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Tuesday Check Up: Reducing Re-admissions

Tuesday, December 13, 2011 at 6:31 AM

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Thousands of seniors who suffer heart related ailments will soon be able to rehabilitate at home, once they're discharged from hospitals.

Thousands of seniors who suffer heart related ailments will soon be able to rehabilitate at home, once they’re discharged from hospitals.

A program constructed by the Greater Akron-Canton Area Agency on Aging and 10 hospitals throughout the region recently scored a federal contract for a pilot project that will help once the patient, becomes an outpatient.

For specifics on the project, which is only set for seven cities nationwide, and with how it benefits the community and hospitals, ideastream’s Rick Jackson talked with Matt Reed of the Agency on Aging.

Additional Information

The Greater Akron Canton Area Agency on Aging

Additional information is available by calling: 877-770-5558

The hospitals taking part in the program:
Affinity Medical Center in Massillon
Aultman Hospital in Canton
Mercy Medical Center in Canton
Akron General Medical Center in Akron
Summa Akron City in Akron
St. Thomas hospitals in Akron
Summa Barberton Hospital
Summa Western Reserve Hospital in Cuyahoga Falls
Robinson Memorial Hospital in Ravenna
Summa Wadsworth-Rittman Hospital in Wadsworth

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Health, Aging/The Elderly, Be Well Podcast

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