The Evolution of a Mission Statement

“There is nothing greater in life than waking up to your mission, not your job, every day.”* I recently read this sentence, and it really struck a chord with me.  It made me realize that the Mission Statement in our own Celtic Healthcare Employee Handbook desperately needed tweaking! It currently reads: “At Celtic Healthcare, it […]

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Care Transitions Series: Patient Self-Management

Part I:  Understanding the Role of Patient Self-Management in Care Transitions Providing self-management education and support to patients and caregivers is an essential part of an effective care transition intervention. People with chronic conditions and their families must undertake day-to-day activities to manage their conditions. These activities, called self-management, involve three different kinds of tasks: […]

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Homecare 101: How can Homecare Help?

Homecare is a cost-effective post-acute care option for patients to receive health care services. Returning to (or remaining in) one’s home can promote a quicker recovery and improve the quality of life for patients (and their family or caregivers). Homecare is 100% covered by Medicare (and many other insurance providers) if the following conditions are […]

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Top 5 Tips for Medication Management

According to the National Institute on Aging and the Federal Drug Administration, seniors consume more prescription and over-the-counter medicines than any other age group.  Many have a number of long-term chronic diseases and/or disabilities, making it necessary to need a number of different drugs. Unfortunately, many seniors have difficulties managing their medications.  It is easy […]

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Join us in Urging CMS to Remedy New Face-to-Face Rule

Help Ensure Continued Access to Cost-Saving Home Health Services for Medicare Patients Dear Colleague, On April 1, 2011, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued final rules implementing section 6407 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (P.L. 111-148), requiring face-to-face encounters between home health patients and their physicians prior to certification for […]

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Patient Self-Management Support – More than Simply Patient Education

The challenge for patients trying to self-manage their chronic illnesses can be overwhelming.  Today’s chronically ill patients are being relied upon to manage the multitude of factors that contribute to their own health and well-being, but this requires patient education and support in self-management. Some experts regard patient self-management as a key area where there […]

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Nurses – Trusted to Care

There is no denying it – nurses make a critical difference and vital impact in providing the safest and highest quality patient care across the continuum of healthcare. In May, we recognize and honor nurses during National Nurses Week May 6-12.  This year’s theme is Nurses – Trusted to Care. Nursing is a profession that […]

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Do More for One in Four

One in four American adults live with a diagnosable, treatable mental health condition.*  Surprisingly, mental illnesses are more common than cancer, diabetes or heart disease.  The good news, however, is mental disorders can be reliably and accurately diagnosed, and just like most common physical disorders, some can be prevented and all can be successfully managed […]

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Answering the Call to Accountable Care

Most all physicians, hospital social workers, discharge planners, and other healthcare professionals have experienced the frustration of coordinating care for the growing population of chronic disease patients.  The challenge of connecting fragmented information from multiple physician specialists, inaccessible or missing medical charts, and multiple, often duplicated medical procedures is enough to make anyone crazy! A […]

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Press Release: Celtic Healthcare Announces New Virtual Care Division

Pittsburgh, PA – April 28, 2011 – Answering the call for accountable care, Celtic Healthcare is helping physicians, hospitals and insurers through our unique Celtic Virtual Care Division and Disease Management Programs. Celtic Virtual Care has codified nearly two decades of chronic homecare mastery into our Virtual Chronic Care™ methodology. Using our program and principles, […]

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