Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

The Utilization of a Web-Based Internet Application to Improve Access and Efficiency of In-Home Care Services Provided by Personal Care Aides
by Pestano, Aimee C., M.S., California State University, Long Beach, 2017, 53; 10602684
Abstract (Summary)

The elderly population in the United States is steadily rising. In 2050, studies show that the number of Americans who are aged 65 years and over will reach approximately 83.7 million. This will result in an increase in healthcare costs due to chronic illnesses and comorbidities associated with the aging process. This paper presents how the utilization of technology can improve access in providing in-home care to the elderly population with the use of a web-based application system. Obtaining in-home care services for the elderly population through a user-friendly app offers fast and readily available service when needed. Providing care at home positively affects the longevity and well-being of the aging population by giving them a greater sense of independence and security. Personal care aides are able to identify, report, and possibly prevent medical emergencies and accidents that are common to the aging population.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Reynolds, Grace
Commitee: Gotz, Cindy, Sinay, Tony
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Health Care Administration
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 57/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Information Technology, Health care management
Keywords: Caregiver, Caregiving, In-home care services, Personal care aides
Publication Number: 10602684
ISBN: 978-0-355-31850-0
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