Homecare provider adds home-based COVID tests

Concerto Health, a provider of in-home care for high-cost and rising-risk populations, announced in May it is working with county health departments in Washington to expand home-based COVID-19 testing and treatment of frail and vulnerable patients, particularly those living in high-risk, congregate situations.

Concerto Health care teams conduct regular health checks for positive COVID-19 cases, in-home treatment that includes oxygen saturation monitoring, and post-acute care for frail and vulnerable patients residing in assisted-living facilities and adult family homes. The partnerships with local health departments offer universal access to testing for all residents and caregivers, regardless of insurance status, said Dr. Chris Dodd, Concerto Health’s chief clinical officer.

The California-based company has care centers in Lakewood and Renton.

“While many providers are offering telemedicine, that won’t address many of the care needs of frail and vulnerable patients. Those needs require meeting patients in the comfort of their own home,” Dodd said.