While many think patient engagement is simply having the ability to text with patients or their family caregivers, that’s an undersell of what it truly is—or what it has the potential to be and do for home-based care organizations.
Patient engagement in home health and hospice is a fundamental shift that reflects a patient-centered approach. At its core, patient engagement is about involving individuals in their own care within the comforts of their home, empowering them to actively participate in decisions about their health and well-being.
It’s a collaborative relationship between patients, caregivers and healthcare providers, fostering open communication, trust, and shared decision-making. This translates to equipping patients with the knowledge, tools, and support to take an active role in their care journey. This includes setting health goals, adhering to care plans, and understanding their medical conditions.