healthcare at home

The Growing Patient Preference for Care at Home

For those of us in good health, spending time at home is something we largely take for granted. It is the hub of our everyday lives, where memories are made, and time is spent with loved ones; a place for rest and relaxation. It’s no surprise, then, that many people express a desire to receive their healthcare at home, rather than away from it.   The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted this preference, as telehealth services grew at an astonishing rate. Fears of infection exposure, challenges with overcrowded hospitals, and the Medicare Hospitals Without Walls waivers drove highly skilled medical care home as…

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How Hospital Care at Home Supports Rural 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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