Nurse-Led Weekly Educational Program for Children Focuses on Physical Activity and Food Choices, Leading to Healthier Behaviors, Lower Body Mass Index
A weekly, hospital-based community program led by nurses that educates children about healthy lifestyle choices related to nutrition and physical activity has led to reductions in body mass index and waist circumference and to increases in physical activity.
Physician Practices Use Software-Facilitated System to Complete Medicare Annual Wellness Visit, Improving Preventive Care and Generating High Satisfaction
Primary care practices use a software-facilitated process to proactively schedule and efficiently complete required components of Medicare’s Annual Wellness Visit and to identify and address care gaps, leading to improvements in the provision of preventive services and high physician and patient satisfaction.
Postdischarge Care Management Integrates Medical and Psychosocial Care of Low-Income Elderly Patients
An interdisciplinary care management program that integrates medical and social care for low-income elderly patients with chronic illnesses reduces care costs and improves self-reported health status.
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.
Recreation "Prescriptions" Increase Use of Free Community Exercise Programs by Low-Income Patients Who Are Overweight or Obese
Physicians working in underserved areas use preprinted "prescription pads" to increase use of free community recreational activities and resources by overweight and obese patients, with the goal of helping them achieve a more healthy weight.
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Fall TIPS (Tailoring Interventions for Patient Safety)
This Web site provides information and tools related to a 2-year study that is currently underway in the Partners Healthcare System (PHS), entitled Fall TIPS (Tailoring Interventions for Patient Safety). The study aims to prevent patient falls in hospitals by identifying better ways to communicate information about a patient's risk for falls, and working with patients and family members to put a plan in place to prevent falls.
Worksite Wellness Toolkit
The Healthy Arkansas Toolkit was created for businesses and organizations to begin or expand worksite wellness programs.
A Guide to Group Visits for Chronic Conditions Affected by Overweight and Obesity
This guide provides physicians with detailed information and instructions for conducting group medical visits for patients with chronic conditions affected by overweight and obesity.
Assessing Your Risk for Falls
This fact sheet for patients provides information about the increased risk for falls for individuals suffering from neurological and general conditions.
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.