Demand for quality healthcare is high, especially now as the baby boomer generation gets older and as we battle the COVID-19 pandemic. According to Etactics, by 2050 there will be 83.7 million people over 65 years of age who will rely on Medicare and the healthcare system. With the demand for medical services ramping up, the healthcare industry needs to adopt innovations to secure a healthy future. This will undoubtedly play an integral role in the future of post-acute care. But, how?
As one of the leading post-acute care facilities in Southern California, we’re closely monitoring the increase in demand and securing our spot as the go-to for quality services. We embrace innovation, not just because we have to, but because it secures an effective treatment plan for our patients, significantly reducing their chance of rehospitalization. Read our article below and learn what the future has in store for post-acute care.
Make the Transition Process More Smooth
As care becomes more complex and requires greater coordination, the need for information to transition smoothly across departments and facilities is becoming critical in the early stages of recovery. The PACIO Project, where government and industry volunteers collaborate to increase interoperability between post-acute care practices and other providers is one example of how industry leaders are achieving this.
The overall goal is to develop a new standard for exchanging health care information to ensure patients can easily get the help they need in a timely manner. Moreover, HealthCare states that some amazing technologies are coming out that give patients access to their health care data when and where they need it. We’re incredibly excited to see these developments and look forward to offering an even easier transition between the hospital and our facility.
Telehealthcare is Here to Stay in Post-Acute Care
One of the biggest and most innovative things to come out of the COVID-19 pandemic is the support of telehealthcare options. While this trend has been around for a while, it wasn’t until the health crisis that it became a more adopted service.
The use of telecommunications not only helps people receive much-needed support during these trying times, but it provides access to people who normally have trouble finding support. It has become such a life-saver that cities, like Reno, Nevada, are expanding their funding towards telehealth programs to better help their communities. Additionally, commercial interest in telehealthcare has grown substantially. Companies like Amazon and Walmart are now providing virtual care services.
Telehealth in post-acute care engages patients in their care between home visits and after discharge. Communication is key and telehealth allows people to easily connect with their post-acute providers in a much more convenient way. Additionally, it allows all parties to be more proactive in their treatment and ensures patients are on the right road to recovery.
A Better Health Advocate in Your Post-Acute Care
With greater investment in technology, tools, and expert staffing, post-acute care facilities will be an even stronger resource after a hospital discharge. According to Medika, liaisons can add value to a facility by identifying gaps in care transitions so patients don’t have unexpected returns to the hospital. They’ll have more time and resources to evaluate the more complex patients and make sure they meet the criteria for admission. Additionally, they create an even stronger connection with the patient by comforting them and their families, building trust and reputation amongst caregivers.
South Coast Post Acute Embraces The Future
A successful post-acute facility begins with a high level of care. At South Coast Post Acute, we are committed to providing excellent services for our clients to ensure an effective recovery with a low chance of rehospitalization. We are passionately dedicated to providing the quality of service and care you come to expect from Southern California’s leading post-acute care provider. Through our innovative care and dedicated, experienced staff, we strive to provide the best patient care with a focus on reducing your length of stay when possible and preventing 30-day rehospitalizations.
Contact us today to learn how we can help you on your journey back to full health.