How We Help Nursing Facilities
The 2018 Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM) from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) represents the biggest change in nursing payment since 1998. VITAS can add value as your organization transitions to this model.
As an experienced partner with episode-based providers, VITAS offers a full range of services to positively impact your nursing facility's (NF) performance and quality metrics. From individualized care plans and regular team visits by our hospice experts to educational programs and ongoing grief and bereavement support for your residents and staff, VITAS supports your clinical staff to facilitate positive outcomes.
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Our NF nurses and aides take care of our residents. How would VITAS offer anything different?
VITAS augments the care your NF staff provides to residents with advanced illness.
By transitioning your NF's high- and rising-risk residents to VITAS, we can provide expert, high-acuity care that minimizes the risks of return visits to the hospital or emergency department.
We bring hospice care to the patient. Since the resident elects to receive palliative care and a physician has certified the resident has a prognosis of six months or less, the need for acute care is diminished.
What services would VITAS be able to offer my resident to keep them here in the NF?
By partnering with VITAS, you are enhancing the services you offer to your residents at the end of life, and elevating the skills and knowledge of your staff in caring for residents with advanced illness.
Our staff is always looking for professional education.VITAS能提供協助嗎？
We offer grief/bereavement support, memorials and education to help residents and staff mourn and cope with the loss.
Likewise, memorial services and lessons in “taking care of me” help staff members and residents mourn and recover from the death of someone they cared for and cared about.
One of the goals of hospice care is to keep the resident in place, and our coordinated services do that.
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As a hospice and palliative care pioneer, our organization has developed effective pain management protocols that are customized for the individual resident-which is critical in NFs.除了處理身體及醫療問題之外，我們的跨領域療護方式還同時處理心靈及情緒上的需求。