April is an opportunity to introduce areas of focus that Elite is proud to partner with and support in our communities. This week, we are highlighting National Donate Life Month. Donation of organs, such as heart, lungs, kidneys, liver, intestines and pancreas are known and familiar. Donations of tissue, including birth tissue, and the eye, including the cornea, reflect some unique donation types. The amazing gifts of life that these donations bring allow their recipients to re-engage in life activities and pursue healthy living. Elite Home Health & Hospice partners with recipients who benefit from additional support and intervention after surgery and the return home. Many of our patients benefit from medication review and teaching to learn the role of each new prescription, build in regimens to aid in consistency of administration, and identify side effects and obstacles to their care. The supports of skilled nursing and rehabilitation aid patients in their return to independent living. Our dietitian supports medically driven diet changes to guide patients through their new normal. Consider Home Health as part of the treatment plan.
What payors are accepted on palliative care?
As many of you know, Elite launched our palliative care program on April 1st. We are currently only able to serve Idaho patients that are using traditional Medicare. We are pursuing Idaho Medicaid, and we anticipate this will be available in May. Managed Medicare plans in Idaho are projected for June. This includes any plan managed by an insurance company. Washington residents with traditional Medicare are projected for mid-May, and Washington Medicaid is projected for late June. Managed Medicare in Washington is not expected until late July.
We appreciate the excitement and recognize the need for the program. We are hopeful that we will be able to serve the community in a full capacity by the end of summer. If you have questions, reach out to us at info@EliteHHH.com
People to know
Clarkston Liaison/Lifeline – Angie (509) 780-8097
Lewiston Liaison – Beth (509) 254-1381
Moscow & Orofino Liaison – Scott (509) 234-3102
Business Development – Ashley (509) 843-7605