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.
Hospital–Community Organization Partnership Uses Culturally Competent Community Health Workers To Support Latino Families With Asthmatic Children, Reducing Hospitalizations and Emergency Department Visits
In a partnership between a hospital and four community-based organizations, bilingual community health workers help low-income, predominantly Latino families with asthmatic children better manage the disease, leading to fewer asthma-related symptoms, hospitalizations, emergency department visits, and missed school days.
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.
Provider Training, Standardized Protocol, and Onsite Specialists Improve Diagnosis and Treatment of Depression in Older Adults in Rural Sites
A multifaceted intervention that included education and training, use of a standardized protocol, and designation of an onsite specialist improved the diagnosis and treatment of depression in older adults in rural settings.
Counselor-Led House Calls Reduce Symptoms and Hospitalizations, Improve Quality of Life Among Elders With Depression
Home visits from counselors reduce depression symptoms and hospitalizations, and they improve quality of life among homebound elders with mild depression and adults with epilepsy.
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2008 National Healthcare Quality Report
The 2008 National Healthcare Quality Report (NHQR) is a comprehensive overview of the quality of health care in the United States. The 2008 report focuses on the state of health care quality for a group of 45 core report measures that represent the most important and scientifically credible measures of quality for the Nation.
Best Practice Intervention Tools for Fall Prevention
This Best Practice Intervention Package was designed for use by any home health agency to help prevent falls.
A Guide to Quality in Consumer-Directed Services
This guide is designed to provide States and programs involved in consumer-directed services for individuals with disabilities with a practical handbook on ensuring and improving the quality of services.
Long-Term Care Planning Tool
The Long-Term Care Planning Tool presents users with a series of questions and then calculates their long-term care costs, available services, and financing options. Other resources are also provided to assist users in understanding their long-term care options.
Support and Services at Home (SASH) Evidence-Based Practices Directory
The Support and Services at Home (SASH) model of Vermont brings a caring partnership together to support aging at home. This Directory was developed to aid the SASH programs in developing and revising their Community Healthy Aging Plans (CHAP), a key component of SASH.