Helios Care, a nonprofit organization based in Oneonta, NY which serves Delaware, Otsego, and Schoharie Counties is being recognized for its Choices Palliative Care program as a Top 25 finalist in the second round of The Tipping Point Challenge. This national competition is sponsored by the Center to Advance Palliative Care and The John A. Hartford Foundation. The goal of the Tipping Point Challenge is to "identify and spread innovation that will make positive, breakthrough change in the care of serious illness."

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Helios Care's Choices program helps those with serious illnesses manage their symptoms, increase comfort, and improve the quality of life for patients and for their caregivers. According to Helios Care, this program includes nursing and social work care, telehealth, and around-the-clock phone support for those at home. The program eased the burden for patients and caregivers and resulted in a 73% reduction in hospital admissions and emergency room visits for patients.

Over 100 entries were submitted for The Tipping Point Challenge, which is open to all health care organizations, settings, disciplines, and specialties across the US. Winners will be announced in October 2021.

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