Managed care at home provides services based on the specific needs of patients in the comfort of their own home. It provides a cost effective alternative for prolonged hospitalization or institutional care.
A care plan tailored to the specific needs of the patient is adjusted to change in needs to prevent unnecessary services and reduces the cost involved.
The involvement and inclusion of natural care givers and relatives as well as community support systems add to cost-effectiveness of the services. The care manager (social worker) in liaison with the registered nurse, equality of services ensures a quality service that can be terminated or adjusted to specific needs or change in the care plan. Addressing the social and psychological benefits of the patient enhances the recovery of the patient and the sustaining of independent living.