Scope of Implementation


Community Health Care

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Scope of Implementation

Community healthcare is a method used in various locales in order to maintain the health of community members while preventing hospital overcrowding by supporting discharge and preventing admissions.

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Problems and Purpose

"Community care is delivered in private homes, retirement communities, residential or long-term care homes and community clinics.

Community care programs are designed to

  • Help people maintain optimal health and function
  • Prevent or delay admissions to hospitals
  • Support hospital discharge and follow-up" [1]

Origins and Development

Participant Recruitment and Selection

How it Works: Process, Interaction, and Decision-Making

Home care
"Home care programs provide assessment, case management, health and personal support services to people with diverse care needs." [1]

Community mental health
"Community mental health services provide care to people with mental illnesses where they live and work." [1]

Residential care
"Residential care provides living options in community-based facilities for those who need different levels of support to optimize independence." [1]

Influence, Outcomes, and Effects

Analysis and Lessons Learned

See Also

Telepsychiatry, Online Clinics and Mental Health Training in Chitral, Pakistan 


[1] Canadian Institute for Health Information,

External Links

Community participation in primary health care: 

A Framework for Community Engagement in Primary Health Care (Level 1)

What do clients expect of community care and what are their needs? The Community care for the Elderly: Needs and Service Use Study (CENSUS)

Community-Oriented Primary Care


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