Vital Decisions Includes Video Capabilities in its Advanced Care Alignment Telehealth Program
CEO Insights team
The Advanced Care Alignment program is offered to individuals facing a serious illness, and their families, to enable them to engage in a collaborative decision-making process that ensures that the care an individual receives in the last years of life aligns with their values and preferences. Masters-level clinical Specialists, enabled by technology, guide individuals and their families to think through, document, and communicate
Vital Decisions continues to change the way individuals are cared for during the most difficult time of their life
the patient’s personal preferences, wishes and what matters most to them, now and in anticipation of their medical condition changing. For patients, Advanced Care Alignment results in less stress and anxiety, greater family unity and a better quality of life. Families benefit from having a framework for decision-making if their loved one no longer can make decisions for themselves and greater peace of mind during difficult times. The member’s physicians and other care providers receive greater clarity of patient wishes and the type of care to deliver.
“All of us have our own personal stories about a loved one facing advanced illness and the challenges involved. Vital Decisions continues to change the way individuals are cared for during the most difficult time of their life,” says Leah Puccio, President, Vital Decisions. “We are excited to now be offering video sessions for those individuals and their families who prefer more of a face to face setting during their clinical sessions with their Specialist,” he adds.
The Advanced Care Alignment video-based choice is currently available to members of health plans that have chosen to activate this new capability of the program.