Nurse Next Door Expands to Meet Senior Care Challenges
Hospital readmission penalties drive need for home healthcare services
Huntington Beach, CA (PRWEB) May 14, 2013
By 2030, nearly 20 percent of Orange County´s population will be over the age of 65. The demand for senior care is escalating. To address the needs of this demographic, Nurse Next Door, a thriving home healthcare franchise system, is continuing an aggressive California expansion with the launch of their fourth location in the state in Huntington Beach.
Nurse Next Door launched two successful California locations six months ago in Mission Viejo and Laguna Hills, creating over 60 local healthcare jobs. The company attributes their rapid California growth to a number of factors including an unparalleled care model, fresh branding and recently, an influx of hospital referrals as a result of the Affordable Care Act.
“With hospitals relying on home care providers to keep readmission rates below new standards to avoid penalties, our services are proving to be a great option to keep people healthy at home,” said David Sandhu, a registered nurse, health advocate and the owner of Nurse Next Door in Huntington Beach. “As an experienced health advocate, I know the need for reliable, patient focused care and am thrilled to bring that to my community with Nurse Next Door.”
According to recent studies, nearly 13 percent of Medicare beneficiaries discharged from hospitals are readmitted within 30 days for preventable problems. Only 6 percent of clients of Nurse Next Door who were discharged from the hospital were readmitted within 30 days.
“Nurse Next Door has many innovative systems that give families complete peace of mind including 24/7 live phone scheduling and support,” said Sandhu. “This means instead of getting caught up in typical healthcare loopholes, I can focus on providing the best care possible to keep clients healthy at home.”
Nurse Next Door´s new Huntington Beach office provides a full range of in-home care services ranging from three hours-per-visit of caring companionship to around-the-clock care.
About Nurse Next Door
Founded in 2001, Nurse Next Door Home Care Services (http://www.nursenextdoor.com) is one of North America’s fastest-growing home care providers and is dedicated to delivering flexible, affordable and quality care options to seniors. Recently featured in the New York Times, Nurse Next Door has more than 70 locations across North America and is fast becoming a globally admired brand.
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