Special Feature: Identifying the Risks of the Working Environment of Home-Based Care



There is an increasing trend toward more community- and resident-based care in the United States. Home-based care services allow individuals to remain in their home, preserving their independence while minimizing the impact of aging, disability, or illness. Home-based care involves both medical care, such as home health and hospice care, and nonmedical care, such as home care. Providers cover a wide range of occupations including home care aides, home health aides, personal care aides, nurses, therapists, and social workers. Oftentimes, home care and home health care are used interchangeably.

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