Innovations in long-term care. HomeSafe: supportive assistance for elderly individuals through a nurse-managed plan
NLM Title Abbreviation
J Gerontol Nurs
Journal of gerontological nursing
DOI of Published Version
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.
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
Journal of gerontological nursing, 31:4 (2005) pp.5-11.