DALLAS (PRWEB) November 06, 2018
AccentCare, Inc., a nationwide leader in post-acute healthcare, has joined a consortium of thought leaders assembled by the Alzheimer’s Association to advance care and support for dementia patients, as well as their caregivers and families.
The Alzheimer’s Association Dementia Care Provider Roundtable (AADCPR) convenes two representatives from each of its 23 company members four times per year. The group is dedicated to the exploration of cutting-edge care and support topics regarding Alzheimer’s and other dementias.
AccentCare provides a full continuum of in-home care for dementia patients, including behavioral health nursing, hospice, and personal care services delivered by specially trained attendants to improve interaction with clients suffering from this condition.
“Quite often Alzheimer’s and other dementias are complicated by additional patient co-morbidities,” said Greg Sheff, MD, Chief Medical Officer for AccentCare. “We pride ourselves on addressing the home care needs of complex patients, recognizing and addressing dementia symptoms, and partnering with families and community healthcare partners to develop holistic plans of care.”
Nearly 60 percent of adults with dementia reside in non-clinical settings, the majority of which receive care at home. For those hospitalized for other co-morbidities, the added complexity of dementia increases the chance of re-hospitalization by 20 percent.
“The Alzheimer’s Association is committed to improving care for people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias across care settings and by bringing together dementia care leaders we know we can make improvements in care,” said Beth Kallmyer, vice president, care and support, Alzheimer’s Association. “The AADCPR members are leaders from companies on the front lines providing care, and together we can develop and advance needed solutions and strategies that result in better person-centered care for people living with dementia.”
The AADCPR will facilitate the sharing of best practices and expertise among professional care providers serving people with dementias. The roundtable group intends to distribute insights and information in white papers or published articles to help advance learning about the disease.
AccentCare, Inc. is a nationwide leader in post-acute healthcare as well as specialized care management prior to acute episodes. Its wide variety of innovative services ranges from personal, non-medical care to skilled nursing, rehabilitative therapies, hospice, private duty, and care management. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, AccentCare has over 23,000 compassionate professionals in more than 190 locations across 14 states, serving over 17,000 physicians and 2,000 facilities, regionally branded as AccentCare, AccentCare of New York, Accolade, Alliance For Health, Doctors’ Choice, Guardian Home Health & Hospice, Nurses Unlimited, Sta-Home, and Texas Home Health.
In addition, the company has over 30 regional strategic partnerships with insurance companies, physician groups, and major health systems, including joint ventures branded as AccentCare Asante Home Health, AccentCare UC San Diego Health at Home, AccentCare UCLA Health, and Texas Home Health Group, a home healthcare affiliation with Baylor Scott & White Health.
AccentCare is committed to improving the quality of living for more than 97,000 individuals each year. Its approach to care, including proprietary RightPath disease-specific programs, consistently exceeds the industry in avoidance of unplanned re-hospitalizations, faster starts of care, and quality performance. Among its distinctions, AccentCare has a 4.3-star quality rating for legacy home health agencies, many of which have earned the HomeCare Elite distinction. All legacy hospice locations are CHAP-accredited, many with advanced designations from the We Honor Veterans program.
For more information visit accentcare.com
About the Alzheimer’s Association
The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support, and research. Its mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research, to provide and enhance care and support for all affected, and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. The organization’s vision is a world without Alzheimer’s.
For more information visit alz.org.