This book is a practical reference for any clinician who has struggled to care for an older adult in a home setting. The volume is written by experts in the field who describe fundamental principles and clinical approaches of geriatric home-based care and their application to specific diseases and conditions, including delirium, incontinence, falls, and chronic pain and disability. The book also details house calls for special populations, from the developmentally disabled to those afflicted with neurologic or psychiatric diseases. The volume explores house calls within the context of the US healthcare system. Geriatric Home-Based Medical Care: Principles and Practice is a valuable resource for geriatricians, geriatric nurses, primary care physicians, social workers, public health officials, and all medical professions who need tools to provide timely, compassionate, and high-quality care for their older adult patients.
PART 1: FUNDAMENTALS 1. Introducing Home-Based Medical CareJen Hayashi and Bruce Leff PART 2: HOUSE CALLS IN THE HEALTH CARE ECOSYSTEM 2. Getting Started with Home-Based Medical CareK. Eric De Jonge and George A. Taler PART 3: CLINICAL APPROACH TO CARING FOR PATIENTS AT HOME 3. Care Planning and Coordination of ServicesThomas Cornwell and Kara R. Murphy 4. How to Perform a House CallJennifer Hayashi, Jonathan Ripp, andJessica L. Colburn 5. Common Cognitive Issues in Home-Based Medical CareM. Victoria M. Kopke, Cameron R. Hernandez, and Silvia Chavez 6. Common Neurologic IssuesRitesh A. Ramdhani, Theresa A. Soriano, and Linda DeCherrie 7. Adult Psychiatric Care in the HomePeter A. Boling MD, Lyons Hardy NP, and Ericka L. Crouse, PharmD 8. Common Functional ProblemsJonathan Ripp. Elizabeth Jones, and Meng Zhang 9. Common InfectionsChristian Escobar, Sonica Bhatia, and Ania Wajnberg 10. Wound Care in Home-Based SettingsYasmin S. Meah, Peter M. Gliatto, Fred C. Ko, and David Skovran 11. Social and Ethical Issues in Home-Based Medical Care Thomas E. Finucane 12. Palliative CareChristine S. Ritchie and Martha L. Twaddle 13. Caregiving Claire Larson and Helen Kao