Johns Hopkins Medicine and Welltower Inc., the Toledo-based real estate investment trust whose portfolio includes a number of senior housing centers across the country, have signed a strategic collaboration agreement to create improved care and wellness programs for elderly patients. The initial focus will be on measuring quality outcomes in assisted living and memory care facilities; developing educational programs for patients and caregivers; and sharing information, best practices, and research.
“Caring for the frail elderly and people with dementia and other diseases of aging present both clinical and economic challenges for health systems,” Welltower Chief Executive Officer Thomas DeRosa said in a statement. “Our collaboration with Johns Hopkins Medicine will advance innovation to keep this at-risk population healthy, socially engaged and out of the high cost hospital.”
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To read the full press release visit the Welltower website.