home healthcare

Amedisys Chairman Paul Kusserow: Contessa Health put us in a ‘whole new league’

Nashville Business Journal, May 16, 2022 Contessa Health for $250 million, the company said it planned to “invest meaningfully” in Contessa’s growth. Nearly one year later, Amedisys’ plan for Contessa remains aggressive. “We expect this to be the future,” Amedisys Chairman and former CEO Paul Kusserow said in an interview. “Contessa just put us in an entirely new league. Being able to take people that would normally have to be in a hospital, bring them home and take care of them at home at about half the cost, particularly after Covid, it’s amazing. That’s where we want to go. We can…

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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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