Articles On: Palliative Care

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    Supporting the Seriously Ill at Home During COVID-19

    The National Council on Aging (NCOA) has published a blog penned by Terri Maxwell, Ph.D., APRN, chief clinical officer, Turn-Key Health, a CareCentrix Company, discussing the important role of home-based palliative care (HBPC) for supporting seriously ill people at home. With the COVID-19 pandemic disproportionately affecting the chronically ill and those age 60+, Dr. Maxwell offers guidance on how best to support the seriously ill in their homes during lock-down and beyond.

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    Resolving SDoH through Home-Based Palliative Care — One Patient at a Time

    The pronounced impact of social determinants of health (SDoH) for seriously ill people during the COVID-19 pandemic is generating significant interest and response from payors, providers, and regulators in both private and public sectors. Taking an optimized, process-driven approach for resolving SDoH, Turn-Key Health’s Palliative Illness Management™ (PIM). PIM is an innovative, high-touch, home- based program designed to motivate patients and caregivers to be fully engaged in choosing and implementing a plan of care that optimizes their quality of life and results in treatment decisions in concordance with their goals, preferences and values.

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    Palliative Care at Home

    The Covid-19 crisis focused the world’s attention on the frail elderly and people suffering from chronic illnesses. The majority of the hospitalizations and deaths during the crisis occurred in these most vulnerable groups. Infection with Covid-19 meant that these individuals would be taken away from their homes and would possibly die in the hospital. Death in the hospital continues to occur for the majority of Americans despite the fact that surveys consistently show that over 80% of individuals would prefer to die at home.

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