Home Health & Hospice

Why is disease management challenging in a homecare setting?

Homecare Insider, May 9, 2016

Setting priorities and sequencing issues can be quite difficult with the medically complex population being served in such settings. Services other than nursing are not planning care from the diagnosis viewpoint; rather, they plan from the viewpoint of the impact the diagnosis or diagnoses have had on the patient’s quality of life. This can further complicate implementation of disease management models in the homecare setting.