By Brenda Lewis Cleary PhD RN FAAN

ISBN-10: 082611895X

ISBN-13: 9780826118950

Winner of an AJN booklet of the yr Award! Nursing houses are wealthy repositories of information, but are underutilized for managed learn reviews. This booklet is a hands-on consultant to undertaking long term care study in either nursing houses and residential care settings. It bargains an outline of attainable examine within the box besides sensible info on find out how to achieve entry to and paintings with advanced associations that won't welcome swap. the writer additionally indicates the best learn method for long term care settings, and the way to enforce and disseminate profitable study.

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Christopher's Hospice in London. S. center around home care, although services are also provided in hospitals and nursing homes. Hospice providers, recognizing that death is the final stage of life, seek to provide comfort and enhance quality of life for terminally ill patients at home, where they are surrounded by loved ones. Hospice care offers comprehensive palliative treatment (treatment aimed at symptom management as opposed to curing illness) and includes social, emotional, and spiritual services.

The National Hospice Organization as well as the National Association for Home Care provide guidance for agencies and clinicians providing hospice care (National Association for Home Care, 2002). THE REGULATORY AND REIMBURSEMENT ENVIRONMENT The majority of states require licensure for home care agencies; any agency seeking Medicare certification must be licensed in the state in which it is located, and periodic satisfactory surveys must be conducted to maintain certification. Home-care agencies may also seek voluntary accreditation through the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations or the Community Health Accreditation Program.

Stanhope and Knollmueller (2000) describe several phases of a homecare visit, including the initial contact and previsit activities, through the actual delivery of care, to termination and follow-up. The process of home care typically involves a family and individual assessment, an environmental assessment, a cultural assessment, and a functional assessment. The hospice movement, with its philosophy of supportive care for patients whose life expectancy is measured in weeks or months, has resulted in hospice becoming an important benefit, supported by both Medicare and private insurance, of the home care landscape.

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