Many elders struggle with the decision to remain at home or to move to an alternative location of care. A person’s location of care can influence health and wellbeing. Healthcare organizations and policy makers are increasingly challenged to better support elders’ dwelling and health care needs.
Elders living independent at home with support by an interdisciplinary team reduced nursing home and hospital admissions, decreased falls, and improved physical function.
Preventative home visits for home dwelling elders improved health and functional status, mortality rates, and delayed hospitalization and nursing home use.
Transitional support provided by doctor and clinical nurse specialists reduces re-hospitalizations and increased outcomes to meet patients’ holistic needs.
The regular home visit and identification also delayed onset of nursing home placement and decreased nursing home admissions, length of stay, and community care service.
The researched findings of personal management approaches for people with dementia improved cognitive status and decreased institutionalization and caregiver outcomes at certain time points.
Research has found evidence of effectiveness of multidisciplinary care for stroke patients at home and receiving home physiotherapy for hip fractures.
Home health monitoring technologies reduced undesired health outcomes for the elderly.