fOUR PILOTS LAUNCHED & COUNTING...
AgeWell has launched the following pilots:
- Cape Town, South Africa, 2014
- Henry Street Settlement, New York, 2016
- Limerick, Ireland, 2017
- Fort Lauderdale, Florida with Trinity Health, 2017
Another two pilots are about to launch in Cleveland, Ohio and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
HENRY STREET SETTLEMENT, NEW YORK
In 2016, AgeWell was awarded funding through a Digital Health Marketplace grant to pilot its innovative technology in partnership with Henry Street Settlement, a venerated community service organization dedicated to addressing the needs of a community in the Lower East Side neighborhood of Manhattan.
The community-based program was implemented within a New York City housing authority NORC (naturally occurring retirement community) where Henry Street already provided comprehensive services to older adults from diverse backgrounds. Important operational learnings were achieved in this 6-month pilot program.
FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA
With an Innovation Award from Trinity Health, in 2017 AgeWell launches a post-hospital discharge program at Holy Cross Hospital.
The program is dedicated to reducing hospital readmissions at 30-days and 90-days post discharge among patients with Medicare/Medicaid (dual-eligible) healthcare funding. 100 patients will be enrolled in this 9 month pilot. 10 AgeWells have been trained and employed.
In 2017, AgeWell launched a community-based program in partnership with St. Munchin’s Community Center; addressing the needs of older adults in Kileely, an economically challenged neighborhood.
The program has drawn the attention of Ireland’s HSE (Health Service Executive), with an eye towards launching additional programs in other districts. 100 patients will be enrolled in this 9 month pilot. 10 AgeWells have been trained and employed.
With funding from Cleveland Foundation, in 2017 AgeWell will launch a post-hospital discharge program in partnership with Fairhill Partners, an established community organization in Cleveland serving the needs of older adults.
MetroHealth, the hospital partner in this venture is looking to reduce post-discharge hospital readmissions among Medicare fee-for-service and Medicare/Medicaid dual-eligible patients in key neighborhoods.
With funding from Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, in 2017 AgeWell will launch a community-based program in partnership with Jewish Healthcare Foundation of Pittsburgh.