Health Care Innovation Awards: Project Profile

THE TRUSTEES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA

Project Title: “Comprehensive longitudinal advanced illness management (CLAIM)”
Geographic Reach: Pennsylvania
Funding Amount: $4,361,539
Estimated 3-Year Savings: $9,427,468

Summary

The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania received an award to test a comprehensive set of home care services for patients with cancer who are receiving skilled home care and have substantial palliative care needs, but are not yet eligible for hospice care. The program serves five counties in the metropolitan Philadelphia area. Using care coordination and planning, the intervention provides in-home support, symptom management, crisis management, and emotional and spiritual support, enabling patients to remain in their homes and avoid unnecessary hospitalizations. Over a three-year period, the program will create an estimated 19 jobs for home health aides, social workers, nurses, and other clinical and administrative staff.

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