Richmond, Virginia-based VCU Well being and BAYADA Residence Well being Care have joined forces to create a brand new firm that provides hospice and residential well being providers.
Known as VCU Well being at Residence by BAYADA, the brand new firm will present a wide range of in-home providers, together with these to assist sufferers recuperate from a current sickness, harm, or hospitalization, in addition to end-of-life care. Sufferers will proceed to have entry to their medical doctors at dwelling.
“Our aim is to interrupt down the normal healthcare care silos and create reliable, built-in continuum of care that places the wants of our sufferers on the heart,” stated Jay Holdren, senior well being system director for coordinated care and steady integration, in an e mail. “The brand new three way partnership is a significant enlargement of our providers and we’ve chosen a companion who shares our mission to serve sufferers with compassion and excellence.”
BAYADA Residence Well being Care, based mostly in Moorestown, NJ, which was based 46 years in the past, contains 347 places in 22 states. The group gives a number of completely different providers, together with short-term and long-term nursing, hospice care, and private care, corresponding to bathing and dressing.
The house care supplier will handle the day-to-day operations of the brand new firm, whereas VCU Well being will collaborate on monitoring high quality, security, affected person expertise and entry, Holdren stated.
VCU Well being at Residence by BAYADA will start accepting sufferers inside the subsequent six to 9 months.
The corporate’s launch marks BAYADA’s enlargement into the Richmond, Virginia marketplace for dwelling well being and hospice providers. Beforehand, BAYADA solely supplied private care providers for seniors within the space.
Curiosity in dwelling well being care, particularly amongst suppliers, is on the rise. Final month, Mayo Clinic and Kaiser Permanente introduced that they’re investing a mixed roughly $ 100 million in Medically Residence Group, a Boston-based firm that provides dwelling hospital providers.
Not solely that, however healthcare stakeholders are additionally taking steps to advocate for dwelling care providers by way of coverage change.
A bunch of suppliers, expertise corporations and residential care corporations created an alliance in March for this very goal. The group goals to make the regulatory flexibilities round dwelling care adopted in the course of the Covid-19 pandemic everlasting. These embrace the Facilities for Medicare & Medicaid Companies “Hospital with out Partitions” program, which permits suppliers to switch or deal with sufferers in dwelling settings when clinically acceptable.
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