“As we all try to grasp and navigate today’s healthcare system, Assisted Living Locators eldercare advisors work with case managers to help patients chart a course to better health,” said Angela Olea, Assisted Living Locators CEO RN and a nationally acclaimed authority on eldercare placement.
Scottsdale, Ariz. (PRWEB) October 04, 2017
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Oct. 2, 2017 -- Oct. 8-14 kicks off National Case Management Week, honoring the essential care-giving role case managers provide supporting patients and families through the health care continuum.
Scottsdale, Ariz.-based Assisted Living Locators, the nation’s first eldercare housing referral franchise business, recognizes the dedication, compassion, and patient care outcomes achieved by hospital case managers. The company’s 73 franchises provide a “free service” offering expert advice on short-term and long-term eldercare options to case managers nationwide, and serve as an effective resource to improve patient outcomes from hospital to home or other care settings and reduce hospital admissions.
Assisted Living Locators was the only eldercare placement referral service to exhibit and provide support at the 27th Annual Case Management Society of America (CMSA) Conference & Expo, the premier educational conference for case management professionals, held this past June, in Austin, TX.
“As we all try to grasp and navigate today’s healthcare system, Assisted Living Locators eldercare advisors work with case managers to help patients chart a course to better health,” said Angela Olea, Assisted Living Locators CEO RN and a nationally acclaimed authority on eldercare placement. “Our goal is to improve the care transition path and outcome. Hospitals that utilize our service have seen a reduction in readmission rates because we place elderly patients in the proper care environment. We match patient’s needs with capabilities of fully vetted care communities that meet or surpass required licensing.”
According to the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, hospitalizations account for nearly one-third of the total $2 trillion spent on healthcare in the United States, and a substantial fraction of these are avoidable patient readmissions.
“It takes a village to reduce hospital readmissions,” explained Olea. “No one provider or health care system can do it alone. Assisted Living Locators’ expertise in transforming continuum of care and providing on-going support results in post-discharge care quality, smooth care transition and reduced costly re-hospitalizations. ”
Olea stated that case managers have a demanding job and are an essential part of care coordination and improved outcomes of healthcare. “We recognize the dedication of our case managers and are ready to help them find assisted living, independent living and memory care communities that meet their patient’s care needs,” she added. “And best of all, Assisted Living Locators’ service is provided free of charge to the hospital and patient as we are compensated by our network of care providers.”
To access Assisted Living Locators’ no cost, referral service for seniors and their families, call 1-800-267-7816 or visit http://www.assistedlivinglocators.com.
About Assisted Living Locators
Assisted Living Locators offers a “free service” for seniors and their families providing expert advice on short-term and long-term care options including in-home care, assisted living, memory care and retirement apartments. It generates revenue from the fees paid by the assisted living facilities per placement and from in-home care referrals. Those interested in a franchise are encouraged to apply. To learn more about Assisted Living Locators, call 800-267-7816 or visit: http://www.assistedlivinglocators.com.