Improving the delivery of health and social care to “dual eligible” older adults in the community: Lessons from the HOME study
We find that the health and social care needs of these vulnerable older adults are complex and inextricably linked. For some, the CCI holds the promise of reducing fragmentation and improving coordination of services. For others, the transition to a new delivery system is a threat to their fragile, yet familiar, status quo. Any service delivery changes need to be handled with careful attention to the specific needs of the individual. Getting the right package of services and supports may require multiple attempts and more than a one size fits all approach.
Learning Areas:Conduct evaluation related to programs, research, and other areas of practice
Other professions or practice related to public health
Provision of health care to the public
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Public health or related research
Describe how older adults who are eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid manage the services and supports they need to continue to live in their own homes. Identify the changing health, social, and information needs of this population as they anticipate or experience a transition to a new service delivery network. Explain how care that assesses and responds to the individualized care needs of community-dwelling “dual-eligibles” can improve the coordination and delivery of health and social care.
Keyword(s): Aging, Medicare/Medicaid
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have been researching and publishing on the community care needs of older adults for more than 10 years. I have been involved in all aspects of the HOME study, including the conceptualization, design, implementation, data analyses and interpretation of results.
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