Rise in Medically Complex Patients:
How to Prepare


ON THE RISE

Hospital-based rehabilitation programs are expecting a major influx of medically complex patients in the coming decades.

 



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3 areas driving the greatest impact on treating the growing medically complex patient population »


1. Getting Your Staff Prepared Clinically

Many rehabilitation programs try to serve the new medically complex patient population with outdated staffing models which can lead to operational inefficiencies and subpar outcomes.

Positions that are critical for treating medically complex patients are: Rehab-Experienced Nurses; Speech and Language Pathologists; Clinical Liaisons and Certifications; Infection Control Specialists; Behavioral Health Experts.

2. Adapting Through Tech Innovation

The usage of telehealth technology has rapidly increased since the beginning of COVID-19, with baby boomers accounting for the greatest portion of new users.

The usage of telehealth technology has rapidly increased since the beginning of COVID-19, with baby boomers accounting for the greatest portion of new users. An overall increase of 155% - jumping from 9% pre-pandemic to 23%.

3. Enhancing Patient and Family Member Experience

Working follow-up calls into discharge procedure can produce optimal outcomes for both patients and rehab programs.

A variety of initiatives that can be used to support caregivers: Transitional Support; Educational Materials; Case Managers; Peer Support Groups; Mobile App Technology

Initiatives to support the adult child caregiver


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How Kindred Can Help



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