Home Health Care News November 5, 2018
Robert Holly

The full continuum of care will likely be provided in people’s homes in the not-so-distant future.

That includes everything from informal and formal personal care services to skilled home health and home-based primary care, experts say. It even includes emerging hospital-at-home models, though the lack of an existing supply chain may present a serious hurdle.

“Home-based medical care will get mainstreamed into the U.S. health care delivery system,” said Bruce Leff, director of the Center for Transformative Geriatric Research and a professor of medicine at Johns Hopkins University. “I don’t know how long that’s going to take, but I’m pretty certain about that.”

Leff made his comments about the future of home care during an opening presentation at the American Academy...