PCIC's intensive case management and intervention program for Super-users in Harris county.read more
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Until early 2000, Lee worked as a surveyor in Texas and enjoyed the outdoors. However, he caught our attention as a likely Super-user candidate in early 2015 because of his repeated 911 calls. When we reached out to him, we found him wheelchair-bound, enslaved to alcohol, severely undernourished and alone.
He was lying in bed, soiled and hungry from going days without eating. He said he wanted to end his life.
Until PCIC came into Lee's life, his family had thought he was a 'lost cause' since he had given up on himself. With the help of our team, his health continues to improve and he's able to manage his pain and alcohol dependency.
His family once again is taking an active part in his life and he no longer needs to call 911 for medical care.Read more
After the death of her mother, Ms. Cecelia lost her life-long companion and primary care-taker.
Unable to live independently, her living conditions and medical care took a sharp decline.
Constant falls and HFD transports related to unmanaged diabetes and congestive heart failure made it difficult for Ms. Cecelia and her family to cope.
After PCIC's intervention, Ms. Cecelia transitioned to a supportive nursing facility and connected with specialty physicians focused on stabilizing her conditions.
She has had a 81% reduction in ER visits and hospital admissions.Read more
Sleeping on a bench outside his family home, Mr. Jesse constantly cycled in and out of the ER as his blood sugars alternatively spiked and plummeted.
Without consistent access to food or insulin, he struggled to manage a particularly treatment-resistant case of type 2 diabetes.
Years of struggling with unmanaged diabetes and homelessness had left him in chronic pain and without hope.
PCIC and Mr. Jesse worked together to find a new home and connect him with the medical and social services he needed.
Since PCIC's intervention, Mr. Jesse is stably housed and well-supported with a 50% reduction in ER visits and hospital admissions.Read more
Randy worked on an oil rig, and after enduring a traumatic injury on the job, his life became challenging as he lost his job, his family, and his home.
Feeling discouraged, he became an alcoholic and enrolled in rehabilitation programs; but that did not help him address the unknown causes for his seizures.
Because he was homeless, 911 was usually called by a bystander who witnessed the seizures.
Having attended several programs that failed him, he was surprised and pleased to see that PCIC was consistent and passionate about helping him.
Through care coordination we connected him with a primary care physician, decreased his ER visits, and he hasn't had a seizure since enrolling.Read more
When PCIC met Mr. Ercell, he struggled to stand up from his couch due to the fluid build-up around his lungs.
Without a PCP or specialist, Mr. Ercell did not know how to manage his congestive heart failure and high blood pressure.
Constant visits back and forth to the ER left him feeling adrift in the healthcare system.
Once he was connected with outpatient physicians, he lost nearly 60 lbs in fluid and dramatically improved his mobility.
Since PCIC's intervention, Mr. Ercell went from 15 ER visits and 9 admissions to 0 ER visits or hospital admissions.Read more
He's HIV-positive and lives with amputated legs. Timmy lived near the largest medical center in the world, but when it came to getting access to a system that could help him care for serious, chronic health conditions, Timmy didn't know where to turn.
The PCIC team followed Timmy to the hospital. They monitored his daily progress and after he was released, the team made visits to his apartment to coordinate all aspects of his healthcare.
They connected him with a PCP, helped him get access to needed medications, secured home health providers, and even went along to doctor's appointments.
Timmy was now part of a coordinated system through PCIC addressing the underlying causes of his health problems, long before the symptoms became severe.Read more
Hungry. Homeless. Ms. Cynthia, a diabetic, and former drug addict struggled with high blood pressure and lupus.
She frequently called 911 when she didn't feel well. Missed doctor appointments were the norm due to transportation challenges and a disengaged partner became detrimental. Realizing she'd hit rock bottom, she was open to help.
PCIC reached out setting up dependable transportation to keep her appointments.
She has continued to lean on us for support when reverting to unhealthy patterns and has built a new confidence enabling better control of her diabetes.Read more
Suffering from priapism and high blood pressure, Mr. Travis, a timid and shy man felt hopeless and depressed.
When asked what he should do when he had flare ups, a health professional directed him to "just call 911", and prescribed him counter-productive medications.
PCIC intervened to coordinate his care. We found him a new doctor, helped guide dietary and lifestyle changes, and nourished his will to live.
A new confidence and motivation enabled him to self-advocate resulting in a 75% reduction of ER calls, and most importantly, he was now in control of his life.Read more
We serve complex, high cost clients. PCIC confirmed it. Now we clearly see the community providers that also serve our clients. The usage patterns and costs are staggering.
PCIC provides a platform to develop systems of care coordination to improve health outcomes. This opens a brand new door to preserve community resources and manage population health.Program Manager - Houston Recovery Center
I don't trust everybody and whenever my mind begins to wonder or I got sick you all were just a phone call away. Thank you for helping me in almost my darkest hour.PCIC graduated client