Elderly Health

Elderly Health Wednesday, November 25, 2009

The elderly (age 65 and over) have complex health and social needs. Almost 75 percent of the elderly have at least one chronic illness, while roughly one-half have at least two. Many elderly patients take multiple medications, with some taking as many as 10 on a daily basis.

The featured innovations describe programs that focus on improving care coordination, influenza and pneumonia vaccination rates, and nursing home quality.

The featured QualityTools offer a range of practical resources that complement the featured innovations.

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