MAXIMUS to Share Pilot Program for Using Telecare Technology at the National Home & Community Based Services Conference
(RESTON, Va. – September, 2014) – MAXIMUS (NYSE: MMS), a leading provider of government services worldwide, announced today that Barbara Selter, Vice President, MAXIMUS Health Services, and an expert in long-term services and supports (LTSS), will be a featured presenter at the National Association of States United for Aging and Disabilities (NASUAD) Home & Community Based Services (HCBS) Conference.
The session, titled “Using Telecare/Telehealth Technology to Support Aging in Place,” will highlight a California pilot program that aims to reduce costs for the LTSS population by managing chronic conditions, while achieving an enhanced quality of life for the participants. The session will share the experiences of the pilot program and provide insights into addressing both the medical and social needs of the LTSS population and how to better target the use of scarce resources to provide care in their homes or communities. Ms. Selter will be presenting with Laura Mitchell, Chief Marketing Officer, GrandCare Systems; Cindy Morton, Chief Operations Officer, California Telehealth Network; and Phil Nowak, Chief Executive Officer, Northeastern Rural Health Clinics.
“Shifting the care for older adults and those with disabilities from institutions to home and community-based settings helps them lead more satisfying and productive lives,” said Bruce Caswell, President and General Manager of MAXIMUS Health Services. “We are currently working with several states on their LTSS programs and are excited about this opportunity to share our experiences with other leaders focused on new strategies for improving the lives of this population.”
“Most people want to stay independent, safe and connected in their own homes, particularly when they want to manage chronic conditions or stay out of the hospital,” said Dan Maynard, CEO of GrandCare Systems. “We provide a solution that can enable an individual to be involved in his or her own wellness, keep health professionals involved, and notify a caregiver if a red flag event occurs.”
In addition to the presentation, MAXIMUS and GrandCare Systems will demonstrate GrandCare System’s telecare technology solution, which empowers patients to self-manage and share their statuses virtually through an intuitive, large screen touch-based appliance. The appliance reminds patients of upcoming appointments, prompts them to take medications, and connects to family and care providers through a one-touch, HIPAA-compliant video chat. It also connects to various telehealth and activity sensors throughout the patient’s residence, notifying family and care providers if a potential health event has occurred. The demonstration will take place during the exhibit booth portion of the conference, at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 16, and Wednesday, September 17.
The 30th Annual NASUAD HCBS Conference is the premiere LTSS conference in the country, showcasing innovative national, federal, state and local delivery and policy developments that work to ensure individuals receive the highest quality community living supports, care and services. The conference takes place from September 15-18, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City in Arlington, Virginia. To learn more, visit www.nasuad.org/hcbs-conference.
MAXIMUS is a leading operator of government health and human services programs in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and Saudi Arabia. The Company delivers business process services to improve the cost effectiveness, efficiency and quality of government-sponsored benefit programs, such as the Affordable Care Act, Medicaid, Medicare, Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), Health Insurance BC (British Columbia), as well as welfare-to-work and child support programs around the globe. The Company’s primary customer base includes federal, provincial, state, county and municipal governments. Operating under its founding mission of Helping Government Serve the People®, MAXIMUS has approximately 11,000 employees worldwide. For more information, visit www.maximus.com.