Senior Care Authority of Phoenix Receives Rare Certification for Expertise in Preventing Hospital Readmissions

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As a Nationally Certified Readmission Prevention Professional (NCRP), Steve Gilbert has demonstrated expertise in Hospital Readmissions and the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and “is a true pioneer in patient centered care,” said Josh Luke, founder and president of the National Readmission Prevention Collaborative.

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Steve Gilbert, Senior Care Advisor and Nationally Certified Readmission Prevention Professional

Making sure patients remain healthy and safe in their homes or assisted living residence is a priority for our organization.

The National Readmission Prevention Collaborative announced today that Steve Gilbert, owner of Senior Care Authority of Phoenix Metro, has earned the rare distinction of Nationally Certified Readmission Prevention Professional (NCRP). Gilbert is one of the first healthcare professionals in Arizona to receive this prestigious honor, held in high regard by leading acute hospitals, which now are penalized financially if patients are admitted unnecessarily to the hospital.

Senior Care Authority provides personalized assistance to seniors and families seeking the best living and care options, including independent living, assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing and residential care homes.

"I'm thrilled that Steve has taken the initiative in receiving this very important designation as a Certified Readmission Prevention Professional,” said Frank Samson, founder of Senior Care Authority. “He is a true leader and his expertise will prove to be invaluable to hospitals throughout the Phoenix Metro Area."

“This is quite an accomplishment for any healthcare professional, as it requires extensive knowledge of the healthcare sector, as well as a commitment to prioritizing the patient’s needs over financial incentives as directed in the Affordable Care Act,” said Josh Luke, founder and president of the National Readmission Prevention Collaborative (NCRP).

Senior care and healthcare professionals who commit to becoming certified “are true pioneers in patient-centered care, and are leading the way in their local communities by educating others on the importance of this issue” said Luke, a veteran hospital CEO. “Many NCRP’s have seen a growth in relationships and referrals from local hospitals as a result of becoming certified and sharing this valuable knowledge with other healthcare professionals.”

The certification is available to any individual or team that works in healthcare, residential care or wellness. The collaborative has a special program for healthcare students as well.

“I am proud to become certified and believe it is an honor to bring this expertise to our local community,” said Gilbert. “Making sure patients remain healthy and safe in their homes or assisted living residence is a priority for our organization, and this program positions us to be that resource for our local community.”

For more information about Steve Gilbert and Senior Care Authority of Phoenix Metro, visit http://www.SeniorCareAuthority.com/PhoenixMetro/ or call (888) 624-8587.

The National Readmission Prevention Collaborative is a not-for-profit entity showcasing healthcare case studies and educational tools focused on value-based and patient-centered care. For more information on the certification and NCRP, go to http://www.NationalReadmissionPrevention.com or email info(at)NationalReadmissionPrevention(dot)com.

Senior Care Authority provides personalized senior placement assistance to families seeking the best care options at independent living, assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing facilities. The company is headquartered in Sacramento, Calif., and serves families throughout the country through its franchise operations and network affiliates. To learn more about owning a Senior Care Authority franchise, visit http://www.SeniorCareAuthority.com/franchise/ or call (888) 809-1231.

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