29
Aug

Margaret’s story: “I learned about nutrition labels – so now I look at those before I buy.”

In September 2016, Margaret attended a Healthier Living workshop, a six week program specially developed for people with chronic health conditions. The workshop provides support for normal daily activities and dealing with the emotions created by chronic co...

18
Aug

How a little information can go a long way to improving health outcomes

Access to reliable transportation is a major concern for many seniors, who can often find it difficult to attend medical appointments. Here’s how a visit from a care transitions coach helped one senior solve the problem. Shamael, one of Partners’ care trans...

18
Aug

Social Determinants: Their Impact on Healthcare

Kathy Kirchhoff, who recently joined the Partners in Care Board of Directors, is Managing Director at Cain Brothers, Long Beach, and a senior banker in the firm’s Post-Acute Care practice. Reproduced here, with the kind permission of Cain Brothers, is her r...

15
Aug

LA Fire Department Teams with Partners to Reduce Non-Emergency Calls to 911

In a ground-breaking pilot collaboration, Partners has teamed up with the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) to provide health coaching to 911 ‘super users,’ and other callers in need of community-based services. Starting in June, trained health coaches wil...

9
Aug

Rita’s story: “It’s helped me be more conscious of my emotions – I’m meditating now.”

Rita attended a Better Choices, Better Health workshop after being referred by her healthcare insurer. Eighteen months on from the class, we caught up with her to find out how she’s doing now. “I’ve been diagnosed with major depression – that’s since I was ...

8
Aug

Community-Based Care Transitions Program Saves $16.5 Million in Readmission Costs

Following a three-year pilot, data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) clearly shows that the Community-Based Care Transitions Program (CCTP) has significantly reduced the number of people being readmitted to hospital within 30 days. A...