Home-based primary care: the care of the veteran at home

Home Healthc Nurse. 2007 May;25(5):315-22. doi: 10.1097/01.NHH.0000269965.16119.e5.


Home-Based Primary Care is a program designed by the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) to care for frail, medically complex, elderly veteran patients in their home setting. Unique to the VA, the program has similarities and differences in relation to typical Medicare/Medicaid home health and hospice programs. The VA has demonstrated success in maintaining the patients' independence and quality of life as well as exceptional management of chronic disease and prevention.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Accreditation
  • Activities of Daily Living
  • Aged
  • Chronic Disease / prevention & control
  • Disease Management
  • Frail Elderly* / statistics & numerical data
  • Guideline Adherence
  • Health Services Needs and Demand
  • Health Services for the Aged / organization & administration*
  • Home Care Services / organization & administration*
  • Hospice Care
  • Humans
  • Medicare
  • Organizational Objectives
  • Outcome Assessment, Health Care
  • Patient Admission / statistics & numerical data
  • Patient Care Team / organization & administration
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic
  • Primary Health Care / organization & administration*
  • Quality of Life
  • United States
  • United States Department of Veterans Affairs / organization & administration*
  • Veterans* / statistics & numerical data