Fall Prevention Education and Outreach Reduces Injuries and Use of Fall-Related Medical Services Among Community-Dwelling Seniors
The Connecticut Collaboration for Fall Prevention initiative encourages clinicians and other individuals who work with seniors to incorporate assessment and management of the risk of falls into their everyday practices.
Computerized Alerts Do Not Influence Physician Ordering Habits or Improve Clinical Outcomes for Elderly, Hospitalized Patients With Cognitive Impairment
Computerized alerts did not influence physician ordering habits or improve clinical outcomes for elderly, hospitalized patients with cognitive impairment.
Onsite Nurses Manage Care Across Settings to Increase Satisfaction and Reduce Cost for Chronically Ill Seniors
Specially trained nurses work with primary care physicians in their offices to improve the quality and efficiency of care for seniors with multiple chronic illnesses by coordinating care, facilitating transitions in care, and acting as the patient's advocate across health care and social settings.
Individual and Group Support Sessions Enhance Skills and Knowledge, Reduce Burden and Depression for Caregivers of Dementia Patients
Individual and group support enhances the skills and knowledge of those caring for patients with dementia, leading to less caregiver burden and depression and fewer problem behaviors among patients.
Multifaceted Program Featuring Guideline, Training, and Incentives Reduces Prescribing of High-Dose Opioid Therapy in Patients With Chronic Pain
A large health plan's multifaceted program promotes appropriate prescribing and monitoring of opioid therapy for patients with chronic pain not caused by cancer, leading to enhanced physician knowledge and confidence related to prescribing, greater use of care plans and drug screening, and fewer patients on high-dose therapy.
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Cancer Facts for People Over 50
This fact sheet helps adults over 50 learn the warning signs of cancer and provides information about treatment and prevention.
Exercise & Physical Activity: Your Everyday Guide from the National Institute on Aging
This guide, for adults 50 and older, describes the benefits of exercise and physical activity.
Making Your Printed Health Materials Senior Friendly
This tip sheet offers ideas for how to tailor health information so that it fits the needs of older readers.
Talking With Your Older Patient: A Clinician's Handbook
Talking With Your Older Patient: A Clinician’s Handbook introduces physicians, physicians-in-training, and other health care professionals to communication skills essential in caring for older patients and their families.
National Institute on Aging: Health Information
The National Institute on Aging (NIA) provides leadership in aging research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs relevant to aging and older people.