An Interdisciplinary Home Healthcare Program for Patients with Parkinson's Disease

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Abstract

The long-term treatment of Parkinson's disease presents a special challenge in the home healthcare setting. This article describes a successful interdisciplinary home healthcare program that addresses the special needs of patients with Parkinson's disease and associated disorders. The program, which combines skilled assessment, professional healthcare services, patient and family education, and case management to optimize patient outcomes, has become a national model for agencies hoping to start or expand Parkinson's disease programs.

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