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This is the 7th in a series of case studies from the Preparing for the Future Report.
You can check out the full Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society case study, or continue reading the summary below.
The Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society is the nation’s largest not-forprofit provider of senior care and services, serving more than 27,000 people in 240 locations nationwide.
While it initially focused solely on offering traditional skilled nursing care, the organization now provides senior living apartments, home health, assisted living, hospice care, inpatient and outpatient therapy and specialized units for people with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.
The Good Samaritan Society expects technology-enabled services to help it meet its goal to engage with a broader population of consumers.
The organization is currently working on several projects to make this possible.
The LivingWell@Home research is designed to provide critical evidence that technology-enabled services can help older adults optimize their health and independence.
Armed with this evidence, the Good Samaritan Society and other aging services providers will be able to make a strong case that public and private third-party payers should support these technologies as a way to improve health care quality and reduce costs.
In addition, evidence from the LivingWell@Home research will allow the Good Samaritan Society to promote itself as a valuable partner that can help Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) and medical homes use technology-enabled services to reduce rehospitalization rates and increase care coordination and efficiency.
You can also view all 18 case studies from the Preparing for the Future report.