CLIP: What’s being done to increase access to health services for Centre County residents

Many of today’s health care models are not meeting the needs of frailer patients who have trouble leaving their homes, especially in medically underserved regions. Geisinger at Home, a personalized health care model, was created from the perspective of the patient. A home health team visits clients, identified through Giesinger Health Plan, and designs treatment plans to help the patient be proactive in preventing medical complications. Since the program’s inception in the spring, Geisinger has seen a 40 – 45 percent reduction in emergency room visits and hospital admissions.