Agencies helping Medicare patients transition from hospital to home-based care

LifeStream Services, in Yorktown, and Aging & In-Home Services of Northeast Indiana, in Fort Wayne, are now offering a new program to help qualifying Medicare beneficiaries transition from the hospital to home-based care.

The new program, Care Transitions of Eastern Indiana, covers 22 counties, including Huntington County.

Hospital discharge planners will refer qualifying patients to Care Transitions coaches, who will work with the patients to help them better understand and follow their discharge plans. The program is designed to help lower hospital readmissions. There is no cost to participating Seniors.

The program is available at 11 hospitals, including Parkview Health System hospitals; Bluffton Regional Medical Center; and DeKalb Health, in Auburn.

For information, call 800-552-3662.