The Affordable Care Act (PPACA) calls for the implementation of Independence at Home demonstration projects for the highest-cost Medicare beneficiaries who have multiple chronic conditions — a model of care that uses interdisciplinary teams to bring coordinated primary care to older adults in their homes.
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Importance of Home-Based Primary Care: Why Older Adults Need It
Bruce Leff, MD, Co-Director, Elder House Call Program, Professor, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Overview of the Independence at Home (IAH) Act
George Taler, MD, Director, Long-Term Care, Washington Hospital Center, Professor, Clinical Medicine, Geriatrics, Georgetown University
How the Independence At Home House Call Model Works
K. Eric De Jonge, MD, Director of Geriatrics, Washington Hospital Center
ElderPAC: Sewing a "Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly" Quilt from Community-Based Patches
Jean Yudin, MSN, RN, CS, Director & Nurse Practitioner, Truman Schnabel In-Home Program, Division of Geriatric Medicine, Adjunct Clinical Professor, School of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania Health System; and
Jeannette Gallagher, MSW, Social Worker, Ralston-Penn Center, Geriatric Clinical Practice, Division of Geriatric Medicine, University of Pennsylvania Health System