Home-Based Medical Care for Older Adults

A Clinical Case Book

  • Jessica L. Colburn
  • Bruce Leff
  • Jennifer Hayashi
  • Mattan Schuchman

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Bruce Leff
    Pages 1-7
  3. Sharon A. Levine, Megan E. Young
    Pages 9-13
  4. Abigail Holley Houts
    Pages 15-19
  5. Erin Zahradnik, Katherine Wang, Shahla Baharlou, Jonathan Ripp
    Pages 21-27
  6. Thomas E. Finucane
    Pages 29-33
  7. Mia Yang, Rachel Zimmer
    Pages 35-40
  8. Ania Wajnberg, Sarah Koppel, Fay Kahan
    Pages 41-47
  9. Mattan Schuchman, Joseph Graziano
    Pages 49-55
  10. Monika Robinson, Sarah L. Szanton
    Pages 57-61
  11. Namirah Jamshed
    Pages 63-70
  12. Yasmin S. Meah, Fred C. Ko, Elizabeth Arrabito
    Pages 71-77
  13. Elizabeth McCormick, Meng Zhang
    Pages 79-84
  14. Thomas K. M. Cudjoe, Jessica L. Colburn
    Pages 85-90
  15. Sonica Bhatia, M. Victoria M. Kopke
    Pages 91-97
  16. Jennifer Hayashi, Cindy Seidenman
    Pages 99-104
  17. Melissa Morgan-Gouveia
    Pages 105-110
  18. Christian Escobar, Cameron R. Hernandez
    Pages 111-117
  19. Jean Yudin, Bruce Kinosian
    Pages 119-124
  20. Rachel Kaplan, Karen Abrashkin, Konstantinos Deligiannidis
    Pages 125-130
  21. Ina Li, Linsey O’Donnell
    Pages 131-138
  22. Back Matter
    Pages 139-142

About this book


This book aims to equip individual clinicians with the interdisciplinary knowledge, skills, and perspective they need to provide the best care possible. Written by experts in home-based medical care, this book consists of 20 of the most common scenarios that challenge physicians administering home-based care for geriatric patients.  Each scenario requires an approach or leverages aspects of care delivery that most are not trained in.  Additionally, each scenario reflects an approach to care that is enhanced by interdisciplinary input.  Finally, each case lends itself to a practical problem-solving approach that could be accomplished by most home-based medical care providers, even in the absence of an interdisciplinary team.

Home-Based Medical Care for Older Adults is a valuable resource for all clinicians who may administer medical care in a non-medical setting, including geriatricians, family medicine physicians, psychiatrists, home nurses, social workers, students, and other interdisciplinary team members. 


Medical house calls Geriatric transition of care Geriatric home safety assessment Elder abuse Elder neglect

Editors and affiliations

  • Jessica L. Colburn
    • 1
  • Bruce Leff
    • 2
  • Jennifer Hayashi
    • 3
  • Mattan Schuchman
    • 4
  1. 1.Division of Geriatric Medicine and GerontologyJohns Hopkins UniversityBaltimoreUSA
  2. 2.Division of Geriatric MedicineJohns Hopkins UniversityBaltimoreUSA
  3. 3.Smyth BuildingMedStar House Call ProgramBaltimoreUSA
  4. 4.Johns Hopkins UniversityBaltimoreUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-23482-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-23483-6
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