Unprecedented Third-Party Validated Outcomes

Our validated outcomes are enabled by our ability to enroll caregiver/Member dyads into our digital caregiver empowerment programs

Unprecedented Outcomes

We completed the first-ever study demonstrating, with statistical significance, that empowering family caregivers reduces healthcare cost for Members (care recipients) living with dementia.

A summary of third-party validated outcomes, determined versus a propensity-matched comparison group, is provided in this validation report.

Projected Net Savings

Based on our validated outcomes for dementia, projected net savings (gross savings less fees paid to Ceresti) attributable to the Ceresti DCEP are $5 million per 1,000 enrolled Members. The projected return on investment (ROI) is greater than 4. Actual net savings depend on the costs of enrolled Members.


Projected net savings attributable to the Ceresti Digital Caregiver Empowerment Program

Example: For a typical health plan with 50,000 Members, an estimated 13,000 (26% of all Members) depend on a family caregiver. If 500 Members are enrolled in the Ceresti DCEP (4% of eligible), projected net savings are $2.5 million; if 2,000 Members (15% of eligible) are enrolled in the Ceresti DCEP, projected net savings are $10 million.

Member Outcomes

Member outcomes were compared to outcomes from a 3:1 propensity matched control group using a difference-in-differences approach. Enrollees and control group members were matched on a variety of variables, including age, sex, Charlson comorbidity index, geographic region, utilization and six cost categories. 


Member Outcomes


Medical costs





Caregiver Outcomes

Caregiver medical costs were determined for spousal caregiver Members for whom claims data was available, and compared to outcomes from a 3:1 propensity matched control group using a difference-in-differences approach. 

The number of mental unhealthy days (MUHD) reported by caregivers on the CDC-developed Healthy Days assessment declined by 3.1 days over the course of their caregiver empowerment program.  

Caregiver’s net promoter score (NPS), a measure of caregiver satisfaction, was 75. 

Caregiver Outcomes



Mentally Unhealthy Days

(Healthy Days Assessment)



Caregiver Satisfaction

Process Outcomes

Caregivers who engaged in their programs—an average of 93% of those who were enrolled—spent an average of 39.5 minutes per week engaging in education, coaching calls, messaging, assessments and digital therapies, and completed an average of 2.2 remote risk assessments per week. 

Process Outcomes

Caregiver Engagement


Total time

Remote Risk Assessments


Completed by caregivers about

Member’s and own health

Family Caregivers Recommend Ceresti

We have Helped Hundreds of Family Caregivers Develop the Knowledge, Skills and Confidence to Provide the Best Possible Care for a Loved One

Real Caregiver Experiences

Family Experiences

“I feel like I have been on a journey with this program and I hate to see the journey end...I have been learning a lot.”

Adult Child Caregiver

“Your dementia caregivers program is a wonderful support system, which is a great help to anyone caring for a loved one. The Ceresti program is designed to be very easy to understand and work with. Dementia is a very difficult illness to understand. I have and will continue to encourage anyone in a situation like mine to contact you and look into joining your program.”

Spousal Caregiver

“I want to thank Ceresti Health for all the help and knowledge they have given me to take better care of my husband. It has been a wonderful learning experience...our coach was always concerned with his and my health. It was a pleasure working with her.”

Spousal Caregiver

“I wanted to share with you our praise for the Ceresti team. My friend is so appreciative of your support each time she talks to you. She feels the training program has really made a difference and gives her affirmation she is doing the best she can for her husband. Her daughter, a general practice physician, is very impressed with the program as well.”

Family Friend

“I’m so much calmer, not as stressed. I’m not afraid of the unknown, and that’s a big part of it. Ceresti has helped me so much, and you have been such a big help…even when things were a little off center, you were right there and let me know that somebody is there. Not being afraid, is huge. I’m not afraid anymore, and the anxiety isn’t there like it used to be.”

Spousal Caregiver

"You know, I have told everyone that I know that has [Health Plan] about your program, and I feel that [Provider] should make this resource available to anyone that has a loved one with dementia/Alzheimer's. There are a lot of us here, and I really think it would be helpful. I also told the [Provider] nurse about the program and how it should be offered WORLDWIDE. This has changed my relationship with my mom so much. I have learned a LOT, especially things I did not realize I was doing. My stress level is way down, way less -- there is just so much less I have to deal with. This program has changed my life, even more than it has changed my mom's life."

Adult Child Caregiver

“The past two days have been challenging. My mom is sleeping more and doesn’t want to get dressed or changed out of her wet depends. She seems agitated, and won’t answer the simplest of questions. I have had to take a step back and let her decide when she is ready... I can tell you that without the Ceresti program, I would not be in the best place mentally. I have been able to change my reactions to her actions. I feel so much better about the care I am giving with the help of this program. I will be forever grateful for the tools Ceresti has given me."

Adult Child Caregiver

Case Study

Being a family caregiver can be overwhelming, particularly if a loved one suffers from dementia exacerbated by other chronic conditions.  The following case study tells the story of Renee and Tom, who illustrate how the Ceresti education and coaching program can offer caregivers the support they need and help provide the best possible care for their loved one.

“I’m not afraid anymore.  The anxiety just isn’t there like it used to be…”

It wasn’t always that way for Renee.  As the primary caregiver for her husband Tom who was diagnosed with multiple chronic conditions, that meant managing his health needs and daily activities in addition to her own. Renee often felt stressed and anxious about the requirements of caring for Tom at home.  By working with Ceresti’s education, coaching and support program, she was able to develop the skills and confidence needed to provide Tom with the best possible care and alleviate the stress associated with her role as his caregiver.


Ceresti Caregiver Case Study