Home health care

Innovations

Specially Trained Paramedics Respond to Nonemergency 911 Calls and Proactively Care for Frequent Callers, Reducing Inappropriate Use of Emergency Services 12/19/14

Developed by Christian Hospital and Northwest HealthCare (a two-hospital system that is part of the BJC HealthCare System), Community Health Access Program is a mobile program that...

Culturally Tailored Pharmacist Home Visits and Educator-Led Group Sessions Increase Medication Adherence and Reduce Blood Pressure for Seniors with Hypertension and Diabetes 10/06/14

The Managing Your Medications (MyRx) Medication Adherence Program offered culturally and linguistically tailored medication management and health education to seniors with hypertension and/or...

Home Visit for All Newborns To Assess Risk of Child Maltreatment Improves Parenting Skills, Reduces Medical Emergencies, and Generates Positive Return on Investment 05/07/13

To promote healthy infant development and reduce child maltreatment and abuse, Durham Connects offers all families with newborns in Durham County, NC, the opportunity for a nurse to come to the...

State–Federal Program Provides Capitated Payments to Plans Serving Those Eligible for Medicare and Medicaid, Leading to Better Access to Care and Less Hospital and Nursing Home Use 03/13/13

Under the Minnesota Senior Health Options program, participating health plans receive a capitated fee to deliver and coordinate acute, primary, and long-term care as well as social services to...

Self-Directed Budget Enhances Access to Home Health and Other Needed Services, Resulting in Fewer Unmet Needs, Better Health Outcomes, and High Satisfaction for Medicaid Beneficiaries 02/22/13

As a voluntary alternative to traditional agency-delivered home care, a joint public-private program known as Cash & Counseling gives Medicaid enrollees a monthly allowance for home...

QualityTools

Guide to Long Term Care for Veterans 07/29/13

This guide provides tools and resources for veterans, caregivers and families, and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) providers and staff to explore long-term care options. The guide includes information about home- and community-based...

Consumer Health Information Technology in the Home: A Guide for Human Factors Design Considerations 11/13/12

This guide, for designers and developers, provides information to help create and design health information technology (IT) applications that are easy to use by consumers to achieve better health at home. For home health care services, the guide...

Collaboration for Home Care Advances in Management and Practice (CHAMP) Tools 05/08/12

The Collaboration for Home Care Advances in Management and Practice (CHAMP) library provides actionable tools to help home health care professionals implement best practices in their agencies.

Tools in the CHAMP library can be...

Health Information Technology Toolkit for Home Health Agencies 09/01/11

This toolkit for home health agencies, private duty nursing services, home-based hospices, and other organizations providing health care services, provides resources and tools to plan and implement health information technology in the home health...

12 Steps for Creating a Culture of Retention: A Workbook for Home and Community-Based Long-Term Care Providers 09/01/11

This workbook, developed by the Paraprofessional Healthcare Institute (PHI), provides home and community-based long-term care agencies with 12 concrete steps to guide the development of recruitment, selection, and retention practices. These steps...

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