Home Care, Palliative Care and Advanced Illness Management

The CHAMP program at the Center for Home Care Policy & Research of the Visiting Nurse Service of New York has developed a useful website that consolidates many evidence based tools and studies aimed at promoting high quality home based care.   In a new posting on their community blog, Dr Eric Widera of the Division of Geriatrics at UCSF discusses the power home care agencies have to provide innovative care that can integrate the palliation of symptoms, care coordination and advance care planning earlier in a patient’s disease trajectory. Included in his discussion of this timely issue – given the STAAR and End of Life Care Expert Panel projects in Massachusetts – is a link to CHAMP’s Evidence Brief on Advanced Illness Management.   Does this look like something your agency is already doing? Or could be? Comments welcome.

Author: Pat Kelleher

Pat Kelleher is Executive Director of the Home Care Alliance of Massachusetts.

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