Comparing home care models

What are the differences in health status between home care veterans and home care Medicaid waiver clients? Veterans were more independent in basic activities of daily living, but the rate of falls was nearly identical between the two groups. Veterans had more pain, sleep issues, coronary artery disease, COPD and cancer, but prevalence of geriatric syndromes was nearly the same as in Medicaid clients. Home care will continue to expand, and studies such as these may help plan for improved client health. (Free abstract only.)

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