New agreement provides products and clinical education to drive standardization and enhance patient care
Northfield, Ill., Nov. 28, 2016 – Over half of seniors are plagued by incontinence. Providing proper care is crucial to improving patient outcomes. As the healthcare dollar continues to shrink, the demand for intervention that produces the best outcomes rises. That’s why My Choice Family Care, a Managed Care Organization in Wisconsin, is implementing Medline’s Continence Management Program to ensure care teams can provide high quality care to their Members.
My Choice Family Care serves over 8,500 members throughout nine counties in the state. Nearly 80 percent of those members live at home. This new agreement is designed to meet the individual needs of members and keep them in their home longer by educating their care managers on proper continence care and arming them with high quality products. Care Teams benefit from in-services hosted by their dedicated post-acute care sales representative, incontinence supply sample bags, toolkits that include product sizing tools and patient education designed to help the member and their family understand incontinence.
“While there is not a uniform approach for managing incontinence, many caregivers do not know what size products to use on members or how often patients should be changed. Medline is committed to providing My Choice Family Care with a unique program that will drive clinical standardization and help their members live as independently as possible in their community,” says Lucas Duncan, regional vice president of sales for the homecare division, Medline.
“My Choice Family Care is pleased to explore new options for better care for our Members” said Don Sobczak, My Choice Family Care Contract Administrator. “We have a great partnership with Medline and are happy to work with them on providing good information to Care Managers, Nurses and Members.”
For more information on the Medline Continence Management Program visit https://www.medline.com/pages/clinical-expertise/continence-management/continence-program/.
Medline is a global manufacturer and distributor serving the healthcare industry with medical supplies and clinical solutions that help customers achieve both clinical and financial success. Headquartered in Mundelein, Ill., the company offers 350,000+ medical devices and support services through more than 1,200 direct sales representatives who are dedicated points of contact for customers across the continuum of care. For more information on Medline, go to www.medline.com or http://www.medline.com/social-media to connect with Medline on its social media channels.
About My Choice Family Care
Family Care is a long-term care program which helps frail elders and adults with disabilities get the services they need to remain in their homes. This comprehensive and flexible program offers services to foster independence and quality of life for members, while recognizing the need for interdependence and support. My Choice Family Care has provided the Family Care benefit since 2000 and is currently serving older adults and people with disabilities in Kenosha, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Rock, Sheboygan, Walworth, Washington and Waukesha Counties. For more information go to http://mychoicefamilycare.com/.
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