When it comes to the health of the population, a couple of things are certain. Care happens in silos and rarely is health looked at on a holistic basis. The Eliza Foundation has identified three major life stressors that if looked at closely impact overall health. They are: Caregiving, Financial Stress and Relationship Issues.
The future success of health providers hinges on an understanding that societal health is more than just about population health and that ACO players are not just other hospitals, physicians and long-term care entities. Rather, employers, banks, supermarkets, in short the community all play a role when it comes to understanding dementia, including Alzheimer’s.
Anthony Cirillo, FACHE, ABC looks at how to integrate the hospital health care system in the dementia conversation in his white paper, Dementia Friendly as a Strategic Business Imperative for Hospitals and Health Care Providers. He explores three areas:
- Improve the experience of employees by identifying, embracing and creating programs for family caregivers in the workplace.
- Improve the patient/resident/person experience by becoming a dementia friendly provider.
- Strategically position the organization from a marketing perspective by leading dementia friendly initiatives in the community.
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