In an effort to curb rising medical costs and offer more personalized health care here in Boston, EasCare is poised to become something of a trendsetter.
With a new pilot program that’s set to launch this summer, pending approval by the Department of Public Health, EasCare will provide in-home care to elderly, disabled, and low income patients of the Commonwealth Care Alliance.
Not only is this unique brand of home health care cyclical—older generations remember the days when doctors treated patients inside living rooms—but this personal touch of convenient service has become virtually omnipresent.
Movie going fans, for instance, are willing to pay a premium for comfy, reserved seats and a helpful wait staff at National Cinemas’ “Lux Level” in Randolph and Dedham.
And in terms of health care, One Medical Group is currently trying to “reinvent” the doctor’s office—and the doctor-patient relationship—in cities like Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, and now Boston.
For EasCare, which has ten branches located in Massachusetts, as many as ten paramedics will be trained for home care. And according to a recent Boston Globe article, if a patient prefers aid from within the home, EasCare will send paramedics in a sports utility vehicle to the patient’s residence.
Once there, if the paramedics on scene assess the patient and determine that a trip to the hospital is warranted, that’s when an ambulance will be summoned.
While home health care is not new, EasCare will be among the few ambulance companies blazing the trail for a much more personalized (and less expensive) health care experience for patients in need.