NSC is proud to announce our Successful Aging in Place partnership! Please see and excerpt from North Kansas City's Jan/Feb newsletter below.
"According to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, one in five elderly patients nationally are readmitted to the hospital within 30 days of discharge. Now, a new Northland collaborative program, Aging in Place, will help ensure proper supports are in place for elderly people who return to the community, thus reducing the rate of rehospitalization.
Community partners include:
- North Kansas City Hospital
- LifeWise Renovations
- Cerner Corporation
- Northland Shepherd's Center
- Clay County Senior Services
- Platte County Senior Services
- K2 Consulting Solutions
- Aging in Place Approach
The comprehensive program is a holistic approach with a multidisciplinary focus on clinical care, health behaviors, and social and physical environments. On January 1, North Kansas City Hospital began screening all discharging Clay and Platte County inpatients 65 and older for program eligibility. Primary care physicians will be notified when their patients qualify.
Aging in Place has three components: care coordination, service-enriched housing and community engagement."