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Juniper Communities brings onsite healthcare to senior living communities Joins forces with Redwood Health Partners

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Juniper Communities brings onsite healthcare to senior living communities Joins forces with Redwood Health Partners

Bloomfield, NJ – In a bold strategic move, Juniper Communities has signed on with Redwood Health Partners to provide onsite healthcare to its residents. By providing patient-centered care in its senior living communities – Juniper Villages – residents will experience a dramatic improvement in the healthcare delivery method. No more waiting for appointments, making transportation arrangements, or lack of communication among the residents’ healthcare providers.

“Integrated primary care, provided on-site, benefits our residents and their families in many ways – ease of communication, convenience, coordination of care, and much more. It allows residents to feel more in control of their care and more involved in care decisions,” stated Lynne Katzmann, founder and CEO of Juniper Communities.

In addition to resident care, Juniper Communities residents’ families and employees can also become a Redwood ‘member’. “Delivery of service in a convenient, accessible location will improve outcomes and increase quality of life for each member” says Cindy Longfellow, national director of sales and marketing for Juniper Communities. “We look forward to developing this partnership further, and extend it to all of our communities by early 2016.”

Currently, Redwood can be found in the following Juniper Village communities: Aurora, Louisville and the Spearly Center in Colorado; Chatham and Williamstown Village and Wellspring in New Jersey. Lebanon and Mount Joy in Pennsylvania will be the next communities to benefit from the Redwood partnership. Redwood Health Partners will be serving patients there beginning in November.

About Juniper Communities

Juniper Communities, founded in 1988 operates long-term care communities in NJ, FL, PA and CO. Juniper is dedicated to Nurturing the Spirit of Life in each individual served and believes the keys to healthy aging are an active body, an engaged mind, and a fulfilled spirit. The company’s mission is to serve its stakeholders, residents, families, employee associates, and investors with excellence and strong dedication to the company’s hallmarks of quality, value and innovation. Juniper Communities is located at 400 Broadacres Drive, Bloomfield, NJ 07003.For more information on Juniper call 973.661.8300 or visit www.junipercommunities.com.

Redwood Health Partners

What about seniors living at home? Our communities will soon be introduced to Redwood Health Partners, a new primary care practice located on site at Juniper Village. The goal of Redwood Health Partners is to provide easily accessible care and service from credentialed providers. Instead of the doctor coming when it is convenient for him or her, the Redwood Health Partners practitioners will have regular hours right in your community. They will use our electronic health record and will participate in care plan development and care conferences. They offer another resource for addressing chronic or emergent health issues.Redwood Health Partners will help us “nurture the spirit of life” by keeping people in their home doing the things they love as long as possible.

We will be describing this effort to coordinate many levels of care for you in your home over the next several months. In the meantime, if you want to learn more about Redwood Health Partners, ask your Wellness team for a brochure!

Care Transitions: Better Access to Care Means Better Health

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Care Transitions: Better Access to Care Means Better Health

Care Transitions - Redwood Tree (image)Recently, Walmart announced that it would open primary care clinics in its stores. The centers are staffed largely with physician extenders, the umbrella term for nurse practitioners and physician assistants. Services are limited to preventive care, minor treatments, diagnosis of non-complex conditions and monitoring for chronic conditions.

Shortly thereafter, CVS Caremark, a national pharmacy chain changed its name to CVS Health. This coincided with its decision to stop selling tobacco products. CVS Health is also opening walk-in primary care offices; these started with providing flu and other vaccines and are expanding to provide services similar to the Walmart clinics.

I think this is just the beginning. Many retail stores, particularly those that have been involved in pharmacy, will be doing the same thing as will large employers like General Electric. Providing access to care and service early can improve quality, satisfaction and lower insurance costs. These clinics are geared to a society on the go. We want care when we need it or have the time to get it, not when our doctor has office hours!

Redwood Health Partners

What about seniors living at home? Our communities will soon be introduced to Redwood Health Partners, a new primary care practice located on site at Juniper Village. The goal of Redwood Health Partners is to provide easily accessible care and service from credentialed providers. Instead of the doctor coming when it is convenient for him or her, the Redwood Health Partners practitioners will have regular hours right in your community. They will use our electronic health record and will participate in care plan development and care conferences. They offer another resource for addressing chronic or emergent health issues.Redwood Health Partners will help us “nurture the spirit of life” by keeping people in their home doing the things they love as long as possible.

We will be describing this effort to coordinate many levels of care for you in your home over the next several months. In the meantime, if you want to learn more about Redwood Health Partners, ask your Wellness team for a brochure!