Patients with dementia often have multiple chronic conditions and drive more than 20% of the total costs of major chronic conditions (Salber et al). These higher healthcare costs are due to acute events that lead to 2-3 times higher facility utilization and are the result of:
Ceresti’s Family Caregiver Empowerment program reduces facility utilization for multi-chronic patients with dementia.
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 multi-chronic 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 emergency department or hospital admission.
Reducing avoidable emergency department visits, hospitalizations or nursing facility stays 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 family caregivers, and when appropriate, patients, in order to reduce the intensity and frequency of facility utilization. This benefits all parties: the patient, the family, and the payer/provider.
Our platform and approach are designed to make integration easy. We understand how to find patients from claims and encounter data, and can take an active roll in driving enrollment of caregiver/patient dyads. Operational integration typically involves agreement around the processes and procedures for how and when Ceresti coaches will alert your care management teams. Depending on your needs, we can be a turnkey solution or a collaborative partner.
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. Our program pays for itself, typically in 3 months or less, by reducing facility utilization by more than 20%.
We charge a monthly fee per enrolled patient and are comfortable working in performance-based arrangements.
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