Constance Helps Older Patients, Their Families, and Healthcare Providers Focus on What Matters Most.

Overwhelmingly, studies find that non-medical factors, including social, behavioral, and environmental determinants of health, consistently play a substantially larger role than medical factors.”
Taylor, Lauren A et al. “Leveraging the Social Determinants of Health: What Works?” 

Constance provides essential, virtual engagement and companionship to support the emotional health of older adults recovering at home. Regular oversight of wellness drives down the total cost of care for healthcare systems.

The U.S. healthcare landscape has been changing rapidly, reflecting a shift to new value-based payment models that are most often administered through Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs). These organizations include clinicians, hospitals, rehabilitation centers, and other healthcare providers who voluntarily united in efforts to provide coordinated, high-quality care to a designated group of patients. Some private insurance plans contract with ACOs or through Medicare ACOs under the Shared Savings Program, which encourages providers to deliver coordinated, high-quality care to Medicare beneficiaries. Under the emerging organizational model, healthcare and managed service providers are compensated for patient care quality and outcomes, rather than services provided.

Providers now have a strong incentive to find care and cost-saving solutions, especially those from scalable health and wellness technologies, to drive down the total cost of care while putting patients first.

To succeed, new value-based models must adequately address the cost pressure inherent in caring for aging adults. The mental, physical, and social needs of these patients require solutions that incorporate physicians, caregivers, family members, and social service providers, which have proven challenging for health systems to deploy and sustain while using clinically-focused approaches. Older patients, especially those aging independently with chronic conditions, need ongoing social support and monitoring to ensure adherence to care plans and appropriate interventions when complications or new needs are first identified.

Intensive, clinically-based care management programs are often appropriate for the highest-need patients, as the improved outcomes are accompanied by lower costs of care that offset the high program costs. Unfortunately, extending these high-cost programs to every aging person who would benefit from them would not make financial sense.

Download the white paper and learn how to ensure social support for all patients who would benefit. What if it was not simply a matter of applying more clinical resources to monitoring and care coordination, but rather rethinking the core needs of aging adults and applying simple, non-clinical solutions to address them?

Reach out to our team to learn how your healthcare community can save time and money while improving the success of patients after they leave your facility. Email us at hello @ constance.one or call at (717) 500-1386 so we can customize a solution that saves you money and puts patients’ post-discharge quality of life and independence first!

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