This stunning book of portraits, profiles, and documentary photographs takes readers to the heart of a quiet revolution happening in health care today. In the U.S., some 12 million people require some form of home health care, with costs surpassing $72.2 billion.
Yet the impact of home health care remains a hidden story.
To bring this project to fruition, designer and photographer Jan C. Almquist and writer Ann de Forest traveled to the homes of both patients and their caregivers, to create 24 intimate portraits of what happens when healing takes place in the comfort and dignity of familiar surroundings. We are deeply proud of the result, which provides an unprecedented glimpse inside home health care, across a spectrum of settings.
The book, with its beautiful photography, profiles patients of all ages and their compassionate professional caregivers, to capture the mutual devotion that defines their relationships. Most importantly, perhaps, the stories illustrate a quiet revolution taking place, as 12 million people in the U.S. receive home health care today, marking a return to a more personal approach that was once the standard of care.