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Why Receiving Hospital Care in the Home Helps People Living with Dementia Maintain Their Wellbeing

Experiencing a backslide in one’s level of physical fitness and wellness – also known as deconditioning – during a hospital stay is difficult for anyone and is especially challenging for people suffering from dementia. Issues like bedsores, loss of muscle mass and general weakness are sometimes felt by patients during a hospital visit. For people living with dementia, challenges like these are exacerbated alongside the mental struggle of just being in the hospital.

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Exploring the Many Possibilities of Hospital Care at Home

We’ve learned a lot during the COVID-19 pandemic. We’ve learned that our doctors and nurses really are heroes, putting their lives on the line to…

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How Home Hospital Care is Helping Preserve Local Healthcare

Over the last several decades, a combination of factors has left America’s small towns with fewer hospitals, clinics and doctors. All of these have harmed the patient experience, with long journeys to receive care becoming an unfortunate hallmark of small-town life. Through a combination of dedicated health systems, willing payers and up-to-date regulation, however, we can revitalize rural healthcare. And the main mechanism for doing so is through home hospital care models, like Contessa’s.

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Contessa Congratulates Dr. Meena Seshamani as the new Deputy Administrator and Director of Center for Medicare

Contessa congratulates Dr. Meena Seshamani on her appointment as Deputy Administrator and Director of the Center for Medicare. Dr. Seshamani has a history of increasing…

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Ascension Saint Thomas Hospital Care at Home admits its 100th patient

On June 9th, 2021, Dalton Shockley admitted the 100th patient into the Saint Thomas Hospital Care at Home program, marking a significant milestone in the program’s success in delivering hospital-level care in the home.

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Why People Living with Dementia Heal Better in a Familiar Environment

There really is no place like home for the more than 6 million Americans living with dementia. These individuals face memory loss and other cognitive barriers that are severe enough to interfere with daily life, both in familiar and unfamiliar environments. This is why a trip to the hospital can turn someone living with dementia’s world upside down, often leading to delirium, functional decline, and distress.

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Contessa Congratulates Chiquita Brooks-Lasure as the new administrator of CMS

Contessa congratulates Chiquita Brooks-LaSure on her confirmation as the new administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Over decades of public service,…

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Hospitals Without Walls Waivers are Working. Let’s Make Them Permanent.

For years, healthcare slowly marched into the future. Telehealth and alternative sites of care steadily gained acceptance and improved experiences, outcomes, and bottom lines, but failed to break into the mainstream. That changed in 2020 and the march became a sprint.

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Risky Business: Why Contessa Takes on Risk to Treat Patients at Home

No risk, no reward. Find out why Contessa’s financial model assumes risk, benefitting our patients, provider partners and payer affiliates.

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The Evolving Role of Hospitalists

The idea of a hospitalist is still relatively new to the healthcare landscape, but providers in these roles have the capability to make a huge impact on patients and their families during an acute episode. That impact can now be felt more broadly through a virtual role – as a virtual hospitalist. Read more about how their role benefits both patients and physicians.

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