Wednesday, January 18, 2017
United Hospital Fund Supports Family Caregiver Centers
Hospitals are showing a greater interest in family caregivers in part because of new penalties for hospital readmissions, said Jill Gottlieb of Northern Westchester Hospital, who helps other hospitals set up their own support centers. Gottlieb said when family caregivers get the support they need, they are better poised to help patients successfully transition home.
The center, established through a United Hospital Fund grant, does not charge for its services. It has allowed the Montefiore to “take a more holistic view” of patients in the context of their families, instead of simply focusing on the day’s surgery, said Dr. Peter Semczuk, the hospital’s executive director...