What AAA Nursing Services is all about

Patient-Centered Care Planning for Home Health

In its landmark 2001 report, Crossing the Quality Chasm, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) named patient-centered care as one of the six fundamental aims of the U.S. health care system.

The IOM defines patient-centered care as:

“Health care that establishes a partnership among practitioners, patients and their families – when appropriate – to ensure that decisions respect patients’wants, needs and preferences and that patients have the education and support they need to make decisions and participate in their own care.”

Patient-centered care planning is the process by which health care professionals and patients discuss, agree and develop an action plan (Care Plan) to provide individualized and coordinated patient care in order to achieve goals/outcomes most relevant to the patient.  Patient-centered care planning is:

  • Process oriented
  • Interdisciplinary
  • Individualized
  • Coordinated
  • Focused on outcomes/goals

This philosophy has been part of our organization’s core mission since it’s inception. We firmly believe that our patient’s, or as we often refer to patients as clients, come first. Home health care can be viewed as quite invasive adding a significant amount of stress to the client and their families. Part of our rehabilitation/care plan not only focuses on positive recovery outcomes but also alleviating any stress factors by including family members in the process.

Decreased patient stress can only have a positive effect on their recovery goals.

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