In an interview with Patrick Filbin, reporter for Home Health Care News, Matt Kinne, Interim COO and VP, Growth weighed in on how Lifespark views the model and our potential participation.
As Filbin noted, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) first announced the Guiding an Improved Dementia Experience (GUIDE) Model in late July. Home-based care providers have now had time to think about the opportunity the model may bring with it.
The goal of the model is to “support people living with dementia and their unpaid caregivers.” But there’s more than one avenue for home-based care providers of all types can get involved.
Kinne said, “It’s very aligned with our philosophy longitudinally. A large percentage of who we serve in our business lines are seniors with dementia. The additional opportunities for them to be supported — along with their family caregivers who are non-professionals — with this model would be great. We were also pleased to see the financial investment being made in serving these seniors. It’s critical and we’re happy to see CMS take this important step.”