TwelveStone Health Partners, a leader in chronic care medication management, together with its respiratory services partner Encore Healthcare, will provide respiratory therapeutic services at Community Care of Rutherford County.
“In many cases, post-acute care settings lack the focus, equipment and validated protocols to help patients breathe better and on their own,” says Shane Reeves, chief executive officer for TwelveStone. “The clinical expertise and software offered by Encore, joined with our own skill in transitions of care, position sub-acute care providers as centers of excellence enabling them to lower costs and reduce readmissions.”
Community Care, a nursing home and rehabilitation center owned by Rutherford County, joins two other Pulmonary Independence Centers that TwelveStone currently operates at Quality Center for Rehabilitation and Healing in Lebanon and the Gallatin Center for Rehabilitation and Healing in Gallatin.
The Lebanon and Gallatin facilities are part of CareRite Centers, a multi-state rehabilitation and healthcare company.
To date, more than 100 patients have benefited from the Lebanon and Gallatin PIC units, including Mrs. Earlene Claiborne, a Quality Center patient who required extensive assistance and therapeutic intervention, including a tracheostomy to treat her COPD and a tube to receive nutrition while she also recovered from oral cancer surgery.
Thanks to the skills of the PIC staff, Claiborne was able to return to her home and much of her daily activities in three short months.
TwelveStone’s Pulmonary Independence Center program, geared toward chronic cardiopulmonary populations, includes patient and staff education, advanced therapies, and complex care coordination, including remote patient monitoring, to help providers reduce costs and improve patient outcomes.
The centers are part of TwelveStone’s broader effort to introduce cutting-edge respiratory therapies to enable patients with chronic healthcare positions to breathe easier and improve their independence.