Preventive home visits postpone mortality -- a controlled trial with time-limited results
- Effects of preventive home visits to elderly people living in the community: systematic review. van Haastregt, Jolanda C. M.; de Witte, Luc P.; Diederiks, Jos P.M.; van Rossum, Erik; Crebolder, Harry F.J.M. // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);03/18/2000, Vol. 320 Issue 7237, p754
Presents information on a study which assessed the effects of preventive home visits to elderly people living in the community. Methodological quality of the included studies; Characteristics of the interventions; Outcomes of the included studies.
- What hospice docs need to know for a home visit. // Hospital Home Health;Oct2007, Vol. 24 Issue 10, p115
The article presents some of the challenges faced by medical practitioners who make home care visits.
- Stamp out pointless home visits. // GP: General Practitioner;6/17/2002, p72
Focuses on the challenge of making unnecessary home visits in Great Britain. Importance of reviewing practice policy on treating elderly patients; Advice to pass concerns with the management team at home to social services; Problems of transport and mobility of the elderly.
- Differences in Program Implementation Between Nurses and Paraprofessionals Providing Home Visits during Pregnancy and Infancy: A Randomized Trial. Korfmacher, Jon; O'Brien, Ruth; Hiatt, Susan; Olds, David // American Journal of Public Health;Dec1999, Vol. 89 Issue 12, p1847
Objectives. This study examined differences between nurses and paraprofessionals in implementation of a home visiting program for low-income, first-time parents during pregnancy and the first 2 years of the child's life. Methods. Mothers were randomly assigned to either a nurse-visited (n = 236)...
- Evaluating innovation in the care of Canada's frail elderly population. Bergman, Howard; Beland, Francois // CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;2/22/2000, Vol. 162 Issue 4, p511
Comments on a study showing innovations in the health care of Canada's frail elderly population, focusing on the impact of preventive home visits in health assessment. Details on the participants and the questionnaires they completed; Methods of how the study was performed; Results of the study...
- Older Adults as Home Visitors Modeling Parenting for Troubled Families. Arch, Shirley D. // Child Welfare;Nov78, Vol. 57 Issue 9, p601
A program based on regular home visits by older adults to families of neglected or developmentally delayed children provides a model for parenting in the home, helps the children and gives the older-adult visitors a satisfying role to play in society.
- Brookside offers seniors complimentary at-home services. // Long-Term Living: For the Continuing Care Professional;Sep2009, Vol. 58 Issue 9, p10
The article reports on the home visit program of Brookside Estates to reach out to the elderly in Middleburg Heights, Ohio. According to Tammy Wearsch, community relations director, they intend to give the elderly a combination of programs and services they need to maintain quality of life at...
- Effects of home visits by home nurses to elderly people with health problems: design of a randomised clinical trial in the Netherlands [ISRCTN92017183]. Nicolaides-Bouman, Ans; Van Rossum, Erik; Kempen, Gertrudis I. J. M.; Knipschild, Paul // BMC Health Services Research;2004, Vol. 4, p35
Background: Preventive home visits to elderly people by public health nurses aim to maintain or improve the functional status of elderly and reduce the use of institutional care services. A number of trials that investigated the effects of home visits show positive results, but others do not....
- Effects of preventive home visits to elderly people. van Rossum, Erik; Frederiks, Carla M.A.; Philipsen, Hans; Portengen, Ko; Wiskerke, Jannie // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);7/3/93, Vol. 307 Issue 6895, p27
Assesses the effect of preventive home visits by public health nurses on the state of health and use of services by elderly people in Netherlands. Preventive home visits as not beneficial fro general population of elderly; Effectiveness of living at home when restricted to subjects with poor...