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Home and Community-Based Care
Tuesday, November 18, 2014: 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Home and community-based services are often a desirable, less costly alternative to institutional care. In this context, the complexities and nuances of providing HCBS are easy to overlook, even though they can be dramatic and challenge the most promising of innovations. In this session, we will explore these nuances and complexitites, from the difficulties of providing services to unique target groups such as veterans, homeless older adults, and informal caregivers, to the impact that federal policies and market characteristics can have on the availability of HCBS such as home health care. Participants will hear from a panel of speakers who have used a range of methods (both quantitative and qualitative) to develop an in-depth picture of the HCBS environment, and of the programmatic and policy interventions that can be implemented to ensure that it is flexible enough to serve those in need. The goal of the session is to increase participants knowledge of the multiple, intertwined factors that influence the availability and impact of home and community-based care, and to provide them with strategies and recommendations they can use in their own work on behalf of those who can benefit from these important services.
Session Objectives: List three challenges associated with delivering successful, innovative home and community-based programs for different target populations, and how these challenges can be addressed
Describe the impact of the context in which home and community-based services are provided (including federal policies and organizational and market characteristics) on the availability and success of home and community-based care
Develop targeted interventions for family caregivers based on a deeper understanding of caregiver intensity and burden
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Organized by: Aging & Public Health
Endorsed by: Medical Care Section, APHA-Committee on Women's Rights
Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)