National Delivery Model in Advanced Illness Management

Friday, April 22, 2016: 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
National Harbor 11 (Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center) - 3rd Level
Michael Jasperson, MBA, MSA, Hospice of Michigan, Detroit, MI, Michele Seyranian, MNO, Hospice of the Western Reserve Inc, Cleveland, OH and Elizabeth E. Wessels, LSCW, Hosparus, Louisville, KY
Advanced Illness Management (AIM) programs are improving the quality of lives for patients, reducing undue burden on caregivers and saving millions of dollars in unnecessary ER visits and hospitalizations. Hospice of Michigan has been using the At Home Support model for close to 15 years in Michigan and has more recently begun to partner with strong, local hospice agencies for the delivery of these programs in strategic partnership. The session will focus on two of these creative collaborations with like-minded agencies, Hosparus in Kentucky/Indiana and Hospice of the Western Reserve in Ohio.

Learning Objectives:
1. Discuss the dynamics driving the need for these programs nationally
2. Describe the nature of the program itself
3. Describe the nature of these creative collaborations and how obstacles were overcome

CE/CME: Nurse, Physician and Social Worker