Current Practices in High-Tech Home Care by Lenard Kaye DSW, Joan Davitt MSS MLSP

By Lenard Kaye DSW, Joan Davitt MSS MLSP

This booklet bargains handy entry to information regarding the advantages, drawbacks and demanding situations of uploading high-technology treatment into the house care courses. it really is either a descriptive file of research-based observations, and an interpretive research of significant concerns and regulations within the supply of technology-enhanced care. The authors deliver to the vanguard evidence-based present domestic care practices, reminiscent of ventilator remedy and synthetic nutrients infusion pumps, and enhance them via whole discussions of felony, moral and administrative matters they entail. organization directors in addition to in-home direct provider services like nurses and social staff, will locate crucial info on a severe domestic care supply factor provided with readability and accessibility. previous replica: This quantity bargains the reader handy entry to a lot wanted information regarding the original advantages, drawbacks and demanding situations of uploading high-technology into the houses of the aged and disabled. it's a certain mixture of either a descriptive file of research-based observations from the frontlines of domestic well-being supplier operations and interpretive analyses of significant concerns, guidelines, and practices informing the supply of excessive tech-home health and wellbeing providers. content material may be suitable to these organization planners and directors, managers, and supervisors who're contemplating undertaking or have lately applied a high-tech provider software of their association in addition to in-home direct provider companies like nurses and social staff.

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Typically, burnout refers to the emotional exhaustion and frustration experienced by human service professionals as the result of the excessive demands on their resources. Burnout among human service workers may be attributed to a number of specific factors. When working with an aged or frail population, there are transferential issues that force employees to confront their own aging, potential dependency, and mortality. Additionally, there is often a sense of being unable to do enough to assist a client with a seemingly endless barrage of problems.

A high value may be attached to the role of informal care giver—family member, neighbor, clergy, among others—as is the case among many rural older people for whom independence is a key component of their culture (Magilvy, Congdon, & Martinez, 1994). This "warring dualism" of medicalization and informalization, fueled by public policy and technological advances, has decreased the comprehensive nature of home care services provided by home health care agencies, resulting in greater emphasis on high-tech services and less emphasis on custodial, supportive services.

4 billion and growing (National Association for Home Care, 1997). It is noteworthy that Medicaid home care subsidies reduce the likelihood of nursing home admission for at-risk The Evolution of In-Home Technologies 19 older persons using home care services. Simultaneously, it results in the substitution of formal home care for informal care provided by family members. Thus, it can be seen that the availability of Medicaid subsidies for home care can reduce nursing home expenditures while also reducing the amount of family care provided without charge (Ettner, 1994).

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