Care management programs often have difficulty engaging patients with dementia or cognitive impairment, many of whom have multiple chronic conditions. 90% of these patients rely on a spouse, adult child or other family member that could be leveraged to close gaps in care, in the home and between care episodes.
However, most programs are not optimized to engage family caregivers. This is where Ceresti can help.
The Ceresti Family Caregiver Empowerment Platform extends your reach into the home of your patients living with dementia or cognitive impairment. Our coaches become trusted advisers who gain daily insights about new health challenges and social determinants. This allows us to remotely monitor patients, via their caregivers, and alert your care managers about potentially avoidable incidents so they can intervene in real time to prevent an ED or hospital admission.
Reducing avoidable admissions to the emergency department, hospital or a nursing facility is particularly important for patients living with dementia. A facility admission frequently results in stepwise, often irreversible, declines in function and cognition that are accompanied by increased costs and higher caregiver burden. Our solutions are designed to engage patients with dementia or cognitive impairment as early as possible in their disease progress, and to work collaboratively with your care management teams to reduce facility utilization.
Our ability to alert your care managers about new health challenges allows us to create cost savings as soon as we engage with a patient/caregiver dyad. We expect to make our program pay for itself by reducing facility utilization by 20-30%.
We work with you to customize our platform to your needs and to deliver the outcomes that matter to you. We can help you identify eligible patients from claims data. We charge a monthly fee per enrolled patient and may take engagement or ED/hospitalization risk in consideration for sharing in the cost savings we generate.
We provide you with regular reports that chart our progress and provide actionable insights about the patient/caregiver dyads we engage as well as their social determinants of health. We can help you prioritize where to allocate care management resources based on our ability to correlate caregiver strengths and patient needs with outcomes.
Our HIPAA compliant platform is modular and flexible, to make it easy to integrate into your workflows. We ensure that patient and caregiver consent is obtained at the outset. Let our experienced team show you how easy it is to implement a caregiver-empowerment program in your aging population today.
What our partners are saying:
``Self-care is already a challenge for dementia patients, and is often made dramatically more complex by the presence of additional chronic conditions. By taking part in this program, we improve our ability to proactively manage patient health conditions in the home``.
— Dr. Christopher Dennis, Chief Behavioral Health Officer, Landmark Health