Older adults’ preference to age in place and health systems’ commitment to cost-effective quality care has set the stage for a growing interest in home-based primary care (HBPC). The objective of this study was to explore what patients and caregivers value about HBPC and what modifications could improve its value. Semi-structured individual interviews (n = 20) were audio-recorded, transcribed, and coded for themes. Four themes emerged: (a) HBPC offers peace of mind because patients can access care without leaving the home and can reach the primary care team at all hours, (b) HBPC supports aging in place by providing in-home care, (c) HBPC supports provider rapport building because of the intimate setting and continuity of care, (d) HBPC patients and caregivers have significant nonmedical needs. Findings suggest that teams developing or expanding on HBPC programs should prioritize access to providers, rapport building with patients and families, and supporting patients’ and caregivers’ nonmedical needs.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Journal of Applied Gerontology|
|State||Published - Nov 2021|
- primary care
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Geriatrics and Gerontology