Geriatric Home-Based Medical Care

Principles and Practice

  • Jennifer L. Hayashi
  • Bruce Leff

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Fundamentals

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Jennifer L. Hayashi, Bruce Leff
      Pages 3-7
  3. House Calls in the Health Care Ecosystem

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. K. Eric De Jonge, George A. Taler
      Pages 11-25
  4. Clinical Approach to Caring for Patients at Home

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 27-27
    2. Thomas Cornwell, Kara R. Murphy
      Pages 29-55
    3. Jennifer L. Hayashi, Jonathan Ripp, Jessica L. Colburn
      Pages 57-74
    4. M. Victoria M. Kopke, Cameron R. Hernandez, Silvia Chavez
      Pages 75-95
    5. Ritesh A. Ramdhani, Theresa A. Soriano, Linda DeCherrie
      Pages 97-123
    6. Peter A. Boling, Lyons T. Hardy, Ericka L. Crouse
      Pages 125-149
    7. Jonathan Ripp, Elizabeth Jones, Meng Zhang
      Pages 151-172
    8. Christian Escobar, Sonica Bhatia, Ania Wajnberg
      Pages 173-193
    9. Yasmin S. Meah, Peter M. Gliatto, Fred C. Ko, David Skovran
      Pages 195-236
    10. Thomas E. Finucane
      Pages 237-249
    11. Christine S. Ritchie, Martha L. Twaddle
      Pages 251-267
    12. Claire Larson, Helen Kao
      Pages 269-290
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 291-296

About this book


This book is a practical reference for any clinician who has struggled to care for an older adult in a home setting. The volume is written by experts in the field who describe fundamental principles and clinical approaches of geriatric home-based care and their application to specific diseases and conditions, including delirium, incontinence, falls, and chronic pain and disability. The book also details house calls for special populations, from the developmentally disabled to those afflicted with neurologic or psychiatric diseases.  The volume explores house calls within the context of the US healthcare system.

Geriatric Home-Based Medical Care: Principles and Practice is a valuable resource for geriatricians, geriatric nurses, primary care physicians, social workers, public health officials, and all medical professions who need tools to provide timely, compassionate, and high-quality care for their older adult patients.


Elder care clinical situations health care ecosystem house call medicine special populations

Editors and affiliations

  • Jennifer L. Hayashi
    • 1
  • Bruce Leff
    • 2
  1. 1.and GerontologyJohns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center Division of Geriatric MedicineBaltimoreUSA
  2. 2.Division of Geriatric MedicineJohns Hopkins Bayview Medical Cente Division of Geriatric MedicineBALTIMOREUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-23364-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-23365-9
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