October 20th to October 26th is National Health Care Quality Week, and we’re excited to celebrate the hard work of our team in providing quality health care to our clients!
What does healthcare quality mean to you? For many it means offering a standard level of care for all seniors and working towards better treatments, procedures and ongoing quality checks that protect everyone. For others it also means health professionals engaging more with patients to take responsibility for their own care and taking preventative measures with their health.
During National Health Care Quality Week, we want to show our support to those who are actively focused on patient needs and who are working hard to promote safe, effective practices in caregiving and throughout the health care industry.
We Promote Health Care Quality for All
At New Century Home Care, we’re committed to providing quality healthcare and meeting our goal of ensuring the best quality of life for our clients. That’s why we offer a variety of services on an hourly or live-in basis, to best meet the needs of the seniors and families we work with.
Between medical advancements, new medical technology and improvements in policies and practices, training is critical to ensure our teams are always up-to-date and ready to provide clients with the best care possible.
We also offer free care assessments, free Medicaid application assistance, and access to Medicaid programs like the Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program (CDPAP), which allows loved ones and friends to be paid caregivers if that’s a more comfortable and preferred option for those in need of assistance.
Ultimately, we want our clients to remain independent for as long as possible and we’re invested in ensuring they’re happy with the level of care they receive every day.
Other Advocates for Healthcare Quality
We’re not alone in our commitment to quality health care. In New York, there are several organizations and coalitions leading health reform. One of the primary driving forces to change is Health Care for All New York (otherwise known as HCFANY), a collective group of over 170 organizations committed to quality, affordable health coverage for all New Yorkers.
Through the work of local and national organizations like HCFANY, access to health care services and quality of care continues to be a priority. At New Century Home Care, we believe this is an important step towards improving health care in the United States.
We’re Committed to Progress
According to a national report conducted by the Agency for Health Care Research and Quality, there are three aims for improving health care. These include achieving better care, achieving healthy people and communities, and making care affordable.
Many mid-western and north-eastern states have the highest overall quality scores when compared to the rest of the United States. Despite the progress that has been made in recent years to improve and provide additional opportunities for quality care, escalating health care costs still pose a challenge. However, care models such as the patient-centered medical home program (PCMH) help ensure care is coordinated across different sectors (including home care) and that money is being spent efficiently without sacrificing quality care.
At New Century Home Care our teams work tirelessly to ensure the care we provide our clients is coordinated, affordable and helps the seniors we work with maintain their independence, health and happiness. We encourage you to contact us today to learn more or join us in celebrating National Health Care Quality Week by sharing stories of health care workers who have made a difference in your life or the life of a loved one.