A June report by Kaiser Permanente found that not only do Americans believe that having social needs met—such as housing, food, and social support—is crucial to good health, but 68% of those surveyed reported that they had at least one social need unmet in the last year, and more than 25% of them said that unmet social need affected their health.
Stephanie, a home care nurse case manager, follows patients with repeated readmissions, stabilizes them in the community, and prevents the readmissions from continuing. But with record-breaking temperatures approaching, Stephanie knows that helping her patients avoid readmission will be more challenging than usual.
Every director of case management faces the challenge of remaining current in an age of information overload. For some, this information explosion may cause work fatigue and anxiety. One way to stay afloat is to focus on one thing—Medicare.