Marquis Health Consulting Services of Brick recently introduced an enhanced Urgent SNF Service model to assist its client skilled nursing facilities as they work to support the evolving needs of their regional health care partners.
The program addresses industry demand for expanded direct admission solutions, providing an alternative for patients who are not meeting acute admission criteria but require — or would benefit from — supervisory skilled nursing oversight or stabilization.
Marquis’ Urgent SNF initiative is tailored to meet a range of diagnoses, signs and symptoms — including new-onset medical issues as well as the exacerbation of or change in existing conditions.
“Marquis’ expanded Urgent SNF Service is in direct response to the call from overburdened hospital systems for further support in providing quality of care for patients,” Jennifer Hertzog, vice president of marketing and business development, mid-Atlantic, for the Brick-based nursing home consulting company, said. “The enhanced service model provides 24/7 access to placement for patients and offers an alternative to home care when staffing gaps arise, which has become more common due to the pandemic’s strain on health care systems.”
The services are customized by each facility; accommodations typically include cardiology, pulmonology and other specialty care rounding, as well as multidisciplinary therapy services, available seven days a week, as prescribed by a physician. Patients benefit from a hospitality-focused environment featuring a range of life-enrichment activities, as well as transition planning support and post discharge follow-up.
“The program, which was initially established five years ago, supports Marquis’ belief — and a global health care expectation — for the right provision of care in the right place at the right time,” Hertzog added. “The response from our client facilities involved in the Beta program has been incredibly enthusiastic. They have seen clear benefits for their health care partners and patients — and patients’ caregivers, too.”