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Contact: Roger Kolakowski
Care Transition Specialist
Interim HealthCare
781 – 667 – 3220
middlesexma@interimhealthcare.com

INTERIM HEALTHCARE INTRODUCES NEW PROGRAM TO HELP HOSPITALS REDUCE READMISSIONS & PENALITIES

Local Healthcare Company Announces their innovative Interim Transitions® Program aimed at providing chronic care support to help reduce hospital readmission rates.

LEXINGTON, MA – September 20, 2015 – Interim HealthCare of Lexington MA announces their innovative program “Interim Transitions®” aimed at helping hospitals improve care for patients transitioning home with the goal of reducing readmissions.

The Interim Transitions program is significant in that the Affordable Care Act penalizes hospitals that have “excessive” readmissions of patients who are admitted with heart attacks, heart failure or pneumonia and return with a readmission 30 days of their initial discharge. Interim Transitions offers hospitals solutions to better help their patients adhere to their post-discharge care plan and also to provide the support the patient needs to recover at home. 

With a long standing history of clinical expertise in home care, Interim understands the difficulties patients, their physicians and hospitals face with chronic diseases. While some readmissions cannot be avoided, many occur because the patient, while well enough to be discharged, still needs assistance returning to normal activities and in some cases understanding all the medications they must take.

Key factors of the Interim Transition program include; assisting discharged patients with transportation services to get to their follow up appointments as well as medication reconciliation and reminders to ensure they are taking the correct medications and doses at the right time. Interim Care Professionals are trained to help patients with symptom monitoring to catch warning signs that the patient may be experiencing changes in their health. Changes can trigger a call or appointment with the client’s physician before it gets to the point of readmission. As part of the program, patients are given a personal record book to help them monitor their health status. 

Other services can include assistance with daily activities such as bathing, grooming, meal preparation, shopping and even light housekeeping. While the need for these services is typically not covered by Medicare, Medicaid or insurance, most individuals understand the value and opt to pay privately to ensure their loved one is properly cared for as they return home after a hospital stay.

“By implementing our Interim Transitions program prior to the patient being discharged from the hospital or rehab facility, we can help address any challenges faced by the patient and his or her family” states Dr. Jyotsna Kakullavarapu, Owner and President of Interim HealthCare of Lexington MA.  “This is a valuable program that has proven to be successful in keeping people where they want to be, in their own home.”
 
For more information, visit Interim’s website at  www.interimhealthcare.com/lexingtonma
 
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE— May 20, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE— May 20, 2015

Contact:
Joe Marrota
Interim HealthCare of Lexington, MA
(781) 667 – 3220
jmarotta@interimhealthcare.com
 
Local doctor partners with Interim HealthCare to provide in-home care services in Middlesex County, MA

Lexington, MA, May 2015 - Dr. Jyotsna Kakullavarapu announced today that she has teamed with Interim HealthCare to provide in-home care services for residents throughout Middlesex County. Dr. Kakullavarapu is a clinical researcher who has spent the last 10 years living in Middlesex County while helping to improve people’s lives by contributing to high quality care. When asked why she had purchased an Interim HealthCare franchise, Dr. Kakullavarapu stated that “Since their inception nearly fifty years ago, Interim has focused on the “total” person: made by, Mind, Body, Spirit and Family. I also like that Interim chooses local professionals to become owners/ franchisees. Rather than a big company, Interim represents a network of locally owned businesses that share a vast wealth of industry knowledge that has been collected for nearly half a century”.

Interim’s HomeLife Enrichment® program focuses on qualities of an enriched life to provide services that go well beyond traditional non-medical services and address the broader issues clients face as part of the aging process.

From her office in Lexington, MA, Dr. Kakullavarapu stated that she is proud of becoming an owner with Interim and to launch the new website: http://www.interimhealthcare.com/lexingtonma.

The new website will better enable residents of Middlesex County an opportunity to learn more about the latest health related information”.   Geared towards seniors and others recovering from post-acute care, as well as those coping with chronic conditions, the website provides an opportunity for visitors to become more comfortable with the idea of receiving in-home health services individually tailored to meet the needs of each client.

The input of the many providers is a unique but important part of our services because we are better able to treat our clients in a caring and efficient manner, based on documented successful outcomes from our network of caregivers. We’re very excited about the potential of the website to make available cutting-edge health care information for all” said Dr. Kakullavarapu.”I also want to thank our many community partners who assisted us in putting together a comprehensive community resource that will evolve over time”.

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