By Monica E. Oss
We're amid a fundamental transition from health care and support services in institutional settings, to services in the community. Essentially, homes, schools, community centers, community-living arrangements, and outpatient care centers are becoming the location where consumers get services. "Community-based care" has long been a buzzword in health and human services. For most consumer populations, the goal is to limit residential and inpatient services wherever possible and to focus care delivery on home- and community-based services (HCBS). How do we define community-based care? We tend to think about care delivery settings in three buckets: facility-based . . .
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We're amid a fundamental transition from health care and support services in institutional settings, to services in the community. Essentially, homes, schools, community centers, community-living arrangements, and outpatient care centers are becoming the location where consumers get services. "Community-based care" has long been a buzzword in health and human services. For most consumer populations, the goal is to limit residential and inpatient services wherever possible and to focus care delivery on home- and community-based services (HCBS). How do we define community-based care? We tend to think about care delivery settings in three buckets: facility-based . . .
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