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Addressing a Major Detriment to Senior People Healthcare

The idea of a human life is as expansive as it could possibly get, and one thing proves it big time is our willingness to get better on a consistent basis. This progressive approach, on our part, has already got the world to hit upon some huge milestones, with technology appearing as a major member of the group. The reason why technology enjoys such an esteemed stature among people is, by and large, predicated upon its skill-set, which ushered us towards a reality that nobody could have ever imagined otherwise. Nevertheless, if we look up close for a second, it will become clear how the whole runner was also very much inspired from the way we applied those skills across a real world environment. The latter component was, in fact, what gave the creation a spectrum-wide presence, and consequentially, kickstarted a tech revolution. Of course, this revolution then went on to scale up the human experience through some outright unique avenues, but even after achieving such a monumental feat, technology will somehow continue to produce the right goods. The same has grown increasingly evident over the recent past, and assuming one new healthcare-themed development shakes out just like we envision, it will only make that trend bigger and better moving forward.

Rippl has officially announced a partnership with Mclean Hospital to enhance training and development of a specialty workforce that can look after patients suffering from dementia and other neurocognitive diseases. According to certain reports, the organizations will try and achieve their objective through a dedicated training program, which in turn, is going to focus on four key areas. Talk about the stated focal points, it will, for starters, develop foundational Dementia Training Series. This particular series is expected to educate licensed care professionals, including nurse practitioners, social workers, and care navigators, in regards to how they can effectively provide the care to senior people living with dementia. Next up, the program will help these caregivers access a set of research informed practices. Here, the idea is to leverage latest research findings and insights generated from various different breakthroughs across the senior mental healthcare space. Given the evidence-based nature of such practices, both Rippl and Mclean instantly give themselves a chance at optimizing the whole care effort, and therefore, achieve better outcomes. To compliment the access of the stated research informed practices, the partners will also ensure a broader access for the very care they are trying to improve in quality. Another detail we must mention here is the partnership’s pledge to promote health equity. Considering studies have, time and time again, showed that dementia targets minorities and socioeconomically challenged populations at a far higher rate than others, Rippl and Mclean will conceive their training and development program with special focus on these populations.

“When we founded Rippl, McLean Hospital was our very first stop. No medical institution in the country knows this disease better and the McLean team’s deep expertise developing new and innovative approaches to psych-related care is unmatched,” said Kris Engskov, Co-founder and CEO of Rippl. “We couldn’t be more excited to pioneer this new approach with such a talented group of clinicians.”

The move delivers a rather intriguing follow-up to a claim made by the Alzheimer’s Association where it said that, at the age of 85, 1 in 3 seniors will develop Alzheimer’s disease. The association went on to say that many others will develop one of the over 200 known dementia iterations. The importance of such a partnership only becomes clearer once you realize that nearly 1.4 million dementia patients end up in ER every year.

But what makes Rippl and Mclean the ideal candidates to take on this major epidemic? In former’s case, the answer talks to its unique virtual care model, which makes a point to let more people access the care they need. Supporting the same is the company’s excellence in providing the promised value proposition completely on demand.

Moving on to Mclean, the hospital gets its backing from the fact that it has been named as no.1 freestanding psychiatric hospital in the United States by U.S. News & World Report. In case that’s not enough of a testimony, then it might be worth our while to mention how Mclean is also the largest psychiatric affiliate of Harvard Medical School and a member of the Mass General Brigham healthcare system.

“This project aligns closely with McLean’s fundamental mission to provide compassionate expert mental health care to communities in great need,” said Scott L. Rauch, MD, president and psychiatrist in chief at McLean Hospital. “Working closely with Rippl to share McLean’s research and clinical expertise in senior mental health provides a unique opportunity to target the major gaps that exist in mental health care for this underserved population.”

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