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Trained Peers Educate and Support Veterans in Self-Management of Hypertension, Leading to Improved Blood Pressure and Weight Loss 9/10/2014
Trained peers educate and support veterans in managing their blood pressure during regularly scheduled monthly meetings at Veterans Service Organizations posts, leading to lower blood pressure, weight loss, and other improvements.
Faith-Based Exercise Program Increased Physical Activity in Older African-American Women 8/27/2014
A faith-based exercise program run through churches increased levels of physical activity and reduced blood pressure and pain levels in older African-American women.
Person-Centered Care for Residents with Dementia Exhibiting Aggressive Behavior Reduces Psychiatric Hospitalizations and Behavior-Related Medications 8/27/2014
A dementia care facility takes a person-centered approach to caring for residents who exhibit challenging, aggressive behavior, leading to less need for psychiatric hospitalizations and behavior-related medications.
Primary Care Physician Communication With Patients at or Soon After Discharge Significantly Reduces Medication Discrepancies 8/27/2014
After being briefed by hospitalists, primary care physicians meet or talk by phone with patients who have complex medication regimens at or soon after discharge, leading to a significant reduction in medication discrepancies.
Adult Daycare Program Offers Nursing and Rehabilitative Services, Leading to Improved State of Mind for Low-Income Elders and Disabled Adults 8/13/2014
Six adult day health centers provide nursing and rehabilitative services, as well as social programs and activities to elders and other vulnerable adults to maintain and/or improve physical, social, and cognitive functioning, thus avoiding the need for placement in a long-term care facility.
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Forming a Community-Based Network: A Handbook 8/13/2014
This handbook provides information on forming a community-based network for community members who wish to become involved in maintaining their elderly neighbors in their homes. It is also for public health and social service agencies, area agencies on aging, and others who recognize the value of community caring and the potential for neighbors to augment the services that they, as agencies, provide.
Guide to Long Term Care for Veterans 4/9/2014
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.
Center for Healthy Aging: Resource Library 2/26/2014
This library of resources for community-based organizations provides materials to help develop and implement evidence-based programs to promote healthy lives for older adults.
State Policy Toolkit for Advancing Fall Prevention 2/26/2014
The State Policy Toolkit for Advancing Fall Prevention is designed to give State and local coalitions the strategies, tools, and resources to prevent falls among older adults.
Participant Experience Survey: Elderly/Disabled (E/D) Version 12/18/2013
This survey solicits feedback from elderly and disabled program participants about the services and supports they receive under the Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services waiver program.

Last updated: September 10, 2014.