1210, 2018

Leveraging Telehealth to Support Aging Americans

C-TAC, the Coalition to Transform Advanced Care, and AHIP, America's Health Insurance Plans, have collaborated to release a summary of information on the benefits of telehealth, particularly for the elderly and seriously ill. They feature ResolutionCare as one of their case studies. "Telehealth has long been viewed as a game-changer for health care service delivery. When fully embraced and executed, telehealth can expand and enhance the delivery of health care services to geographically disadvantaged or underserved populations. ... Beyond promoting remote care that could be provided in the patient’s home, telehealth can also help avoid unnecessary and costly emergent or [...]

1010, 2018

An Interview with Dr. Fratkin on the This Time I Mean It Podcast

Scott 'Q' Marcus interviews Dr. Michael Fratkin on the This Time I Mean It podcast. "Dr. Fratkin, in a warm and reassuring manner, speaks warmly, yet frankly, of his experiences helping countless individuals and families make important and end-of-life decisions." Listen to the podcast here or at This Time I Mean It on the Community Access Project for Eureka website.

2008, 2018

End-of-Life Doula Training Event

I have always held that the work we do in support of people completing their lives is fundamentally non-medical. The irony is that it’s only this last 50-100 years in the West that such an idea is in any way provocative. A movement is emerging from outside the “normal” healthcare system that has been inspired by the traditional work of Doulas supporting and tending to birthing mothers and families. This rising interest in End-of-Life Doula training is inspiring to me. I am giving energy to building bridges between the medically-centered healthcare system and the people-centered End-of-Life Doula movement. [...]

106, 2018

Dell’Artians Work With Resolution Care

KHUM 6/1/18 "Each year Dell'Arte International students pair with nonprofits in the county to create something special. This year one of the groups paired with Resolution Care and they're performing TONIGHT at Synapsis!" Listen to Dell'Arte students Melanie Schauwecker and Alfredo Romero discuss their process creating "Voice the Journey: Honoring end-of-life experiences," to be performed June 1st, 2018 at 7pm at Synapsis Nova, 212 G St. in Eureka. You can hear the entire interview on KHUM.

2604, 2018

Delivering Palliative Care to Medicaid Patients in California

by Anne Kinderman, MD, and Kathleen Kerr, BA, at Palliative in Practice, A CAPC blog discussing pertinent issues across the full spectrum of palliative care, 4/23/18 "Understanding how the needs of the Medicaid population are distinct, and developing policy and care delivery strategies that address those needs, is critical to ensuring that all individuals have access to the right care, in the right setting, at the right time. In California, providers, payers, and policy leaders have adopted strategies for doing just that. ... "By tracking the needs of such patients and the possible/preferred methods of meeting those needs, the ResolutionCare team has [...]

2103, 2018

Palliative Care: A Better Life At The End Of Life

by David Shifrin at healthfurther.com, 3/21/18 “Fratkin’s goal is to help people understand and experience the naturalness of death and to complete their lives well. “ 'Everyone has the opportunity to heal up until the very last moments of their life and to come to terms with their life and to feel reconciled and to let go of some of the trauma and pain that they have. And that’s what inspires and motivates us, is to make sure that they’re comfortable […] work from the bottom of Maslow’s Hierarchy all the way up and take it as far as it’s [...]

902, 2018

A Fresh Model Of Home Care For The Chronically Ill, On KZYX Mendocino Works

An interview with Dr. Fratkin and Lynn Dress-Meadows by Jeffrey Parker on KZYX Mendocino Works "Restoring tradition, ResolutionCare and Mendocino Care Network return the center of care and support to the home by seeing patients only with house calls and virtual house calls. ResolutionCare extends access to specialty palliative care clinical services to people with serious illness in their homes through the innovative use of telemedicine technology, a nimble interdisciplinary team, and value-based payment models" Listen to the interview at KZYX.org

902, 2018

How to Improve Care Giver Well-Being with Dr. Michael Fratkin, Director/Founder at ResolutionCare

An interview by Saul Marquez of the Outcomes Rocket podcast "Resolution care is simply of a manifestation of that kind of thinking. That kind of thinking integrated into a complicated crazy healthcare system ... taking advantage of the economics of incenting outcomes that we wish to get to rather than the fee-for-service structure which has constrained our ability to grow and better manage the well-being of our society mates. So, by leveraging value-based payment and structuring our relationship to health plans, not in an antagonistic fashion but actually in alignment around that quadruple aim--well, now we're paddling in the same [...]

