Program empowers caregivers of high-need Medicare Advantage patients with coaching, education and support
HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif., and CARLSBAD, Calif., November 16, 2017 — Landmark Health and its subsidiaries (“Landmark”), specializing in home-based medical care, and Ceresti Health, a company utilizing digital solutions to enhance personalized patient engagement, today announced the successful completion of patient enrollment in a controlled study of the Ceresti PREVENT program in a high-need Medicare Advantage population. Clinical and other outcomes from qualified Landmark patients enrolled in the Ceresti care coaching, education and support program will be evaluated against a control population.
“We are excited to partner with Ceresti on a caregiver-centric approach to improving patient care for those who have difficulty managing their conditions due to Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementias,” said Dr. Christopher Dennis, Chief Behavioral Health Officer at Landmark. “Self-care is already a challenge for dementia patients, and is often made dramatically more complex by the presence of additional chronic conditions. By taking part in this program, we improve our ability to proactively manage patient health conditions in the home.”
Ceresti has created an evidence-based, 12-week program delivered on a dedicated computer tablet and supported by remote caregiver coaches who provide guidance and support throughout the entire program. The Ceresti PREVENT program leverages behavioral science and deep personalization tools to empower informal family caregivers and provide the best possible care for high-need patients with dementia. Through daily engagement and personalized interaction, caregivers develop the knowledge, skills and confidence required to address the specific challenges and needs associated with Alzheimer’s and dementia patients, which can often include management of multiple chronic conditions.
“We are pleased to be working with Landmark and their industry leading approach to home-based medical care,” said Dirk Soenksen, Ceresti’s co-founder and Chief Executive Officer. “In this program, we are engaging primarily with spousal caregivers who possess a wide variety of abilities and face unique challenges, including a reluctance to use technology and make lifestyle changes. Our scalable, HIPAA-compliant engagement platform has been optimized specifically to engage seniors and to meet their needs.”
Landmark is an industry leader of home-based medical care for patients with complex health needs. Landmark’s community-based, physician-led medical teams are specialized in house calls and deliver medical, behavioral, social and palliative care to individuals with multiple chronic conditions, wherever they reside. Their teams of mobile clinicians collaborate with patients’ families, caregivers and other medical providers to bring coordinated world-class healthcare to people who need it the most. Learn more at LandmarkHealth.org.
Ceresti utilizes digital solutions to enhance personalized patient engagement, tailored specifically to enable seniors to effectively manage their health and live the fullest life possible. We specialize in engaging family caregivers when patients are unable to self-manage their medical conditions due to Alzheimer’s Disease or other dementias. Our turnkey coaching, education and support programs can be integrated into existing approaches to care management and are shown to improve clinical outcomes and reduce associated costs. Learn more at Ceresti.com.