[The importance of longitudinality, comprehensiveness, coordination and continuity of nursing home care].

Abstract

Home care is essential for dependent persons, in order to support the high levels of morbidity, for the elderly as well as their caregivers, as it enables patients to remain in their familiar environment as long as possible, fulfilling the wish expressed by most of the population. Home care is the activity that best represents the essential attributes (longitudinality, comprehensiveness, continuity, coordination) of the primary, and that suffers most when these attributes are not included in the activities undertaken by primary care teams, or due to cuts in health-care. Home care requires highly skilled, versatile and committed nursing staff, with whom the population identifies as a source of care, and where they are assessed for their relevance and effectiveness. Nurses with wide clinical care skills, with a balanced content of treatment and prevention, and the freedom to develop their work, are needed in order to continuously monitor the health problems of their acute and chronic patients, in the family and community.

DOI: 10.1016/j.enfcli.2013.08.006

Cite this paper

@article{CorralesNevado2014TheIO, title={[The importance of longitudinality, comprehensiveness, coordination and continuity of nursing home care].}, author={Dolores Corrales-Nevado and Luis Palomo-Cobos}, journal={Enfermería clínica}, year={2014}, volume={24 1}, pages={51-8} }