Irrational Exuberance for Hospital-To-Home? Care About the Caregivers, the House, the Fridge.
By Jane Sarasohn-Kahn on 26 October 2022 in Caregivers, Depression, Determinants of health, Diet and health, Food and health, Grocery stores, Health at home, Health care industry, Health Consumers, Health ecosystem, Home care, Hospitals, Mental health, Nutrition, Seniors and health, Social determinants of health, Social security, Stress, Value based health, Wellbeing
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Home, Sweet Hospital-At-Home? It depends, I hedge in my latest essay for Medecision. In our bullish and, on its face, compassionate and cost-rational embrace of the migration of acute care from hospital beds to peoples’ living and bedrooms, there are several guardrails to consider beyond sheer payment and reimbursement calculations. Consider, The caregivers for the folks heading home from hospital The state of the physical home — for safety, comfort, environmental health, and emotional security, and, Food security and nutritional access. On caregiving: I spend extra time detailing research in which Alexandra Drane, founder of