April #HomeHealthChat: Home Health’s Role in Caring for People with Alzheimers and Dementia

The April #HomeHealthChat was co-hosted by the LEAD Coalition (@LEAD_Coalition).

The #HomeHealthChat focused on home health’s role in caring for people with Alzheimer’s and dementia.

The Alliance hosts a home health-focused Twitter chat on the fourth Tuesday of every month at 2 pm ET. Be sure to check here for updates on topics, co-hosts, and questions!

If you have topic ideas for future Twitter chats, or are interested in co-hosting a chat, please contact the Alliance’s Director, Policy Communications & Research Jen Schiller here.

Below are some of the highlights from the chat:

Introducing the New “Healthy At Home” Twitter chat

The Alliance for Home Health Quality & Innovation is pleased to introduce our monthly Twitter chat. The “Healthy At Home” monthly Twitter chat intends to bring together various stakeholders in the home health policy community, including home health associations, providers and caregivers, patients and clinicians, and the policymaking community.

We’re excited to engage you in a new conversation about the value that home health care can offer to patients in the U.S. healthcare system.


WHEN: Fourth Tuesday of Each Month, 2pm ET

Next Chat:  Tuesday, July 23rd.  The Partnership for Quality Home Healthcare is our July co-host.  The chat will focus on “Cost-Effective Home Health Care.”

Discussion questions for the chat include:

  1. What makes home healthcare a cost-effective alternative to other settings?
  2. Who benefits most from cost-effective home healthcare?
  3. How would a co-pay affect patients who want to receive care at home?
  4. What types of clinical, medical care can home health professionals offer patients  within their home?
  5. What role can coordinated care play in improving the patient experience and quality of care?



Follow the hashtag #HomeHealthChat at www.twitter.com.



The Alliance will also host a half-hour “How To Twitter Chat” on Thursday, July 18th at 4 pm ET. Use the information below to join the webinar.

Webconference Information

1.  Visit http://fuze.me/20691910;

2.  Call (347) 817-7654 or (800) 844-3988; and

3.  Enter Meeting Number:  20691910

You may also view our handy “How To” Twitter Chat graphic here, which contains all the information to get you connected with the #HomeHealthChat each month.