Session Time: 1:45pm-3:15pm
Location: Hall 3FG
Objective: To review patients and caregivers’ feedback on the service for the period from mid Oct 2015 to June 2017 as part of quality improvement project.
Background: In order to better support Parkinson Disease (PD) patients in the community, the Integrated Community Home Care Programme (ICCP) was initiated in April 2012 to coordinate care at community level. A dedicated nurse from the PD and Movement Disorder Centre conducted regular home visits to targeted patients.
Methods: A structured questionnaire survey was given to patients and caregivers who received this service.
Results: A total of 61 patients were visited and written feedback was obtained for the program. Of these, 39 were female and 22 were male. The mean age was 78.26 years old and 49 (80%) patients were in Hoehn and Yahr Stage 5. Out of 61 feedbacks received, 34 (56%) felt that the frequency of home visit was just right; 59 (97%) said that issues identified during home visit were followed up promptly; 58 (95%) patients had better understanding on issues related to Parkinson’s disease and management; 61 (100%) felt assured they had better access to medical attention and community services; and 59 (97%) reckoned their condition had been monitored more intently. Overall, 61 (100%) patients found the homecare program beneficial and requested for further home visits.
Conclusions: The ICCP program is an effective complementary service to provide holistic care for PD patients. The homecare visits have since been well accepted by patients and their caregivers.
To cite this abstract in AMA style:WL. Chan, ST. Chua, W. Li, HL. Ng, KY. Tay, WL. Au, CS. Tan. Home Care Programme for Patients with Parkinsonism [abstract]. Mov Disord. 2018; 33 (suppl 2). https://www.mdsabstracts.org/abstract/home-care-programme-for-patients-with-parkinsonism/. Accessed December 7, 2023.
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