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The New York City Home Care Project: a demonstration in coordination of health and social services

Home Health Care Services Quarterly

Author: Brill, R. S., Horowitz, A.
Type: Journal Article
Year: 1983


The New York City Dept for the Aging's Home Care Project (HCP) is a pilot program providing health care & other services to housebound & chronically ill elderly residents in 4 areas of the city; HCP served 35,000 Medicaid recipients in 1981. Questionnaire data showed that a sample of HCP recipients (N = 504) averaged hospitalization stays of 17.3 days per year, compared to 23.4 days for a control group (N = 200). HCP clients received medical & homemaker services, facilitating their return home. Although the HCP project has been a success, it has been able to meet the needs of only a small portion of New York's elderly.

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Pages: 3-4
Volume: 4
Accession Number: 19.3.03
Electronic Resource Number:
Keywords: North America, older, health improvement
Reads: 172