WHAT WE DO
Our Unique Model Provides...
AGEWELL SUPPORTS PEOPLE AS THEY AGE: IMPROVING WELL-BEING AND REDUCING MEDICAL COSTS.
AGEWELL HELPS IMPROVE STAR RATINGS AND REDUCE DISENROLLMENT.
Agewell's model combines best practices of several care coordination models: employing able older people as companions; providing social engagement
through home visits; and deploying a mobile health screening tool to identify and address evolving health and social problems before they escalate.
TWO SERVICE MODELS
HOSPITAL DISCHARGE PROGRAM
IMPROVING WELL-BEING AND HEALTH OUTCOMES
WHO WE ARE
The AgeWell model has evolved from mothers2mothers’ (m2m) successful education and support program for women and mothers living with HIV. Launched in South Africa in 2001; m2m scaled across eastern and southern Africa to reach 20% of the world’s HIV positive pregnant mothers. AgeWell has embraced this successful peer-to-peer model to address the needs of an aging population. (www.m2m.org)
Through partnerships with community-based organizations, AgeWell recruits able older people to become companions, called “AgeWells.” They are screened, trained, and matched to specific individuals based on several factors including: demographics, geography, gender, language, personality, and interests. AgeWells are compensated for the important work that they do.
A SUCCESSFUL PILOT
Piloted in two communities in Cape Town, South Africa in 2014, the AgeWell model achieved a 50% increase in well-being scores amongst participants within the first month of service and a 95% reduction in signs of depression, improvements that were sustained for the pilot’s duration. Pilot participants with identified medical and social problems were also successfully referred to appropriate providers.
MEET OUR TEAM...
The AgeWell team brings a wealth of healthcare experience to our new venture, including leadership and founding positions in the not-for profit and for-profit sectors. Team members have worked in healthcare startups and Fortune 500 companies, on the frontlines battling deadly disease, and in the back office, running a billion dollar Medicaid program.
Founder and CEO
Chief Financial Advisor
Chief Technology Officer
Chief Program Officer
Co-founder and Senior Program Advisor
Strategic and Business Advisor
Director, Monitoring and Evaluation
Senior Business Analyst
In 2018, AgeWell received the Trinity Health Innovation Award. AgeWell achieved a 46% reduction in the readmission events and a 31% increase in wellbeing scores among Medicare/Medicaid Dual Eligible and Medicare patients, in Trinity Health’s Holy Cross Hospital in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Patients also received medical support and linkages to community services to minimize social isolation and loneliness.