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Continuing Care at Home: Evolution, Innovation, and Opportunity, a new white paper from CliftonLarsonAllen, explains the appeal of continuing care at home (CCaH) programs and provides answers to providers’ frequently asked questions about this growing care model. Continuing care at home is a life care membership program offering the same kind of services as a Type A continuing care retirement community (CCRC) to consumers who choose to live in a setting other than the traditional CCRC.The white paper highlights the experience of 4 LeadingAge members that sponsor continuing care at home programs:
According to authors Scott Townsley and Sarah Spellman, CCaH programs have a number of distinctive features:
The CliftonLarsonAllen white paper answers a number of questions that providers may have about CCaH programs, including:
Townsley and Spellman conclude their white paper by suggesting that the CCaH model presents an opportunity for CCRC providers to be responsive to housing market trends and consumer preferences.
In addition, they say, CCaH programs could serve as a model for health care reform.“The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act requires providers to consider new methods of payment for services, including bundled payment arrangements and other strategies to reduce health care costs,” the paper concludes. “We believe CCaH programs can serve as a proven model for care management and coordination for these new payment arrangements.”