Although a growing body of literature supports the expansion of patient and family involvement in healthcare processes, little attention has thus far been directed at activating geriatric home care patients and/or families to be more effective in managing health-related activities. In this manuscript we consider the unique needs, attributes, and circumstances of the geriatric home care population in conjunction with patient, family, provider, and organizational interventions with a primary or secondary objective of activating patients and/or families. We summarize what has been learned from these efforts, with attention to feasibility and potential applicability to geriatric home care.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||Journal for healthcare quality : official publication of the National Association for Healthcare Quality|
|Publication status||Published - Mar 2009|
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