Developing a health interview tool for Medicaid home and community-based services clients and home care aides through a community-engaged approach

Rebecca Emily Johnson*, Laura Diaz, Lara Boyken, Gustavo Saberbein, Beverly Rogers, Pauline Smith, Lillybeth Rodriguez, Margaret K Danilovich

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Abstract

We describe a community-engaged approach to develop and pilot a home care aide (HCA) administered health interview with Medicaid Home and Community-based Services clients. Stakeholders identified five priority health topics and selected a card sorting methodology for interviews. A barrier to interviewing clients was decreased communication skills among HCAs, and we modified health interview training to include communication training. Stakeholders reported the interview methodology was feasible within usual care, acceptable to clients, and contributed to increased knowledge on providing person-centered care. Stakeholder engagement resulted in valuable insights regarding the health interview methodology and relevant training needs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-13
Number of pages13
JournalHome Health Care Services Quarterly
Volume38
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2 2019

Keywords

  • Home and community-based services
  • care preferences
  • communication
  • home care aides
  • older adults

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Policy
  • Community and Home Care
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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