Optimizing patient and family involvement in geriatric home care.

Jennifer L. Wolff, Debra L. Roter, Barbara Given, Laura N. Gitlin

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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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)24-33
Number of pages10
JournalJournal for healthcare quality : official publication of the National Association for Healthcare Quality
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 1 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Policy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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