AAHCM’s national directory makes it easy to find home care providers
BALTIMORE, August 18, 2021 / PRNewswire / – The American Academy of Home Care Medicine (AAHCM) today released its searchable National Directory of Home Care Medicine Practices, in partnership with the National Home-Based Primary Care Learning Network and the Home Centered Care Institute.
The online directory helps patients and their families connect with trusted local home care providers, while supporting all healthcare organizations who can use the directory as a resource for referrals and new relationships. with the care teams. The 50 states, the District of Colombia, and several international sites are represented.
“Many families are finding that adult children take responsibility for caring for their aging parents and need home medicine services,” said Brent Feorene, MBA, Executive Director of AAHCM. “Unfortunately, many of them don’t know where to turn. The AAHCM Home Care Medicine Practice Directory increases access to primary home care that provides high quality and convenient home care services for patients, caregivers, health systems and referral services . Home health care remains an essential part of elderly-friendly health systems, and it is now easy to locate such care thanks to the searchable and easy-to-use directory of practices.
A generous grant from the John A. Hartford Foundation as part of its Seniors Friendly Health Systems initiative has made possible the new National Directory of Home Care Medical Practices.
“Home care providers are a lifeline for older people with limited ability to leave their homes, whether it is providing essential primary care or COVID-19 vaccinations,” said Scott Bane, JD, MPA, program officer at the John A. Hartford Foundation. “The collaborative work of these three organizations is helping more providers deliver the right kind of senior-friendly care in the right place for seniors with the most complex needs.
To locate a provider, patients, families, payers and healthcare organizations can use the powerful locator tool to search the directory online by zip code. The directory includes other important information, such as:
- Home services provided
- Urgent visits planned
- And more
To facilitate connections with home care providers, the directory locator tool offers a visual map as well as a list of providers with one-click phone numbers and links to websites. The directory helps increase access by providing the most recent information on suppliers.
About the American Academy of Home Care Medicine
The AAHCM is a professional organization serving the needs of physicians, healthcare professionals, and organizations committed to improving patient care in the home. The AAHCM delivers on the promise of high-value, interdisciplinary home health care for all in need by promoting the art, science and practice of home medicine. AAHCM members are composed of physicians, medical directors, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, registered nurses, social workers, practice administrators, and residents / students working in the field of home medicine. Visit us on aahcm.org and follow @AAHCMedicine.
About the John A Hartford Foundation
The John A. Hartford Foundation, based in New York City, is a private, non-partisan, national philanthropic organization dedicated to improving care for the elderly. A leader in the field of aging and health, the Foundation focuses on three areas: creating healthcare systems adapted to the elderly, supporting family caregivers and improving the care of people with serious and end-of-life illnesses. of life. For more information, visit johnahartford.org and follow @johnahartford.
About the Home Care Institute
The Home Centered Care Institute (HCCI) is a national nonprofit organization focused on advancing primary home care to ensure that medically complex and homebound or limited home patients have access to high quality care. home. HCCI works with leading academic medical centers, health systems and industry experts to raise awareness and advocate for the expansion of the model by increasing the primary care home care workforce through education and training and developing a research-based model for the implementation of a sustainable home visiting program and growth. For more information, visit hccinstitute.org and follow @HCCInstitute.
About the National Primary Home Care Network
The National Primary Home Care Learning Network was established in 2012 to ensure that homebound people receive high-quality, evidence-based medical care at home through a coordinated quality improvement program. and applied research. For more information, visit Improvehousecalls.org and follow @improehbpc.
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