Humana and Seniorlink Offering Tech-Enabled Coaching to Dementia Caregivers

Humana and Seniorlink Offering Tech-Enabled Coaching to Dementia Caregivers
Expanding their existing relationship, Seniorlink and Humana are offering a program that provides additional care management and support to families caring for individuals with dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease. The dementia management program, which covers Humana Medicare Advantage members, capitalizes on Seniorlink’s experience and expertise in supporting caregivers. Specifically, it gives caregivers access to Seniorlink coaches via Vela, the health services company’s centralized care collaboration app. Humana At Home identifies and assists Humana Medicare Advantage members who have chronic conditions, struggle with day-to-day activities, and are hospitalized often. The company said the program is part of its commitment to broaden home-based offerings. The expanded partnership is intended to widen caregiver support and give the companies a better understanding of how best to meet members’ needs. Program enrollment is expected to start late this month with about 500 caregivers initially. (Visit this site to see if services are offered locally.) “Dementia, and especially Alzheimer’s disease, is challenging for families to manage,” said Thomas Riley, Seniorlink president and CEO, in a press release. “Joining forces with Humana At Home will enable us to provide quality care for its Medicare Advantage members with this disease, as well as for the family members responsible for their care.” Offering education, support and streamlined case management services, the secure communication platform Vela enables real-time collaboration among interdisciplinary care team members — patients, case managers, care providers and family caregivers— resulting in improved outcomes at relatively lower costs, the company said. It replaces what
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