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 countriesNew 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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 310 pages
  • 152 x 229mm | 580g
  • 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 Included
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