NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--TripleCare, a national provider of telemedicine-based healthcare to the post-acute care sector, including skilled nursing facilities (SNFs), announced today the Company will introduce its services across all Commonwealth Care of Roanoke (CCR) facilities. CCR provides senior care consisting of skilled services, including complex medical care and rehabilitation, as well as respite and long-term care from 12 modern facilities throughout Virginia.
Initially, during the 2018 third quarter, CCR will roll out TripleCare’s virtual physician-supported services, which bring care to patients at their bedsides in real-time, at three facilities: Carriage Hill Health & Rehab Center in Fredericksburg, Va.; Abingdon Health & Rehab Center in Abingdon, Va.; and, Radford Health & Rehab Center in Radford, Va. Implementation of services at the remaining nine facilities will be completed by year-end 2018.
CCR is partnering with TripleCare to continue its commitment to the delivery of quality care. Since TripleCare’s experienced physicians connect to patients using advanced technology at times when the CCR physician staff is not on site, such as overnight, during the weekends and on holidays, CCR facilities can offer uninterrupted care. TripleCare, with support from CCR’s on-site nursing staff, treats patients in place, allowing its physicians to differentiate from those who can be cared for at CCR versus those requiring a hospital transfer. By providing physician accessibility during these times, CCR is attempting to avoid patient hospitalizations.
“We look forward to working closely with CCR’s 12 facilities to expand the level of quality of care for its patients and help reduce costs relating to hospital readmissions and transfers. With access to our physicians in the off hours, CCR is prudently bridging the care gap by ensuring ongoing coverage for their patients,” stated TripleCare Chief Executive Officer Dr. Mary Jo Gorman.
“Our physician-based telemedicine services are gaining significant traction because facilities like CCR are fast recognizing the cost savings and benefits that result from deployment, including lower return-to-hospital (RTH) incidences, increases in both patient census and treat-in-place rates and solidifying competitive positions in their local communities,” Dr. Gorman concluded.
Honor Chriscoe, Director of Operational Initiatives and Support at CCR, added: “Lora Epperly, our Director of Business Development and Care innovations, identified early on the advantages of technology to the patient and has worked to establish ways to move this type of innovation forward. Our new relationship with TripleCare affords CCR the opportunity to deepen the quality of care to our patients and residents on which we have come to pride ourselves. CCR was built on a vision and mission to deliver caring, compassionate and complete complex skilled nursing and rehabilitative services, and by aligning with TripleCare, we’re able to further strengthen both our ability to fulfill this promise as well as our commitment to deliver the best care around the clock.
“It is a well-established fact that unnecessary transfers to the hospital can be traumatic for the patient and delivering care on-site, as opposed to an ambulance, is preferable. We believe that telemedicine will play an increasingly important role in the post-acute sector in which we operate, and CCR strives to be at the forefront of this sea change. By engaging TripleCare, which works in tandem with our expert on-site clinical team, we are enhancing care and improving patient outcomes. This relationship underscores our dedication to our talented employees and complements our patient-centric approach to provide evidenced-based care in a compliance-oriented setting,” she concluded.
About Commonwealth Care of Roanoke
Commonwealth Care of Roanoke, founded in 2001, provides rehabilitation services, long-term care, respite care and memory care from 12 modern facilities throughout Virginia. Each of the company’s facilities creates an identity with their own sense of place. CCR believes this helps patients feel at home, which is a key contributor to the healing process. To learn more, please visit http://commonwealth-care.com/.
New York, N.Y.-based TripleCare is a national provider of telemedicine services to the post-acute care sector, including skilled nursing facilities (SNFs). The Company brings highly trained physicians to patients’ bedsides, via advanced technology, which enables patients to receive timely interventions when a change of condition occurs. As an experienced telemedicine provider bringing care to patients since 2011, TripleCare is contracted with more than 70 skilled nursing facilities across 12 states. TripleCare’s proven implementation and service approach benefits patients, families, providers and SNFs.
TripleCare was recently identified as a leading telemedicine provider in the post-acute environment by The Advisory Board Company, a health care research and consulting firm located in Washington, D.C.