skilled nursing

Physician Spotlight: Dr. Jessica Embrescia, Allegheny Health Network

Dr. Jessica Embrescia, a SNFist with Allegheny Health Network (AHN), is passionate about providing specialized care to seniors. She began her work as a general internist with AHN in 2016 and transitioned to a dedicated SNFist in April 2020 during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. As a SNFist she works exclusively with patients who reside in skilled nursing facilities (SNF).  She was approached later that year to help develop AHN’s Home Recovery Care Plus (HRC Plus) program, a model that allows her to deliver SNF-level care to patients in the comfort and safety of their homes.  “After all the…

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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: What Nursing Homes Should Consider When Diving into SNF-at-Home

Skilled Nursing News, May 23, 2022 Nursing home executives are increasingly exploring what it would take to start a SNF-at-home program, at a time when it has become apparent after the height of a global pandemic that patients would rather be cared for in the home when at all possible. For many skilled nursing providers it becomes part of a bigger strategy to get and stay ahead of the curve as the long-term care industry moves toward a value-based payment world. SNF-at-home can also have considerable benefits, including a better patient experience and lower costs. Click here to read the full article.

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Why the Monitoring Phase is Critical for Hospital Care at Home

While remote monitoring outside of the hospital is common, our teams gain in-depth knowledge of a patient and their health during a 30-day episode, all while in their home. Contess’s monitoring phase gives us the ability to intervene more quickly when needed and more accurately identify longitudinal patient needs.

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