Home care provides health services to individuals in their place of residence in order to promote, maintain or restore health, and to maximize independence, while minimizing the effort of disability or illness. Most agree this is a desirable goal, however the increase in number and complexity of clients in home care programs, as well as rising costs and limited availability of health care professionals, challenges organizations to provide these services.
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