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Presentation or Panel Title

Home Health Care Services’ Effect on Quality of Life Satisfaction Ratings in the Elderly Population

Location

Guzman 113

Start Date

4-14-2016 7:30 PM

End Date

4-14-2016 8:00 PM

Department

Nursing

Student Type

Undergraduate - Honors

Faculty Mentor

Luanne Linnard-Palmer, RN, MSN, OCN

Presentation Format

Oral Presentation

Abstract/Description

Since 2010 the elderly population has been estimated at roughly 13% of the United States population and the Administration of Aging projected growth to expand up to 19.7% in 2030 (2014). Home health care services incorporate a wide range of amenities from procedural therapies to providing house cleaning. As healthcare cost steadily rise home health is a financially fiscal alternative to a hospital stay or retirement facility. Home health is beneficial to an individual’s finances but, concerns about the usefulness of the service must be addressed. Recent research has correlated both positive and negative aspects of home health.

The purpose of this study was to investigate the perceived quality of life satisfaction rating in the elderly population (over the age of 65) who acquire services from home-based health care agencies.

Purposeful sampling, including convenience and snow ball sampling techniques, and stratified random sampling techniques were used. Geriatric subjects (greater than 65) were attained through two home health care agencies in Marin County. Participants were solicited through agency staff. Each participant was given a three part survey, an introductory letter, a demographic survey, and a copy of the instrument (WHOQOL-BREF). Validity of the questionnaire was secured prior to data collection from two doctorate prepared nursing faculty. IRB approval was secured through Dominican University of California and written approval was gathered from the managers of the health care agencies. Collection of data will continue throughout March.

Descriptive statistics and correlational analysis will be conducted. Results will be pending until presentation.

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Home Health Care Services’ Effect on Quality of Life Satisfaction Ratings in the Elderly Population

Guzman 113

Since 2010 the elderly population has been estimated at roughly 13% of the United States population and the Administration of Aging projected growth to expand up to 19.7% in 2030 (2014). Home health care services incorporate a wide range of amenities from procedural therapies to providing house cleaning. As healthcare cost steadily rise home health is a financially fiscal alternative to a hospital stay or retirement facility. Home health is beneficial to an individual’s finances but, concerns about the usefulness of the service must be addressed. Recent research has correlated both positive and negative aspects of home health.

The purpose of this study was to investigate the perceived quality of life satisfaction rating in the elderly population (over the age of 65) who acquire services from home-based health care agencies.

Purposeful sampling, including convenience and snow ball sampling techniques, and stratified random sampling techniques were used. Geriatric subjects (greater than 65) were attained through two home health care agencies in Marin County. Participants were solicited through agency staff. Each participant was given a three part survey, an introductory letter, a demographic survey, and a copy of the instrument (WHOQOL-BREF). Validity of the questionnaire was secured prior to data collection from two doctorate prepared nursing faculty. IRB approval was secured through Dominican University of California and written approval was gathered from the managers of the health care agencies. Collection of data will continue throughout March.

Descriptive statistics and correlational analysis will be conducted. Results will be pending until presentation.