How Humana and Kindred at Home will transform home health care

Humana’s agreement with Kindred at Home will help keep seniors living with multiple chronic conditions — from diabetes to congestive heart failure — out of hospitals and in their homes.

Dr. Roy Beveridge, Humana’s Chief Medical Officer, recently wrote about that strategy in Home Health Care News.

“At Humana, we want to help our 3.5 million Medicare Advantage (MA) members stay in their homes and out of the hospital,” Dr. Beveridge wrote. “We’ve invested in our integrated care delivery strategy, which specifically supports and advances the care necessary for this population.

“It’s also why we finalized our agreement with Kindred at Home, which sees more than 570,000 patients daily across 40 states and is the leading provider of home health services in the country. Kindred at Home accelerates our goal to create a national care platform that extends into the home. Kindred at Home’s geographic footprint also covers approximately 65% of Humana’s membership nationwide.”

He cited the fact that, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 75% of people over the age of 65 live with multiple chronic conditions, and 1 in 5 have an unplanned readmission to the hospital within 30 days of discharge.

He said an in-home, holistic care experience through a unified, transformative system will help keep seniors in their homes, where they want to be.

“In the end, seniors want to live life on their terms and the integrated care experience that Humana and Kindred at Home will deliver will transform health care.”

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