WELShift Blog

Blog written by Jeff Petty that breaks down the components of the plan in easy to understand language.  

 

Each posting will include a brief description of a specific component of the plan along with the benefits for both the targeted population and the government funding source.

 

A PACE Concept built on a Continuing Care Retirement Community platform

Posted by: Jeff Petty Posted Date: 09/24/2014
  PACE (Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly) is a Medicare and Medicaid program that helps nursing-home eligible seniors meet their health care needs in their community. PACE organizations provide care and services in the home, the communi...
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New Study Reinforces Need for Policies to Improve Long-Term Services and Supports

Posted by: Jeff Petty Posted Date: 09/22/2014
An alarming number of older adults—roughly 18 million people—are struggling or need help with at least one daily activity. This circumstance, reported by the University of Michigan and the Urban Institute in a new study entitled “Disabil...
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Central Premise of WELShift - Care Coordination

Posted by: Jeff Petty Posted Date: 08/06/2014
Care coordination is identified by the Institute of Medicine as a key strategy that has the potential to improve the effectiveness, safety, and efficiency of the American health care system.   In a residential care setting, such as in a WELShift co...
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A NEW PARADIGM FOR DELIVERING SENIOR HEALTH & HOUSING SERVICES

Posted by: Jeff Petty Posted Date: 04/22/2014
Healthcare and housing programs designed for seniors were created in the early part of the 20th Century at a time when someone who was 65 could expect to live just another few years. Today, in an era when a 65 year old can expect to live 18 additional yea...
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TOP 10 REASONS WEL SHIFT WILL SAVE MONEY & PRODUCE BETTER OUTCOMES

Posted by: Jeff Petty Posted Date: 04/03/2014
Care Coordination Inherent in design, not layered on top or outside system At risk – care coordination benefits financially from better outcomes Frequent, constant interaction & physical location of provide...
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THE CASE FOR WEL SHIFT

Posted by: Jeff Petty Posted Date: 10/24/2013
Current Medicare and Medicaid programs are simply too costly to sustain. For example, Pennsylvania, with the second oldest population in the country, spent more than 24% of its General Fund in 2010 on Medicaid and long-term care related costs. Today, M...
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