Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Marcia E. Martin, MS, RN (SUNY Institute of Technology at Utica-Rome)
Description: This guide to home healthcare addresses many issues that are seldom experienced by caregivers in controlled settings. Case studies provide insight into actual situations that caregivers face on a daily basis.
Purpose: The purpose of this book is to give insight into the role and responsibilities of the community health caregiver.
Audience: The audience for this book could be anyone; healthcare professionals and any caregivers could benefit from the information.
Features: The references are current and relevant and pertinent to homecare. The summaries of each chapter are clear, concise, and easy to review. The resources to obtain further information could be very useful.
Assessment: This guide to home health care is a good primer for anyone interested in community health. The actual situations and case studies are real and give an excellent overview of what caregivers experience in a community setting. In order to fully understand the scope of homecare related to government controls and reimbursement, it would be necessary to use the references or resources to obtain further in-depth information.