CBI Health Group Opens its First Transitional Care Home in British Columbia

New service model provides hospital-quality care in a home setting to reduce readmission rates, decrease hospital length-of-stay, and improve access to care

BURNABY, BC, Oct. 26, 2016 /CNW/ - CBI Health Group, Canada's largest community health care provider, has opened its first transitional home in Burnaby, British Columbia. This new type of care venue is unique to the area, providing multi-disciplinary and specialized health care to support patients leaving hospital who are not yet able to return to their own home.

"CBI Health Group's first transitional care home in B.C. will help address many of the health care challenges patients face," said Poonam Jassi, Director of Operations for British Columbia, CBI Home Health. "Our transitional care services connect the dots for better care by connecting the right professionals to provide the right services, at the right time, in the right places. It is the latest way we are challenging the status quo by finding ways of solving and managing the complex health care problems in the country."

As Canada's largest network of integrated community health services, CBI Health Group has a proven ability to create new models of care and care delivery in community by leveraging and utilizing the combined talent and expertise of its interdisciplinary network of health care professionals. CBI is the only provider offering services in private homes, its own clinics or community settings based on the client's preferences. By working collaboratively across its network to create custom care models combining clinical talent, care venues, and needs-based care plans, CBI's client-centric delivery model improves patient outcomes and provides cost effective care.

Each day in Canada, 9,100 hospital beds are occupied by individuals who no longer need to remain in hospital due to the lack of transitional options and/or long-term placements. Hospitals have back-logs, cancelled surgeries, and longer emergency room wait times due to the shortage of available beds. CBI's transitional and residential care options help free-up hospital beds by providing patients with hospital-quality care in a home setting. This unique service also decreases hospital length-of-stay, admission and readmission to the hospital and wait times in emergency rooms.

CBI's transitional care home in Burnaby opened in October 2016 and provides resident-centered care to patients with a variety of needs in a shared home setting. This model of care administers enhanced community care services led by a specialized health care team that includes nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, social workers, speech therapists, dieticians, behavioural interventionists and personal support workers.

CBI Transitional Care
CBI's transitional care model helps expedite patient discharge from acute care into community care in their own home or one of the company's community care homes, reducing length-of-stay, wait times and emergency visits. Transitional care can be 30 to 60 per cent of the equivalent cost of institutional care while delivering quality equivalent to hospital based care. Comprehensive care is provided by an interdisciplinary team, customized to the individual's needs and can be coordinated and provided as individuals transfer between different locations or different levels of care (e.g. their home, community, or a CBI transitional care residence).

Transitional care is appropriate for:

  • Persons with developmental disabilities or who require mental health support
  • Patients no longer requiring hospital level care
  • Patients requiring restorative or rehabilitative care to regain independence after an accident or trauma, or an acute phase of illness or surgery
  • Patients waiting for home modifications/extensive renovations, caregiver support, long term, residential or convalescent care
  • Patients undergoing cancer treatment
  • Patients requiring support to manage chronic or complex conditions (including multiple sclerosis)
  • Patients with neurological conditions (e.g. acquired brain injury, stroke)

For more information about CBI Health Group, please visit www.cbi.ca.

About CBI Health Group

CBI connects the dots for better care and achieves optimal outcomes for our clients and partners by connecting the right professionals to provide the right services, at the right time and in the right places. When all of these dots are connected, we improve health and enrich lives.

For more than 40 years, CBI has evolved and expanded its practice to deliver comprehensive health care services through more than 250 facilities. Our multidisciplinary team of more than 11,000 includes physiotherapists, occupational therapists, registered massage therapists, kinesiologists, chiropractors, speech-language pathologists, psychologists, physicians, nurses, professional caregivers, dieticians and behaviour therapists.

Our network includes CBI Health Centres, CBI Home Health, We Care Home Health Services, Monarch House, CBI Workplace Solutions, and CBI Assessment Services. Our transitional and residential care network now includes more than 60 facilities nationally.

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SOURCE CBI Health Group

For further information: Media Contact: Maricel Dicion, Communications Manager, CBI Health Group, 416.231.0078 ext. 313, mdicion@cbi.ca

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