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Home Health Aides’ Increased Role in Supporting Older Veterans and Primary Healthcare Teams During COVID-19: A Qualitative Analysis

Journal Article Person-Centered Care
June 1, 2022

This article explored the role of home health aides for veterans during the pandemic. To view the original source, click here.

Key Takeaways

Aides were the eyes and ears of the health care team during the pandemic, as they were some of the only people to see veterans in person during the height of the pandemic.
Aides' tasks and roles increased for veterans; they became closely involved in care coordination and ensuring veterans were connected to virtual doctors' appointments and with loved ones.
Aides became critical connections in helping veterans manage their anxiety, social isolation, and other mental health challenges during the pandemic.

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