PCMA can help relieve and prevent the suffering of patients of any age, at any stage of complex medical conditions that may be curable, chronic or life-limiting. Services are provided in either skilled nursing facility or an assisted living facility and are in conjunction with a patient’s primary care physician, hospitals, home health agency, and hospice agency.
PCMA’s quality palliative and geriatric care can increase the efficiency of hospitals and nursing homes, resulting in better patient outcomes and cost savings.
Evidence is mounting that efforts to ensure continuity of care for older patients during care transitions can improve patient outcomes. Improved discharge planning and transition processes reduce emergency room visits, reduce hospital readmission rates and reduce overall health care costs. The importance of care transitions to both quality and patient outcomes is recognized by numerous national health care organizations.
The healthcare profession and the insurance industry have long sought an optimal balance between patient quality of life and healthcare costs. We provide that balance.
There is a growing body of evidence that adults with complex care needs who had physician-led medical services reported better coordinated care, fewer medical errors and test duplication, better relationships with their doctors and greater satisfaction with care.