“This survey validates the belief that patients and their caregivers desire more personalized, convenient, and collaborative care,” says Prakash Patel, MD, executive vice of diversified business group at Anthem, Inc., which includes CareMore Health and Aspire Health. “It’s clear an evolution of our care delivery models is required, and we are meeting this need by building an integrated set of offerings to support the whole person.”
Modern-Day House Call Could Alleviate Challenges Facing Caregivers
Among respondents who stated they are serving as a caregiver for a chronically ill person, 63% say it is difficult to care for someone else while maintaining their own responsibilities. In addition, 80% of caregivers express interest in the concept of the house call and 52% believe in-home care would be better than in the office.
The study finds that caregivers care for people with an average of three chronic conditions. Further, 69% of caregivers wish it was easier for the person they provide care for to access their healthcare provider, with over half saying they would like help understanding or administering that person’s medications, the release says.
CareMore Health Model Addresses Evolving Patient Needs
As leading providers of integrated care for more than 25 years, CareMore Health’s team-based approach to care helps keep the most sick, frail patients out of the hospital and helps those who are at risk improve and maintain their health through comprehensive treatment and prevention programs.
In addition to providing care in CareMore’s Care Centers, the organization continues to evolve models to provide a compassionate, team-based approach for patients via the at-home primary care model in Connecticut, the Hospital at Home program in California, and the Aspire palliative care support for chronically ill patients and caring for patients in assisted living and skilled nursing facilities.
“We believe that spending more time with our patients and understanding their day-to-day lives better enables us to focus on personalizing the care they need,” says Sachin H. Jain, MD, president, CareMore and Aspire Health. “This new survey underscores that the resurgence of home-based primary, acute, and palliative care is gaining traction for a reason—this model has shown its potential to improve outcomes and reduce costs for our country’s most frail and vulnerable patients.”