2006 – There’s No Place Like Home: Safety Challenges for the Case Manager
The setting where the case manager supports a patient can be challenging, especially if it is in the patient’s home. Assessing patients in their home setting provides valuable insight into the benefits and challenges of being at home. Preventable harm to the patient is essential, but case managers also must consider their own personal safety. There is a strong relationship between the safety challenges for the patient as well as the case manager. Existing data suggest that preventable harm to care recipients is an important issue in the home setting. In addition, both home care workers and family caregivers may be physically or emotionally harmed as they provide care.This presentation will be an interactive one that highlights the challenges and solutions for the case manager to consider to ensure person centered care in the home while maintaining safety for the patient’s care team.
1. Identify the 5 guiding principles for advancing home safety
2. Discuss the 4 key safety assessment questions to be asked in preparations for a home visit
3. Recall 3 home visit safety challenges that affect patient and case manager safety