Researchers examined the home health aide (HHA) Partnering Collaborative model to identify implementation challenges and successes, and results and implications.
The major impact of the Collaborative was on patients' functional outcomes. Functional improvements were not associated with a significant reduction in length of stay, nor were they associated with greater likelihood of discharge to the community. During the randomized trial, patients in the intervention group had significantly better case-mix adjusted outcomes on two of three targeted areas of daily living transferring and ambulation than patients in the control group. Increased focus on communication and common goal-setting yielded better outcomes without the need for more visits.
Report Title: HHA Partnering Collaborative Evaluation: Practice/Research Brief http://aspe.hhs.gov/daltcp/reports/2007/HHAPartrb.htm
Agency Sponsor: ASPE-ODALTCP, Office of Disability, Aging, and Long-Term Care Policy
Federal Contact: Marie Squillace, 202-690-6250
Performer: Visiting Nurse Service of New York
PIC ID: 8898