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October 1, 2021updated 20 Dec 2021 3:24pm

Henry Ford Health Systems and Contessato to provide at-home healthcare services in Michigan

The at-home healthcare services are claimed to decrease costs and offer improve outcomes for enrolled patients.

Detroit-based Henry Ford Health Systems has partnered with Amedisys company Contessa to provide three new services for patients – Hospital Care at Home, Skilled Nursing Care at Home and Palliative Care at Home.

These services are claimed to bring the important aspects of hospital, rehabilitation and medical care for patients besides a broader palliative care services into their homes.

Said to be the first such at-home option in Michigan, the firms claim that the services will improve outcomes for enrolled patients while decreasing costs.

The Hospital Care at Home will be available for patients suffering with a variety of acute conditions. It features a combination of in-person and virtual care.

The eligible patients of this programme will have the option to select in order to avail care from the convenience of their home.

Contessa CEO Travis Messina said: “Henry Ford Health System is committed to putting its patients at the centre of its care delivery, and Henry Ford Hospital Care at Home is a natural extension of that passion.

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“This model personalises care for acute and chronic conditions, while lowering costs and increasing patient satisfaction. Contessa is honoured to partner with Henry Ford to bring this level of care to the people of Michigan.”

Skilled Nursing Care at Home offers the eligible patients with rehabilitation and other medical care at home.

The Palliative Care at Home will support the seriously-ill patients, their families, and their care providers.

This service includes in-home and virtual visits with care team members and social support services.

Henry Ford Hospital will begin offering the in-home services through Contessa from December this year and will expand to other locations in the future.

Contessa is based in Nashville, and is a provider of Home Recovery Care, which is a risk-based model that is claimed to bring all the aspects of inpatient hospital care to patients’ homes.

Set up in 1915, Henry Ford Health System has five acute-care hospitals, facilities for cancer and orthopedics and sports medicine, three behavioural health facilities, a health plan and more than 250 care sites.

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