HOW ARE HOME HEALTH AGENCIES DIFFERENT FROM BOTH LONG-TERM AND SHORT-TERM FACILITIES?
There are many different types of health care facilities. Your health care organization, an acute-care hospital, is considering an expansion of its operations by partnering and possibly acquiring a long-term acute care (LTAC) hospital and a home health agency. The chief financial officer (CFO) has asked you to perform preliminary research and deliver a presentation to the executive team during its upcoming strategic planning meeting to consider possible alternatives.
Research and describe long-term care facilities, short-term care facilities, and home health providers. Create a PowerPoint presentation of 5 slides discussing the following.
What are the differences between long-term and short-term facilities?
How are home health agencies different from both long-term and short-term facilities?
How does technology impact the delivery of health care services with each of these three types of health care organizations?
Include how technology impacts and allows for more robust home health options for the elderly, or the chronically or terminally ill patient.
What recommendations would you make to help the executive team in its decision-making process?