Coordinating Community Care for Seniors

Coordinating Community Care for Seniors Wednesday, May 23, 2012

An increasing number of older adults have physical and mental problems that require assistance with daily living. Most seniors prefer to live independently for as long as possible in their homes. Outreach workers, who know their communities and can connect seniors to available health care and social services, play an important role in helping seniors maintain their independence.

The Featured Innovations describe two programs that provide seniors with care coordination and support, which reduced hospital and nursing home admissions, and a third program that provides care coordination to adults with serious mental illness, which reduced emergency department visits.

The Featured QualityTools provide resources for health care professionals to collaborate with community organizations and to identify services and supports that can be provided at home.

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