Alacare CEO Susan Brouillette believes the healthcare landscape faces many challenges in the future, and she’s ready to tackle them. Brouillette has joined the board of directors of ElevatingHOME, a newly-launched non-profit (501(c)6) industry organization that seeks to advocate for high-quality, affordable home-based health care.
Brouillette’s desire to act in the best interest of patients led her to ElevatingHOME. She says it’s critical that all patients in Alabama have access to the best possible home care.
“Across the nation and especially in Alabama, our aging population and increasing healthcare costs will make a person’s own home an important place for healthcare whenever possible. Existing and future innovations to provide higher levels of care such as remote patient monitoring will be a key component in having a patient-centered healthcare system,” said Brouillette.
The Visiting Nurse Associations of America (VNNA) launched ElevatingHOME in April 2017. ElevatingHOME’s mission is to align, unify and strengthen the home-based care industry. The organization hopes to engage the entire health care community, including primary care, to redesign the home-based care industry, making it the center of health care delivery.
In the months ahead, ElevatingHOME will focus on advancing home-based care as the central and critical component of health care delivery by:
Demonstrating the role of home-based care in meeting patients’ health care needs at home;
Developing and disseminating best practices for home-based care;
Establishing a high standard of operational integrity;
Elevating the level of public, private, foundation, academic and legislative support for the patients and families served;
Advancing financial models to support a robust home-based care industry while delivering value along the broader health care continuum.
Leaders in both for-profit and nonprofit home-based care agencies are represented on ElevatingHOME’s Board of Directors.