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Author Future of Home Health Care (Workshop) (2014 : Washington, D.C.), author

Title The future of home health care : workshop summary / Victoria Weisfeld and Tracy A. Lustig, rapporteurs ; Forum on Aging, Disability, and Independence, Board on Health Sciences Policy, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, Institute of Medicine and National Research Council of the National Academies
Published Washington, D.C. : The National Academies Press, [2015]
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Description 1 online resource (ii, 155 pages) : color illustrations
Contents Introduction -- Home health care: today and tomorrow -- Toward personal health: going home and beyond -- Key issues and trends -- The home health care workforce -- Models of care and approaches to payment -- Innovations in technology -- Making connections -- Reflections and reactions
Summary "Individuals with disabilities, chronic conditions, and functional impairments need a range of services and supports to keep living independently. However, there often is not a strong link between medical care provided in the home and the necessary social services and supports for independent living. Home health agencies and others are rising to the challenges of meeting the needs and demands of these populations to stay at home by exploring alternative models of care and payment approaches, the best use of their workforces, and technologies that can enhance independent living. All of these challenges and opportunities lead to the consideration of how home health care fits into the future health care system overall. On September 30 and October 1, 2014, the Institute of Medicine and the National Research Council convened a public workshop on the future of home health care. The workshop brought together a spectrum of public and private stakeholders and thought leaders to improve understanding of the current role of Medicare home health care in supporting aging in place and in helping high-risk, chronically ill, and disabled Americans receive health care in their communities. Through presentations and discussion, participants explored the evolving role of Medicare home health care in caring for Americans in the future, including how to integrate Medicare home health care into new models for the delivery of care and the future health care marketplace. The workshop also considered the key policy reforms and investments in workforces, technologies, and research needed to leverage the value of home health care to support older Americans, and research priorities that can help clarify the value of home health care. This summary captures important points raised by the individual speakers and workshop participants"--Publisher's description
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (NAP, viewed September 29, 2015)
Subject Caregivers -- United States -- Congresses.
Chronic diseases -- United States -- Congresses.
Community health services -- United States -- Congresses.
Home care services -- United States -- Congresses.
Medicare -- Congresses.
Older people -- Care -- United States -- Congresses.
People with disabilities -- United States -- Congresses.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
Author Lustig, Tracy A., rapporteur
Weisfeld, Victoria D., rapporteur
Alliance for Home Health Quality and Innovation, sponsor
American Academy of Home Care Medicine, sponsor
American Nurses Association, sponsor
American Physical Therapy Association, sponsor
Axxess, sponsor
Community Health Accreditation Program (U.S.), sponsor
Forum on Aging, Disability, and Independence, issuing body
Home Instead Senior Care, sponsor
Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Board on Health Sciences Policy, issuing body
National Alliance for Caregiving, sponsor
National Research Council (U.S.). Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, issuing body
Unity Point at Home, sponsor
ISBN 0309367549 (electronic bk)
9780309367547 (electronic bk)