Activities of daily living

Innovations

Community-Based Health Coaches and Care Coordinators Reduce Readmissions Using Information Technology To Identify and Support At-Risk Medicare Patients After Discharge 03/23/14

Supported by mobile technology, trained health coaches at Elder Services of Merrimack Valley (an Area Agency on Aging in Northeastern Massachusetts) visit recently discharged Medicare patients in...

State–Federal Program Provides Capitated Payments to Plans Serving Those Eligible for Medicare and Medicaid, Leading to Better Access to Care and Less Hospital and Nursing Home Use 03/13/13

Under the Minnesota Senior Health Options program, participating health plans receive a capitated fee to deliver and coordinate acute, primary, and long-term care as well as social services to...

Patients With Crohn's Disease Report Symptoms and Behaviors Through Computer Applications, Leading to Better Self-Management and Provider–Patient Communication 02/06/13

In a 9-month pilot test of two tablet-based disease management applications, adults with moderate to severe Crohn's disease tracked nine different types of “observations of daily living”—cues...

Physician Practices Use Software-Facilitated System to Complete Medicare Annual Wellness Visit, Improving Preventive Care and Generating High Satisfaction 09/21/12

Primary care physician practices use a comprehensive system (facilitated by software) to encourage Medicare patients to schedule the Annual Wellness Visit and to facilitate completion of and...

Agency Enhances Access to Culturally Competent Home Care by Providing Trained Aides to Asian American Seniors With Limited English Proficiency 12/27/11

Penn Asian Senior Services, Inc. trains and places culturally competent certified nurse aides and home health aides to provide home health services to frail, elderly Asian Americans who have...

QualityTools

Practical Oral Care for People With Developmental Disabilities 03/19/08

This series of publications equips dental professionals in the community with the basic information they need to deliver quality oral health care to people with special needs. This tool includes a guide for caregivers, which provides steps to...

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