Missy Ebner, Home Office; Katie Castro, Brookline Senior Living; Veronica Graham, Mount Joy; Muriel Myers, Forest Hills; and Dana Theis, Brookline Rehabilitation and Skilled Care.