Title

Innovations in long-term care. HomeSafe: supportive assistance for elderly individuals through a nurse-managed plan

Document Type

Article

Peer Reviewed

1

Publication Date

4-1-2005

Journal, Book or Conference Title

Journal of gerontological nursing

NLM Title Abbreviation

J Gerontol Nurs

Abstract

A lack of quality, cost-effective alternatives to nursing home care for community-dwelling older adults exists. The evidence suggests that case management provides quality care in a cost-efficient manner to help older adults remain at home safely and as independently as possible. This article describes HomeSafe, a nurse-managed membership plan that assists older individuals to enhance their health and quality of life, and to age in place in their homes and communities. HomeSafe serves as an innovative model of care and a teaching site for undergraduate and graduate nursing students and nursing faculty at The University of Iowa.

Keywords

Community Health Nursing, Community Living -- In Old Age, Home Health Care -- In Old Age, Nursing Role, Aged, Case Management, Iowa, Program Evaluation, Quality of Health Care

Published Article/Book Citation

The definitive version was published in Journal of gerontological nursing, 31:4 (2005) pp.5-11.

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URL

http://ir.uiowa.edu/nursing_pubs/1250