Hospital-at-Home and the Older Adult

A Discussion with Charlotte Yeh, MD

Hospital-at-Home, which takes the inpatient acute care experience to the patient’s home, is showing promising results. Studies suggest positive outcomes and patient satisfaction while realizing lower costs.

Dr. Kvedar talks with Charlotte Yeh, MD, Chief Medical Officer of AARP Services and passionate advocate for the healthcare consumer, about what it might really be like for older adults in these programs. What is the impact to patients and their caregivers, and what considerations should these programs take into account? They discuss the lived experience of this population and provide insights into how companies and clinical systems can reduce the intensity of care burden to allow Hospital-at-Home programs to truly succeed.

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This episode is made possible by AMC Health.

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