Community Health Care
- 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" 
Origins and Development
Participant Recruitment and Selection
How it Works: Process, Interaction, and Decision-Making
"Home care programs provide assessment, case management, health and personal support services to people with diverse care needs." 
Community mental health
"Community mental health services provide care to people with mental illnesses where they live and work." 
"Residential care provides living options in community-based facilities for those who need different levels of support to optimize independence." 
Influence, Outcomes, and Effects
Analysis and Lessons Learned
 Canadian Institute for Health Information, https://www.cihi.ca/en/types-of-care/community-care
Community participation in primary health care: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/6679395
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