National Lecture Series: The Impact of Home-Based Primary Care on People with IDD

May 18, 2022 Filed under: Uncategorized

Dr. William Mills shares the 2021 clinical outcome highlights from the partnership between ResCare Community Living and our home-based primary care provider Western Reserve Medical Group in Ohio.

In 2021, Home-Based Primary Care was made available to ResCare clients in Ohio, with more clients/guardians electing the care model as the year progressed. As the model took effect, we saw significant improvements in clinical/utilization outcomes – some of the largest effects seen in over 15 years. ResCare clients with IDD spent an average of 360 days per year at home in the community, outside of hospitals and nursing homes.

Provision of Home-based Primary Care to individuals with IDD in Ohio was associated with:

  • 44% decrease in hospitalization rate
  • 84% decrease in 30-day readmission rate
  • Average of 6 additional days spent at home per year

Watch the full presentation here.

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