New Developments in Home Care Services for the Elderly

New Developments in Home Care Services for the Elderly : Innovations in Policy, Program, and Practice

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This anthology responds to the recurring call for quality in home care service provision. It presents to agency administrators, managers, supervisors, and front line service providers a set of the most up-to-date policy, program, and practice developments in the field. Each contributor to New Developments in Home Care Services for the Elderly explores issues of client/staff diversity and the challenges associated with working with clients grappling with disabling conditions. Contributors in New Developments in Home Care Services for the Elderly explore issues of client/staff diversity and the challenges associated with working with clients grappling with various disabling conditions. Topics addressed include: * alternative organizational models in home care * the importation of high technology services into the home * legal and ethical issues in home health care * counseling homebound clients and their families * clinical assessment tools and packages * case management and the home care client * home care entitlements and benefits * evaluating and monitoring the effectiveness of in-home care * marketing home health care services * home care service experiences in other countries New Developments in Home Care Services for the elderly covers a continuum of care ranging from housekeeping services to self-care education, teaching, and training services to nursing and medically related services. Consequently, the information contained within this volume is of immediate relevance to a multidisciplinary audience having both direct (field) and indirect (office) service responsibilities in the home care organization. Social workers, nurses, business administrators, and public health professionals will find this an invaluable guide for providing effective home care services.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 310 pages
  • 152 x 229mm | 580g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 1138977047
  • 9781138977044

Table of contents

Contents Preface * Introduction * Part I: Policy Innovation * Trends in Home Care Entitlements and Benefits * Legal and Ethical Issues in Home-Based Care * Part II: Program Innovation * Alternative Organizational Models in Home Care * The Importation of High Technology Services Into the Home * Home Health Care Information Systems: Difficult Choices in Uncertain Times * Evaluation and Quality Assurance for In-Home Services * Marketing Techniques for Home Care Programs * Part III: Practice Innovation * Counseling Homebound Clients and Their Families * Challenges for the Home Care Supervisor * Clinical Assessment in Home Care * Case Management in Home and Community Care * Part IV: Innovation From Abroad * Trends and Developments in Home Care Services: An International Perspective * Index * Reference Notes Includedshow more