The Area Office on Aging of Northwestern Ohio has been selected to participate in a federal program to improve transitions from hospitals to home or nursing homes. The $1.1 million grant will be paid based on hospital performance, said Billie Johnson, Area Office on Aging president/CEO.
“This grant will help ensure that when patients leave the hospital to go home, they remain at home,” Ms. Johnson said.
According to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the goal of the program is to support Medicare patients who are at increased risk of being readmitted to the hospital while moving from hospital stays to their homes, a nursing home, or other care settings.
Hospital partners include Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center, ProMedica Toledo Hospital, and the University of Toledo Medical Center, the former Medical College of Ohio Hospital.