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Title Geriatric home-based medical care : principles and practice / Jennifer L. Hayashi, Bruce Leff, editors ; Linda DeCherrie, Theresa A. Soriano, associate editors
Published Cham : Springer, 2016
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Contents Introduction: Why house calls medicine? -- Myths and pitfalls -- Getting started with house calls (with reference to AAHCM guide) -- How to make a house call -- Handling common clinical situations in the home -- House calls for special populations -- Advance care planning for house calls patients -- Locations -- Working with community resources critical to house calls -- Conclusion: rationale, scope, impact of house calls
Summary This book is a practical reference for any clinician who has struggled to care for an older adult in a home setting. The volume is written by experts in the field who describe fundamental principles and clinical approaches of geriatric home-based care and their application to specific diseases and conditions, including delirium, incontinence, falls, and chronic pain and disability. The book also details house calls for special populations, from the developmentally disabled to those afflicted with neurologic or psychiatric diseases. The volume explores house calls within the context of the US healthcare system. Geriatric Home-Based Medical Care: Principles and Practice is a valuable resource for geriatricians, geriatric nurses, primary care physicians, social workers, public health officials, and all medical professions who need tools to provide timely, compassionate, and high-quality care for their older adult patients
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed December 16, 2015)
Subject Older people -- Medical care.
Older people -- Home care.
Form Electronic book
Author Hayashi, Jennifer L., editor
Leff, Bruce, editor
DeCherrie, Linda, editor
Soriano, Theresa A., editor
ISBN 9783319233659 (electronic bk.)
3319233653 (electronic bk.)
3319233645 (print)
9783319233642 (print)