Comprehensive, Multilingual Social Services Program Brings Valuable Support to the Elderly, Disabled, and Those With Limited English Proficiency
Bi-Lingual International Assistant Services provides psychotherapy, counseling, social support, and citizenship assistance services to frail and disabled elderly who speak little or no English and have no other means of accessing such services.
Health Literacy Tutoring Program Enhances Access to Culturally Appropriate Education, Increases Knowledge and Skills Among Health Profession Students and Elder Immigrants
A health literacy tutoring program enhances access to culturally appropriate health education for elder immigrants and increases knowledge and skills among students and elders.
Medical "Extensivists" Care for High-Acuity Patients Across Settings, Leading to Reduced Hospital Use
A Medicare Advantage plan uses employed "extensivists" who perform traditional hospitalist functions for a smaller-than-average caseload of patients, and then continue to follow and care for these patients after discharge until their condition becomes stabilized, leading to low length of stay and fewer readmissions.
Multidisciplinary Team Brings Palliative Care to Rural Patients, Leading to Improved Symptom Management and High Levels of Satisfaction
A palliative care program brings holistic physical, spiritual, and psychosocial support and care to patients in rural areas in their setting of choice, leading to improved symptom management and high levels of patient and provider satisfaction.
Nurse-Managed Facility in Home-Like Setting Helps Residents With Dementia Maintain Function, Avoid Falls and Disruptive Behaviors
Liberty Country Living, a long-term care facility for people with dementia, offered nurse-managed care in a home-like setting, with a focus on supporting residents' capabilities. The facility had a high ratio of staff to residents and promoted social interaction, ambulation, and continence. The program helped residents stay ambulatory, maintain continence, avoid weight loss, avoid falls and disruptive behaviors, and reduce psychotropic medication use. After 5 years of operation, Liberty closed abruptly due to changes in State regulations.
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Universal ICU Decolonization: An Enhanced Protocol
The Universal Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Decolonization protocol combines a comprehensive implementation readiness assessment with scientific rationale and training tools for implementation of a universal decolonization strategy to reduce methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and bloodstream infections in adults.
Step Up to Stop Falls Toolkit™
This toolkit contains a variety of fall prevention resources for older adults and the caregivers and health care professionals who work with them.
GRACE Interdisciplinary Team Suggestions
The GRACE (Geriatric Resources for Assessment and Care of Elders) Interdisciplinary Team Suggestions guide health care providers as they develop and implement individualized care plans for low-income seniors to improve quality of care.
Improving Patient Safety in Long-Term Care Facilities: Training Modules
The Improving Patient Safety in Long-Term Care Facilities: Training Modules materials are intended for use in training frontline personnel in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities.
Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Finder
This tool will help Medicare beneficiaries learn more about the new Medicare prescription drug coverage and enable them to find and compare prescription drug plans that meet their personal needs.