BrightSpring Health Services / October 5, 2020
There are more than 800,000 assisted living community residents in the U.S. Assisted living residents typically have multiple chronic conditions and dependencies on assistance with activities of daily living, and approximately three-fourths have dementia. Home-based primary care has been shown to reduce hospitalizations, rehospitalizations, and skilled nursing facility placements and improve patient and caregiver satisfaction.
A newly published study, “Variation in Value-Based Outcome Measures Among Assisted Living Communities Served by a Home-Based Primary Care Practice During COVID-19” in Home Health Care Management & Practice, by Dr. William Mills, BrightSpring Health Services Chief Medical Officer, aims to determine hospitalization rate and average days spent at home in a population of assisted living residents served by home-based primary care and assess for changes in these measures during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Overall, assisted living residents receiving home-based primary care from the studied group spent a total of 98.1% of their at home in the assisted living facility and outside of hospitals and nursing homes during the study period.
Read the full study here.