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How to Choose a Home Care Provider: A Consumer Guide (NAHC)
Comprehensive online booklet includes information on what home care is, who provides home care, types of services provided, how to select the right provider, accrediting agencies, locating home care services, what to do if a problem develops, and payment concerns, among other topics. [1996]

Home Care for Cancer Patients (National Cancer Institute)
Describes home care services, discusses financial assistance for home care, and provides information on organizations offering home care services. [6/03]

Respiratory Home Health Care (American Association for Respiratory Care)
AARC's website,, offers suggestions on how to get the greatest benefit from respiratory home care, addressing safety, infection control and patient involvement issues. For further information on oxygen therapy, see AARC's "Home Oxygen Therapy." [5/05]

Transitional Care Planning Information (National Cancer Institute)
Discusses the issues involved in planning for transitional care - the care needed when moving from one to another stage of disease, level of care, and/or care facility as the disease becomes better or worse. Describes transitional care, assessment, and care options. Patient and health professional versions available. [6/05]

Domiciliary Chemotherapy with Gemcitabine is Safe and Acceptable to NSCLC Patients: Results of a Feasibility Study (PubMed)
Reports the results of a study to investigate the feasibility and acceptability of administering single-agent gemcitabine to patients with advanced NSCLC in their own homes. Both patients and caregivers reported positively on the use of domiciliary gemcitabine and preferred it over hospital administration. Further studies investigating this approach are warranted. [12/03]


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