Resources, Training, Tools

ElevatingHome has identified tools, training programs, and reference material to support home-based care organizations in developing effective programs that move home care towards the Quadruple Aim: improved health of people and communities, added value, and satisfied patients and providers. 

Use the links in the table of contents here navigate to specific types of resources - or browse the page to identify topics of interest. Most resources also include tools and training information and we recommend you start with Resources. Visit  'additional' for more information.

Table of Contents to Home Health And Hospice Best Practice Resources

Resource Links: For All Patients

Resource Links: Hospice and Palliative Care

Caregiver Support
Cognitive Changes 
Community Resources
Disaster preparedness
Dyspnea Assessment and Management
Falls Prevention
Functional Status Assessment and Improvement
Immunizations - Flu and Pneumonia
Medication Reconciliation & Management
Pain Assessment and Management
Palliative Care – End of Life Continuum
Patient Education
Patient Engagement and Health Literacy
Readmissions/ Transitions of Care
Risk Assessment
Hospice Care Initiation
Pain Assessment and Management
Palliative Care – End of Life Continuum
Palliative Care Program Development
Patient Engagement in Palliative and Hospice
Caregiver Support
Hospice Quality Measurement
Spiritual Needs
Symptom Management in Hospice
Treatment Preferences in Hospice

Resource Links: Clinical Conditions

Resource Links: High Performance Agency

Depression Screening
Heart Failure
Joint Replacement- VTE prevention
Pressure Ulcers
Quality and Reliability Improvement
Quality Reporting Requirements (see policy links)
Patient Experience
Patient Reported Outcomes
SBAR Communications
Value-based Purchasing

Links to Policy and Performance Reporting

Home Health Quality Reporting Program
Hospice Quality Reporting Requirements

For All Patients

Caregiver Support Cognitive Changes - Assessment and Management Community Resources Disaster Preparedness Dyspnea  Falls Prevention Functional Status Assessment and Improvement Immunizations Medication Management and Reconciliation Pain Assessment and Management Patient Engagement and Health Literacy Readmission Prevention / Transitions of Care Risk Assessment

Clinical Interventions

COPD Depression Screening and Management Heart Failure  VTE After Joint Replacement Pressure Ulcer Treatment and Prevention
High Performing Agencies
Quality Improvement and Reliability Value-Based Purchasing Patient Education Patient Experience Patient-Reported Outcomes
  • NIH PROMIS The Patient Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System tools measure what patients are able to do and how they feel by asking questions. 
Hospice and Palliative Care

Hospice Care Initiation Palliative Care/End of Life Palliative Care Program Development Patient Engagement in Hospice and Palliative Care  Spiritual Needs  Hospice Symptom Management Hospice Treatment Preferences

Policy and Performance Reporting Requirements and Concepts

Home Health Quality Requirements and Reporting Hospice Quality Requirements and Reporting Palliative Care Quality Measures
Page last updated August 2019