Getting on with living life: Experiences of older adults after home care

Bonnie L. Westra, Nadine Paitich, Dawn Ekstrom, Susan C. Mehle, Maggie Kaeding, Sajeda Abdo, Karen Monsen

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Providers in all settings are increasingly aware of the need to focus on transitional care needs and services across healthcare settings to improve quality of life, maintain optimal health, and prevent unnecessary hospitalizations. Home care is an essential piece of the transitional care puzzle, especially in providing services to support older adults with chronic comorbid conditions to remain at home safely with optimal health and psychosocial well-being. Home care is essential in bridging the gap from acute hospital care to home; however, little is known about the needs of older adults after discharge from home care. Our study investigated the perceptions of older adults with chronic health conditions after discharge from home care regarding their daily activities and healthcare needs and identified how these needs were met.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)493-501
Number of pages9
JournalHome healthcare nurse
Issue number9
StatePublished - Oct 2013

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