Home Health Care--Visiting nurse services are a supplement to hospital care and care for
The 12-page publication will provide readers with current information and references on integrated care for
people with serious and disabling chronic health conditions.
Perhaps a physician's performance should determine whether he or she should care for
patients with a specific illness, rather than specialty training.
Earlier access to hospice care for
people living with both cancer and non-cancerous diagnoses will bring superior end-of-life care to patients and their families and will improve cost effectiveness of hospice care, reports the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO).
Hospitals still have a general interest in subacute services, though, because they add to the continuum of care for
their patients and are attractive to managed care.
Today's assisted living programs grew through a combination of seniors' housing and nursing care for
which government payment programs generally did not exist.
Success in capitation requires the ability to effectively care for
fairly large volumes of patients.
The eICU solution allows hospitals to leverage its intensivist resources to care for
an even larger number of patients simultaneously.
Respiratory Therapists provide patient assessments and make clinical recommendations regarding the service needs and resident plan of care for
the respiratory impaired residents to respective Physicians.
For starters, there are scattered experiments in integrating Medicare and Medicaid funding (along with some private pay) into unified capitation payments for long-term ca re-related services: the PACE (Programs for All-Inclusive Care for
the Elderly) and social HMO demonstrations that are underway in various locations of the country.
Guidelines of care for
common medical problems are developed.
Otherwise, says Willging, home care will be far more expensive than facility-based care for
a very simple reason: Sending a nurse out to 100 different clients is more expensive than having 100 different clients in one place for the nurse.
The closest parallel in the United States is probably the PACE (Program of All-inclusive Care for
the Elderly) Medicaid waiver program that allows for the delivery of skilled nursing care in community settings.
My suggestion to the candidates is to restore to the American taxpayer the ability to provide health care for
themselves without the penalty of taxation.
4 percent of families with children under the age of 6 had mothers employed full-time, it is time for the United States to provide high quality, publicly-supported child care for
all working mothers.