Project Term: 12 months; Ended 2016
Grant Amount: $25,000
This project focuses on reducing the risk of readmission for seniors and disabled individuals judged to be at high risk at the time of discharge from the hospital. The grantee will extend Helena’s RSVP program to rural towns in three counties. Volunteers in the RSVP program provide resource coordination, peer support, and assistance with issues such as taking medications correctly. The RSVP program has been credited with helping to reduce readmissions in St. Peter Hospital in Helena.