New findings from DispatchHealth suggest in-home care model may offer respite to family caregivers.

DENVER—DispatchHealth has published findings from a case study assessing caregiver fatigue within the hospital-at-home model, and they suggest that in-home hospital alternative care may alleviate, not exacerbate, caregiver stress.

"Our research offers new perspectives on caregiver fatigue, comparing home-based care with traditional facility-based care, and underscores the potential benefits of the hospital-at-home model for caregivers," said DispatchHealth co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer Kevin Riddleberger. ,

In a nation where millions of caregivers confront serious emotional and physical burdens, the issue at hand is far from trivial. Research indicates that nearly 60% of caregivers experience high stress levels.

According to the study, in-home care was perceived as less stressful by the majority of caregivers. Caregivers also felt more informed about the patient's daily care plan during in-home care.

To learn more about the findings and methodology and gain deeper insights into the caregiver experience, access the complete study at:

"Our strategy elevates caregivers from supportive roles to pivotal partners, thereby catalyzing enhanced outcomes for all stakeholders," said Dr. Patrick Kneeland, vice president of medical affairs at DispatchHealth. 

The hospital-at-home approach is more than just a substitute for conventional care; it represents a significant change in recognizing the typically ignored difficulties some caregivers encounter.

"Incorporating caregivers as essential partners in our treatment process enhances their involvement and boosts the effectiveness of health results," Kneeland said.