Community Services for Seniors
Community Services for Seniors Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Senior citizens want to live independently as long as possible. However, their ability to manage daily tasks is diminished by falls, fractures, and disability associated with chronic conditions and modifiable risk factors. Home- and community-based services for seniors can improve their health and prevent further decline.
The featured Innovations describe an in-home physical therapy program and a senior center self-management and coaching program that improved overall functioning of seniors.
The featured QualityTools offer health care professionals, community planners, and family caregivers practical tools to help seniors stay in their homes and communities.
Also in This Issue:
- Crisis Management Simulation Course Receives Positive Reviews, Enhances Communication and Teamwork Among Labor and Delivery Practitioners During Crises
- Time Management Program Helps Substance Abuse Facility Residents With Co-Occurring Disorders Improve Skills Required for Community Reentry
- Rehearsing Team Care for Relatively Rare Obstetric Emergencies Leads to Improved Outcomes
- Statewide Initiative Focuses on Early Diagnosis, Care Team Activation, and Patient Transfer, Leading to More Timely Treatment for Heart Attack Patients
- Intensive Case Management Aids Parents With Co-Occurring Disorders and Their Children, Leading to Healthy Families
- Nursing Interventions Among Surgical Patients Eliminate Stage 3 and 4 Pressure Ulcers and Reduce Incidence of Other Pressure Ulcers
- Nurse-Managed Facility in Home-Like Setting Helps Residents With Dementia Maintain Function, Avoid Falls and Disruptive Behaviors