Caregivers See Promise in Medicare Home Care Project
Family members and others who care for seniors could see benefits from the Independence at Home project, a three-year pilot program funded through the health reform law. For the project, health care professionals will visit ill Medicare beneficiaries at their homes in an effort to coordinate care and reduce costs. The project is scheduled to begin by January 2012 and will involve 10,000 Medicare beneficiaries with the most serious health conditions.
"House Calls for Elderly Could Relieve Squeezed 'Sandwich Generation'" (Andrews, Kaiser Health News/"Shots," NPR, 7/13).This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.