"Cerna has been instrumental in helping our patients and their families navigate the healthcare system, ultimately leading to more effective results,” said Jay Rosenberg, MD, senior neurologist, Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas.
Irvine, CA (PRWEB) May 04, 2011
As more seniors live longer and face chronic conditions, Cerna Healthcare, a Home Care and Nursing Services provider, is filling a much-needed demand for healthcare management support with the launch of its Coordinated Care service.
In addition to Cerna Healthcare’s nursing and Level II service specifically for patients with cognitive impairments, families can receive comprehensive case management for seniors with multiple or complex healthcare needs. Nine in 10 Americans age 65 and older have at least one chronic health condition and 77 percent have multiple chronic conditions, requiring ongoing organization and collaboration with current and new healthcare partners.
“It can be challenging for families to oversee the often complicated healthcare needs of an aging parent, which can include coordination among several doctors and different medication prescriptions,” said Marc Friedman, director of Coordinated Care Services for Cerna Healthcare. “Our concentrated level of managing a recipient’s care plan reduces costs, alleviates family stress and improves the well-being of the senior.”
Cerna Healthcare offers families a locally-based and dedicated case manager who provides hands-on administration of a patient’s healthcare needs.
“Cerna has been instrumental in helping our patients and their families navigate the healthcare system, ultimately leading to more effective results,” said Jay Rosenberg, MD, senior neurologist, Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. “Getting support from a provider also allows families to focus more on spending quality time with their loved one.”
Care coordination has been a topic in healthcare reform discourse. By 2050, experts project 88.5 million U.S. residents will be age 65 years or older, and most agree that the lack of coordinated care can cause many issues including a duplication of services, inappropriate or conflicting care recommendations, medication errors, increased costs, and patient distress.
About Cerna Healthcare
Cerna Healthcare offers in-home and onsite care, coordinated care and nursing services. Founded in 2008, Cerna is a leading provider of Level II Home Care services, which includes cognitive and physical stimulation for patients that play an important role in recovery for those returning from a hospital stay, have an impairment due to Alzheimer’s, Dementia, Parkison’s, and Stroke or suffer from general aging issues. Cerna Healthcare services are available in areas throughout Southern California, San Diego and Dallas. Client support is available 24 hours/day by calling 877-577-6782. For more information, visit http://www.cernahealth.com.
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