Reducing Repeat Hospitalization

Reduce Repeat Hospitalization With A DMS Partnership!
Dysphagia affects:

  • >30% of CVA Patients
  • 52%-82% Parkinson’s Patients
  • 84% of Alzheimer’s Patients
  • >40% of adults aged 65 and older
  • >60% of Institutionalized Patients
  • >16,500,000 US senior citizens require care for dysphagia as of the year 2010 (Clave et al, 2004, Ekberg, O, 2002)
78% of all 30-day Skilled Nursing Facility avoidable re-hospitalizations occur from 5 Diagnosis. (Coleman et all, 2004, Teno et al, 2009)

  • Congestive Heart Failure (Causes dysphagia )
  • Respiratory Infection (Caused by-or-causes dysphagia)
  • UTI (Increased risk with dysphagia and dehydration)
  • Sepsis
  • Electrolyte imbalance (Vital that patient with dysphagia remain nutritionally sound to remain stable)
Research shows that the facility with an aggressive Dysphagia Management program
can reduce avoidable repeat hospitalizations by up to 62%!
Reducing Repeat Hospitalization With DMS: