VHS Chief Strategy Officer featured in Home Health Care News

Virginia Health Services Chief Strategy Officer Eric Gommel recently spoke on a panel at the Aging Media Network’s Continuum Conference in Washington, D.C. The panel, “Acuity Creep Across the Continuum: Adapting to Shifting Patient and Resident Profiles,” was covered in a news story by Home Health Care News and published Jan. 5 online.

Gommel and his fellow panelists, Michael Johnson, President of Hospice & Home Health BAYADA Home Health Care, and Adam Perry of the John Hartford Foundation Health and Aging Policy Fellows Program, discussed the increasing medical complexity and frailty of the seniors accessing care within the continuum.

He said staff education and training are key in addressing “acuity creep.”

“You have to invest in your team, and that means making sure they’re not turning over and you’re spending time preparing them for these changes,” he said.

Read “Home Health Agencies Grapple With ‘Acuity Creep’ As Patient Needs Become More Complex” by Patrick Filbin on Home Health Care News.


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