American Heart Association and home care startup partner for heart and stroke care
A home care startup company is partnering with the American Heart Association to bring the latest heart and stroke research to their clients at home.
Honor, a home care agency with operations in California, New Mexico and Texas, will receive specialized staff training in frontline care protocols for cardiovascular disease and stroke recovery. The specialized skills will help patients transition smoothly from hospital or skilled nursing to home and ensuring better follow-through on treatment plans and medication adherence.
While acute and post-acute care providers are trying to reduce length of stay, most home care companies don’t have the expertise to provide tailored care for specific chronic medical conditions. The new training will give Honor’s employees the knowledge and resources to assist clients with proper nutrition, exercises and healthy habits at home.
"Care doesn't stop at the hospital door, so we need to find new ways to bring best practices in managing heart conditions into the home. This collaboration is a fantastic way to take the work the American Heart Association has conducted and directly apply it to coordinated home care to improve quality-of-life of our clients," said Honor’s Co-founder and CEO Seth Sternberg, in a news release. "Our Care Pros will now have the tools, training and information needed to better manage the care of clients recovering from a stroke or living with heart disease. It's the next step in an ongoing process by Honor to bring specialized and customized in-home care to the country's 46 million seniors."
More than 85 million Americans live with some form of cardiovascular disease or the after-effects of stroke.
Honor also is collaborating with other associations for expertise, including the Alzheimer’s Association, the Parkinson’s Foundation and the American Cancer Society.
Pamela Tabar was editor-in-chief of I Advance Senior Care from 2013-2018. She has worked as a writer and editor for healthcare business media since 1998, including as News Editor of Healthcare Informatics. She has a master’s degree in journalism from Kent State University and a master’s degree in English from the University of York, England.