Capitated System Identifies, Screens, and Treats Osteoporosis Risks, Preventing Hip Fractures, Saving Lives, and Reducing Costs
A capitated system proactively identifies, screens, and treats those with or at risk for osteoporosis, leading to a 49 percent decline in hip fractures, more than 350 lives saved each year, and tens of millions of dollars in annual cost savings.
Community Collaborative Improves Accuracy of Medication Lists for Elderly Patients in Outpatient Clinic Setting
Aurora Health Care spearheaded a community-wide medication reconciliation initiative, involving health care consumers, providers, pharmacists, and community stakeholders, to improve the accuracy of elderly patients' medication lists.
Cross-Training of Medical, Dental, and Psychiatric Fellows Enhances Access to Comprehensive Care for Homeless and Formerly Homeless Older Adults
Cross-training of medical, dental, and psychiatric fellows enhances access to comprehensive care for homeless and formerly homeless older adults.
Discharge Education Program Increases Patient Understanding of Treatment and Followup Care
The Patient Safe-D(ischarge) program uses standardized tools to educate patients about their discharge needs, assess their understanding of those needs, and improve medication reconciliation at admission and discharge.
Fall Prevention Program Emphasizes Proactive Identification and Addressing of Risk Factors, Leading to Fewer Falls and Fall-Related Injuries Among Seniors Receiving Home Care
A fall prevention program for seniors who receive home care uses a 12-element assessment tool to identify risk factors for falls and then develops specific interventions designed to reduce these risks; ongoing monitoring of medications and periodic reassessments help to support the effort.
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Educational Resources for Clinical Trials
This Web site offers consumers information and educational resources about participating in clinical research trials.
Eat Better & Move More: A Guidebook for Community Programs
This 36-page guidebook, part of the You Can! Steps to Healthier Aging Campaign, will help community organizations increase the number of older people who stay active and healthy by implementing a simple 12-week nutrition and walking program.
Get a Mammogram: Do It for Yourself, Do It for Your Family
This fact sheet provides women with information about mammograms.
Guide to Long Term Care for Veterans
This guide provides tools and resources for veterans, caregivers and families, and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs providers and staff to explore long-term care options.
Improving Outcomes for an Aging Population: Alzheimer's Treatment in Long-Term Care
This toolkit provides strategies and templates to help long-term care facilities and their clinicians implement projects to enhance the quality of care for elderly residents with Alzheimer’s disease.