Eskaton’s Quality & Compliance Team Completes NRPC Certification Program

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Eskaton receives rare certification that specializes in avoiding unnecessary hospitalization from the National Readmission Prevention Collaborative.

Eskaton Care Center Greenhaven, Sacramento, California

Making sure individuals remain healthy and are safe is a priority for Eskaton, and this program positions us to be that resource.

Eskaton, a non-profit, community-based organization serving seniors in the Greater Sacramento area for nearly 50 years, recently wrapped up a certification program with the National Readmission Prevention Collaborative (NRPC). With the completion of the program, Eskaton’s Quality & Compliance team merits the Certified Readmission Prevention Fellow (CRPF), a rare distinction for senior facilities.

“We are proud to become certified and believe it is an honor to bring this expertise to our local community,” said Teri Tift, Eskaton’s Executive Director of Quality & Compliance. “Making sure individuals remain healthy and are safe is a priority for Eskaton, and this program positions us to be that resource.”

In fact, Eskaton is one of the first healthcare organizations in the state of California to receive the prestigious CRPF certification, which is held in high esteem by leading acute care hospitals who are now being penalized financially if patients are admitted unnecessarily to the hospital. Eskaton’s Quality & Compliance team who has met the certification requirements includes Teri Tift, Michelle Johnson, Cheryl Kenner, and Jennifer Marlette.

The certification is available to any individual or team who works in healthcare, residential care or wellness. The NRPC has a special program for healthcare students as well. More information on the certification and CRPF can be found at http://www.NationalReadmissionPrevention.com.

About Eskaton
Founded in 1968, Eskaton is the largest nonprofit community-based organization serving seniors in the Greater Sacramento area. Our dedicated team members provide services and support for nearly 12,000 individuals annually who live in our communities or participate in our comprehensive Home Support Services. Eskaton's difference lies in our broad array of choices and affordable options to engage and support people living in their own homes, as well as those who choose to live in one of our communities. Our positive reputation extends to our signature life-enriching programs, innovative health and wellness initiatives, professional staff training and development and generous philanthropy. These, along with our nonprofit status, are Eskaton's distinguishing factors. Eskaton also offers skilled nursing and rehabilitation at Eskaton Village Carmichael Care Center, Eskaton Care Center Fair Oaks, Eskaton Care Center Manzanita and Eskaton Care Center Greenhaven. For more information, please call (866) ESKATON, or visit http://www.eskaton.org.

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