Adssi HomeLiving Australia (AHLA) is pleased to announce a pilot program with a new approach to care which aims to improve health outcomes for people on the Central Coast.
The ‘Keeping Well at Home’ program is a collaboration between the Central Coast Local Health District, Lake Munmorah Doctors’ Surgery, Hammond Road Medical Centre and Adssi HomeLiving Australia.
Designed to improve health outcomes for older people with two or more chronic health conditions, the program aims to reduce the number of unscheduled hospital admissions through various strategies including:
- Increasing preventive health services and in home supports for those with complex conditions and who need additional support
- Boosting patient knowledge and confidence to better manage their conditions/symptoms
- Improving communication and coordination between a range of different health professionals who may be involved in the patient’s care and wellbeing
“We are very pleased to be an integral part of this collaboration. We are confident we can make a difference to the lives of participants by improving their knowledge and capacity to better manage their health conditions at home. This could potentially reduce the number of presentations to the local emergency departments’, explained AHLA’s Chief Executive Office, Jenni Allan.
The 12 month program commences in January 2017 with approximately 180 participants who will have individual care plans, access to clinical assistance and monitoring, as well as ongoing support throughout the trial. The trial has created 3 full time roles including a Registered Nurse, Administration Officer and Case Manager.
Participation in the trial is voluntary, free of charge and available to current patients of Lake Munmorah Doctors’ Surgery and Hammond Road Medical Centre.