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Revista da Escola de Enfermagem da USP
On-line version ISSN 1980-220X
MARQUES, Giselda Quintana and FREITAS, Ivani Bueno de Almeida. Pilot-experience in home care: bedridden aged patients of a Basic Health Unit, Porto Alegre, Brazil. Rev. esc. enferm. USP [online]. 2009, vol.43, n.4, pp. 825-832. ISSN 1980-220X. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0080-62342009000400013.
The objectives of this study were to describe the development of a pilot-project in home care to bedridden aged patients at a Basic Health Unit, and identify demographic, social and health aspects of these patients, as well as relevant aspects reported by the health team that implemented the home care. The study had descriptive and evaluative characteristics. The patients' enrollment forms and health records and the project's records were analyzed. The pilot-experience permitted to develop the team's skills, in addition to being enriching and of great responsibility for the professionals and caregivers involved. The results indicated the need for continuous home care and adjustments in its organization with the purpose of increasing the areas for health care and improving the population's quality of life.
Keywords : Nursing care; Aged; Home Care Services.