Princeton – In partnership with Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton, Jewish Family & Children’s Service of Greater Mercer County has developed Secure@Home Hamilton, a transitional care program that supports older adults in taking charge of their own health post-hospitalization.

Through a grant funded by Bristol-Myers Squibb, Secure@Home Hamilton’s goal is to prevent hospital readmissions of seniors in Mercer County. Countless senior citizens are discharged from hospitals, and are unfortunately readmitted within 30 days of discharge. During the first year of implementation, Secure@Home Hamilton connected with over 70 clients in the Mercer County area and dropped the readmission rate of these patients from 20% to 10%.

The program advocates an innovative, interdisciplinary team approach through its use of two nurses and a social worker who… (click here to read the full article on