- How are home-based primary care (HBPC) practices addressing the non-medical social needs of older adults who are homebound?
- What are the most common needs for these patients?
- What are the barriers that these practices face?
This resource describes how HBPC practices assess the non-medical social needs of older adults who are homebound and identifies barriers to coordinating home and community-based services (HCBS) for patients.
- The study was based on an online survey of members of the American Academy of Home Care Medicine (AAHCM).
- Nearly all practices assessed patient social needs, with 78% conducting an assessment during the intake visit, and 88% providing ongoing periodic assessments.
- The most common needs were personal care, medication adherence, and caregiver support.
- The most common barriers to coordinating HCBS included cost to patient and eligibility requirements.
- More efforts are needed to implement and scale care model partnerships between medical and non-medical service providers within HBPC practices.