Central Jackson County Community Assessment and Resource Evaluation Service
An extension of the
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Combining a proven fire prevention model with a call prevention/reduction approach.
Through CJCares, CJC seeks to reduce non-emergency usage of emergency resources by “right-sizing” the response and medical care for a given patient in a given situation.
Less Dependence on Emergency Services.
CJCares promotes less dependence on emergency services for patients needing other, more safe, non-traditional forms of assistance.
First, CJCares crew focuses on evaluating frequent requests for assistance from the same address or the same individual. Second, the crew follows up on referrals from hospitals, field crews or Emergency Departments. And third, we focus on community education to medically at-risk populations.
A new study conducted by an outside company found Medicare claims related to Emergency Room visits and Hospital readmissions decreased measurably within the zip codes we protect after the first year of CJCares. Medicare recipient Emergency Room visits decreased by 7% and readmission to hospital decreased by 16.5%.
Reducing 9-1-1 Calls and Emergency Rooms Visits.
Over the first six months of the program, we believe CJCares has prevented 177 calls and saved almost 205 hours of emergency availability time. That’s reflected in a 54.9% decrease in the frequency of calls from patients we contact.
How can we help?
CJC is your fire department in eastern Jackson County dedicated to protecting, educating, and training our community. Contact us for questions or educational demonstrations.