MidCoast Health System, Resilient Working to Fix Health Care’s ‘Forever Crisis’

Seniors in rural areas often face more hurdles to gaining access to home-based care, especially in comparison to their urban counterparts.

Resilient Healthcare’s recent Rural Health Initiative aims to address this. The program is the latest development for the rapidly growing in-home care provider, which specializes in treating higher-acuity patients.

“Rural Health Initiative started when we realized that people weren’t able to have the access to the care they’d have in a larger city,” Alysa Newman, director of nursing at Resilient, told Home Health Care News. “The resources weren’t there, the people weren’t there, and the staff wasn’t there.”

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Community organization working to expand health care services in southeastern San Diego

The Urban Collaborative Project is leading the charge to make sure that southeastern San Diegans get access to after-hours health care.

Currently, many residents in the region lack sufficient access to care because they often have to travel outside of their communities to get medical attention after normal business hours or on weekends, when urgent-care centers in the area are closed, according to the collaborative.

The collaborative is an outreach program that uses volunteers to address disparities within the community, and its health-action team is working to do just that with the goal of expanding urgent-care services to include wraparound

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