Making house calls: Treating older adults at home

Linda V. DeCherrie, Melissa Dattalo, Ming Jang, Rachel K. Miller

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Home care is an exceedingly valuable opportunity to serve the needs of patients who find it difficult to leave their homes. Clinicians can remain on the cutting edge of serving their patients’ needs through exploration and expansion into home care medicine. This chapter provides information on patient eligibility, preparing for and conducting a house call, basic procedures which can be done in the home, and engaging support systems in becoming active in the homebound patient’s care management. The future of home care medicine will continue to expand as more patients wish to remain in their home and age in place.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNew Directions in Geriatric Medicine
Subtitle of host publicationConcepts, Trends, and Evidence-Based Practice
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9783319281377
ISBN (Print)9783319281353
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2016


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