The health care experience is taxing and confusing for patients and their families. The complexity often leads to disengagement and poor adherence to the plan of care. The Bridge Model is designed to integrate into any health care system in order to address these issues.
Bridge uses social workers to provide transitional care services, and leverages psychotherapy techniques to increase patient activation and follow-through. This approach of addressing both medical and social issues leads to many positive outcomes, including significantly lower readmission rates and decreased stress for patients and family caregivers.
On August 5, 2016 the Bridge Model National Office trained 25 Aging Long Term Care (ALTC) care coordinators, case managers and Health Home coordinators at Southeast Washington ALTC Office in Kennewick, WA. After our initial training in 2014, we were invited back to train a new batch of staff. A delightful and engaged group welcomed us […]
The overarching mission of the CATCH-ON is to unify state-wide academic, health, and community organizations and resources to prepare a geriatric collaborative practice-ready health workforce optimizing health while, serving and improving patient-centered health and wellness outcomes. CATCH-ON collaborators and partners, in consultation with the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), older adults, family caregivers, and […]