Home-based Acute Care: Getting Started Guide
This resource provides change ideas, tips, guidance, and resources for organizations seeking to design and implement home-based clinical and operational acute care models for older adults.
- Build a favorable business case for alternative care model: Cover operations and cash flow, achieve desired shared savings or value for the organization and partners
- Create the functional alternative care model: All necessary processes for a functioning and operational alternative model to enable the disruption of the default trajectory to hospitalization
- Change ideas, tips, guidance, and resources
Stuck A, Crowley C, Malloy R, Sevin C, Deane M, Little K. Home-based Acute Care: Getting Started Guide. West Health Institute and Institute for Healthcare Improvement; 2022.
West Health Institute and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement collaborated to identify hospital-alternative care pathways for unplanned acute events for older adults, seeking the most efficient and effective ways to treat older patients in their own homes. This resource provides guidance for organizations seeking to design and implement home-based clinical and operational acute care models for older adults.
Process improvement methods and tools were used to identify, test, and refine best practices that support successful home-based acute care program development. The guide includes change ideas (things to try), tips, guidance, and resources.