3101, 2018

Navigating Grief and Condolences

by Mica B. Estrada for the Psychology Today Blog "This experience [with my grandmother's death] made me realize it isn’t easy to know what deeds or words to provide to people when they are in the midst of grief.   To learn more about what is helpful, I asked Carl Magruder, a Hospice and Palliative Care Chaplain with ResolutionCare, what his advice would be for people wanting to be supportive, kind and helpful to someone who just experienced a significant loss.  These are the words he offered: "Transcend your desire to make it better. The spiritual paradox of creating a space [...]

1701, 2018

Dying and Destitute

by Thadeus Greenson for the North Coast Journal "Craig and Lisa Smith are running out of time. They’re dying. He has congestive heart failure and a cancer eating at his kidney. She has a severe respiratory illness and spends her nights plugged into an oxygen concentrator. But that’s not what they’re talking about today, sitting in the bed where they spend most of their lives these days in a cramped but tidy apartment at 833 H St. in Eureka. ... "Nikki Lang sits on the corner of the bed. She’s a social worker with Resolution Care, the palliative care team [...]

911, 2017

“It’s Personal” on the Death by Design Podcast

Interview with Dr. Fratkin by Kimberly Paul on the Death by Design Podcast "We simply are a specialty of medicine, an interdisciplinary team, a group of inspired individuals focused on two things ... number one, symptom control and … number two, we help people and their families to navigate, to make their way through what can be incredibly complicated medical situations … The people we take care of are up against it." Listen to the entire interview here or at the Death by Design Podcast.

1010, 2017

Resolution Care’s Short Films offer Intimate and Inspiring Portraits at the End of Life

On KHSU Magazine, 10/9/17 "Dr. Michael Fratkin, founder of Resolution Care, a home-based, palliative care program, came by the KHSU Magazine to talk about Resolution Care's collection of short films titled AS SIMPLE AS ASKING. These intimate portraits offer words of wisdom from people facing the end of their lives." Listen to KHSU Magazine's interview with Dr. Fratkin and their discussion of "As Simple As Asking."

210, 2017

Hospice in Crisis

by Joanne Kennen for The Agenda. "In an isolated rural stretch of Northern California, Dr. Michael Fratkin, founder of a company called Resolution Care, is 'virtually visiting' seriously ill patients at home with a phone, a laptop, and free teleconferencing software. Many of Fratkin’s patients have scant family support; in addition to physical illness, some are dealing with poverty, food insecurity, and homelessness. He makes in-person visits, too, as do nurses and community health workers. The care he provides is not hospice, but it’s similar, paid for by Medicaid managed care plans in California and a few big insurers." Read [...]

2009, 2017

Grief in the time of social media

By Angela Gargano on Stanford Medicine's Scope Blog "A palliative care doctor, Fratkin has had about 2,000 patients die over the last 11 years, and when patients died it often felt as if they had just 'disappeared into the blackness.' But things are now changing, he said, as the digital world offers important tools to help him connect with patients and grieving families." Read Gargano's report on the Stanford Medicine X panel, "Grief in the Digital Age," which Dr. Fratkin participated in, at the Scope Blog.

709, 2017

Hacking the Future of People Caring for People

Watch Dr. Fratkin's talk, "Hacking the Future of People Caring for People," for the Ungerleider Palliative Care Fund's Lecture Series on the Ungerleider Palliative Care Fund's Facebook page. "I don't have to tell you that this healthcare system that we have, the delivery of medical technology to serve people is broken."


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