Colorado Visiting Nurse Association

Award / $25,000

Priority / Health Innovation

Location / Denver, CO Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Clear Creek, Denver, Douglas, Gilpin and Jefferson counties of focus

Grant Summary:  Colorado VNA seeks to pilot a telemedicine program to reduce hospital readmissions and improve the health status of approximately 125 high-risk individuals with heart failure, an exponentially growing and vulnerable segment of our state’s older adults. The program will advance a new partnership with HealthONE at the Health Center of Aurora to monitor and manage this chronic disease. Some of these patients will require palliative care management, and possibly progress to hospice care management.