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HomeSafe: Supportive assistance for elderly individuals through a nurse-managed plan
Journal of gerontological nursing
  • Deborah P. Schoenfelder, University of Iowa
  • Meridean Maas, University of Iowa
  • Janet K. Specht, University of Iowa
Document Type
Article
Peer Reviewed
1
Publication Date
4-1-2005
NLM Title Abbreviation
J Gerontol Nurs
PubMed ID
15839519
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
  • Aged,
  • Case Management,
  • Community Health Nursing/organization & administration,
  • Geriatric Nursing/organization & administration,
  • Humans,
  • Iowa,
  • Nurse's Role,
  • Patient Care Team,
  • Program Evaluation,
  • Progressive Patient Care,
  • United States
Published Article/Book Citation
Journal of gerontological nursing, 31:4 (2005) pp.5-11.
Disciplines
Citation Information
Deborah P. Schoenfelder, Meridean Maas and Janet K. Specht. "HomeSafe: Supportive assistance for elderly individuals through a nurse-managed plan" Journal of gerontological nursing Vol. 31 Iss. 4 (2005) p. 5 - 11 ISSN: 0098-9134
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/meridean_maas/1/