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Patient Story:

Managing Serious Decline

Patient Name

Alfred (Patient name has been changed for privacy)

Age/Gender

70-year-old Male

Social

Lives with daughter and primary caregiver

Medical history

Parkinson’s, Dementia, CKD stage 3, PTSD, Depression, Eczema, Gout, BPH

Utilization

Hospitalizations, SNF Stay


The hospice resource has been such a blessing, I am so glad you introduced it to me. I wish I had been able to have it for my mom and earlier for my dad.”

– Daughter of Patient Alfred

The Prospero Impact

Alfred requires extensive assist with transfer, ambulation, and all activities of daily living. After being referred to Prospero, his Initial Plan of Care established the need for Serious Illness conversation (hospice) and caregiver support. He quickly learned to place great trust in Prospero’s after-hours support team, as well as the constant availability of an NP and RN. He placed an inbound call on a Tuesday evening to Prospero Triage and an RN was able to advise him on management of diarrhea. A follow up outbound call 2 days later confirmed improvement in symptoms.

Due to continued decline and change in PPS, a hospice referral was accepted by Alfred’s daughter and he was admitted to Hospice care just two days later. Alfred continues to receive regular check-ins with his caregiver and is comfortably nearing end of life surrounded by support.

Note: Patient name has been changed to protect his privacy.