A Short-Stay Adult Day Rehabilitation Pilot
Special Projects Fund
November 16, 2006
Nearly half of all patients who are discharged from hospitals following a stroke or congestive heart failure (CHF) are readmitted to the hospital within one year, highlighting the need for better recovery options.
To address this situation, Village Care of New York (VCNY) launched a pilot program to provide outpatient, short-term post-acute care in its Adult Day Health Center (ADHC) setting. The program was designed to demonstrate both the clinical benefits and cost-effectiveness of using this setting for post-acute patients who are not interested in or qualified for nursing home or certified home care, with the goal of reducing the number of patients who are readmitted annually to New York hospitals.
This grant to Village Care of New York supports a pilot program to reduce the number of stroke and congestive heart failure patients who are readmitted to New York hospitals.
Nearly half of all stroke survivors are re-admitted to the hospital within one year, and 44% of congestive heart failure patients are readmitted within six months. Though 125,000 stroke and cardiac arrest patients are discharged annually from New York hospitals, current discharge and rehabilitation efforts are inadequate at preventing health decline and recurrence. This grant to Village Care of New York supports a pilot program to reduce the number of stroke and congestive heart failure patients who are readmitted to New York hospitals.