Home is where the future is: The BrightFocus Foundation consensus panel on dementia care

Quincy M. Samus, Betty Smith Black, Diane Bovenkamp, Michael Buckley, Christopher Callahan, Karen Davis, Laura N. Gitlin, Nancy Hodgson, Deirdre Johnston, Helen C. Kales, Michele Karel, John Jay Kenney, Shari M. Ling, Maï Panchal, Melissa Reuland, Amber Willink, Constantine G. Lyketsos

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Abstract

Introduction A national consensus panel was convened to develop recommendations on future directions for home-based dementia care (HBDC). Methods The panel summarized advantages and challenges of shifting to HBDC as the nexus of care and developed consensus-based recommendations. Results The panel developed five core recommendations: (1) HBDC should be considered the nexus of new dementia models, from diagnosis to end of life in dementia; (2) new payment models are needed to support HBDC and reward integration of care; (3) a diverse new workforce that spans the care continuum should be prepared urgently; (4) new technologies to promote communication, monitoring/safety, and symptoms management must be tested, integrated, and deployed; and (5) targeted dissemination efforts for HBDC must be employed. Discussion HBDC represents a promising paradigm shift to improve care for those living with dementia and their family caregivers: these recommendations provide a framework to chart a course forward for HBDC.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)104-114
Number of pages11
JournalAlzheimer's and Dementia
Volume14
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2018

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Keywords

  • Alzheimer's and related dementias (ADRD)
  • Care financing
  • Community-based care
  • Cost effectiveness
  • Dementia
  • Home-based care
  • Payment models
  • Technology
  • Workforce

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Health Policy
  • Developmental Neuroscience
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience

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Samus, Q. M., Black, B. S., Bovenkamp, D., Buckley, M., Callahan, C., Davis, K., Gitlin, L. N., Hodgson, N., Johnston, D., Kales, H. C., Karel, M., Kenney, J. J., Ling, S. M., Panchal, M., Reuland, M., Willink, A., & Lyketsos, C. G. (2018). Home is where the future is: The BrightFocus Foundation consensus panel on dementia care. Alzheimer's and Dementia, 14(1), 104-114. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jalz.2017.10.006