From Helios Care
Helios Care has been selected as a Top 25 finalist in the second round
of The Tipping Point Challenge sponsored by the Center to Advance Palliative Care and The
John A. Hartford Foundation.
Helios Care is being recognized for its Choices Palliative Care program. The Choices
program was designed to help manage symptoms, increase comfort, and improve the quality of
life for patients with a serious illness and their caregivers. The program includes nursing and
social work care, telehealth and 24/7 telephone support provided in the safety of the home. The
program eased the burden for patients and caregivers and resulted in a 73% reduction in
hospital admissions and emergency room visits for patients.
“We are very proud to be recognized for this innovative population health approach to
identify and address patients with serious illness and unmet needs,” said Dan Ayres, President
and CEO of Helios Care. “The future of healthcare is care in the home, which we practice every
day, innovating to better serve our communities. Innovation is in our DNA; the recognition is a
tribute to our staff. We are honored to be in the company of so many national leaders in
expanding access to high quality palliative care services.”
The John A. Hartford Foundation Tipping Point Challenge is a national competition
designed to catalyze the spread of skills, ideas, and solutions that will improve health care
delivery for all people living with serious illness. It was open to all health care organizations,
settings, disciplines, and specialties across the US, and over 100 initiatives were submitted. The
goal of this second round is to catalyze innovation that will make positive, breakthrough change
in the care of serious illness. Winners will be announced in October 2021.