A group of 14 long-term care facilities cede control of immunization policies to a regional pharmacy, leading to a significant increase in influenza vaccination rates among facility workers.
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.
Cross-training of medical, dental, and psychiatric fellows enhances access to comprehensive care for homeless and formerly homeless older adults.
Providence Mount St. Vincent (known as “The Mount”) developed and implemented a new model for nursing home care in which most residents live in a “neighborhood” of 20 to 23 residents; neighborhoods contain a cluster of private and semiprivate rooms and a large kitchen/dining area that serves as the central gathering spot for meals and activities. The Mount's approach also focuses on giving residents more independence, autonomy, and dignity than in a traditional nursing home, leading to a greater sense of community and a higher quality of life for residents, as well as a better work environment for employees.
THE GREEN HOUSE ® model provides elders with an alternative to nursing homes and traditional assisted living facilities.
Resident-Assisted Montessori Programming (RAMP) is a peer leadership program in which patients in the early stages of dementia are trained to lead group activities with their peers who have more advanced dementia. Using principles of the Montessori learning method, RAMP teaches early-stage patients to use their strengths, such as procedural memory, to engage patients in meaningful social roles.