Innovative health care delivery with caring, experienced people connecting the patient and care team quickly and cost-effectively.
Grand-Aides, regardless of age, have the temperaments and personalities of a good grandparent. Grand-Aides have had prior training in medical care (such as a Nurse Aide) and then take an added Grand-Aide curriculum. They are generally paid. Under close supervision by a nurse or physician, Grand-Aides use telephone protocols and home visits with portable telemedicine; they provide transitional – hospital discharge – and chronic disease management, as well as primary and preventive intervention to improve access to needed care and reduce unnecessary emergency, clinic and hospital visits, reducing costs. Grand-Aides are known by patients and families as trusted partners that assist in improving their health one step closer to home.
- Patients & Families
- Grand-Aide & Care Team
Recognition throughout the world
- Chosen one of the top 3 innovations of 2013 by AHRQ (U.S. the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality) Innovations Exchange
- Chosen for membership in the International Partnership for Innovative Healthcare
- Inclusion as part of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement / American College of Cardiology Hospital-to-Home (H2H) program
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What people are saying about Grand-Aides
We have great patient enrollment and stories of preventing adverse events and readmissions. And one quote from one of my physician colleagues that I will remember forever. This was from a patient that was readmitted, but not for heart failure. Our frequent visits caught her as she was spiraling down quickly. “She was in the program (Grand-Aides), which may well have saved her life. Can she start that up again?” Making a difference to patient outcomes? You bet!!
THE NP SUPERVISOR AT UVA