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ArchCare, Montefiore Health System Unveil Partnership to Grow Home Healthcare Program

Analysis  |  By Melanie Blackman  
   April 01, 2021

Montefiore physicians and clinical staff will work with ArchCare's elderly care team to provide home healthcare for eligible patients in the state.

New York-based healthcare organizations ArchCare and Montefiore Health System announced a new formal partnership Wednesday to expand ArchCare's home healthcare program.

Physicians and clinical staff from Montefiore will work with the Continuing Care Community of the Archdiocese of New York's Program for All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) team to provide expanded home healthcare services for eligible patients in the state.

PACE offers nursing home-level care for patients in-home or in the community and is a nationally recognized model of care. PACE also focuses on “helping seniors live better, keeping them independent while improving their health, wellness, and mental being,” according to a press release.

"ArchCare provides a tremendous resource for people 55 and older who want to remain independent, in their homes, and with their families, despite needing healthcare that is usually offered in nursing homes," William Scesney, assistant vice president of network development for Montefiore Medical Center, said in a statement. "We are proud to partner with ArchCare to deliver this comprehensive care and support to our community."

PACE, which accepts Medicare and Medicaid, offers patients a multidisciplinary team including a physician, nurse, social worker, care manager, physical therapist, and dietitian to manage every aspect of a patient's care.

"ArchCare’s PACE program has achieved tremendous success delivering comprehensive, coordinated care in our communities, and was especially effective in safely treating patients throughout the COVID pandemic as an alternative for nursing home eligible individuals who prefer to remain in their homes while receiving the services they require," Scott LaRue, CEO of ArchCare, said in a statement.

This partnership marks the latest move for ArchCare after an announcement in mid-March about a new initiative with Ride Health to launch a non-emergency patient transportation program for PACE patients in the greater New York City area.

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Melanie Blackman is the strategy editor at HealthLeaders, an HCPro brand.

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