Home care is one of the largest growth industries in healthcare today. With changes in hospital reimbursement, home care provides services that are tailored to keep people in their home and community. Nurses are the key providers of home care services. RNs, LPNs and home health aides provide different levels of services, which are individualized to meet the patients' needs. Services are reimbursed in a variety of ways, depending on the patient's type of insurance, age and diagnoses. Home care agencies can be licensed and certified, or operate independently, but may not qualify for insurance reimbursement. The type of organization will dictate, in part, the staffing choices the organization makes.
Nursing education is tailored to hospital based care, rather than outpatient services, thus necessitating providing education and training for new nurses to the home care environment. Understanding the role of home care providers, their scope of practice and educational needs will enhance the home care services your organization provides.
Why should you attend: Home care is one of the fastest growing segments of healthcare today. As hospitals and post-acute facilities work to keep people in their home and prevent readmissions, home care is a critical link in the post-acute service spectrum.
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