Geriatrics

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...

Nurse Case Managers Offer Low-Resource Transitional Care Services, Reducing Readmissions for At-Risk, Community-Dwelling Veterans in Remote Areas 01/25/13

Nurse case managers at a Veterans Affairs hospital use defined protocols to provide inhospital counseling and advocacy and post-discharge, telephone-based support to at-risk, community-dwelling...

Interdisciplinary Teams Perform Daily Reviews of Real-Time Information to Identify and Address Risk Factors in Older Inpatients 09/05/11

As part of Aurora Health Care's Acute Care for Elders program, each system hospital generates a spreadsheet that tracks, for all patients ages 65 and older, real-time risk factors for functional...

Skilled Nursing Facility Uses Standardized Assessments, Palliative Care Consults, and Root-Cause Analysis to Reduce Readmissions and Improve Staff Morale 05/09/11

The recuperative services unit within Hebrew SeniorLife's rehabilitation center provides short-term, skilled nursing care to patients requiring rehabilitation services after an acute hospital stay...

Telemedicine Consultations With Emergency Department Physicians Reduce Unnecessary Transfers of Nursing Home Residents in Rural Areas 04/30/11

Georgia Health Sciences University and the Georgia Partnership for Telehealth operate a telemedicine program in collaboration with 10 skilled nursing homes in five rural communities, with the goal...

QualityTools

Improving Antipsychotic Appropriateness in Dementia Patients (IA-ADAPT) 01/14/14

This Web site includes information and resources to help clinicians, providers, and consumers better understand how to manage problem behaviors and psychosis in people with dementia using evidence-based approaches. It includes brief lectures,...

Guide to Long Term Care for Veterans 07/29/13

This guide provides tools and resources for veterans, caregivers and families, and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) providers and staff to explore long-term care options. The guide includes information about home- and community-based...

Always Events® Toolbox 12/08/11

This toolbox contains tools and strategies to assist health care professionals in implementing Always Events ® initiatives and meeting their patient- and family-centered care goals. Always Events ® are defined as “those...

Person-Directed Care Toolkit 09/03/09

TMF Health Quality Institute developed this toolkit to help nursing home staff move from an institutional care model to a more individualized care model. It includes educational materials, change ideas, and much more to facilitate this culture...

Restraint Toolkit 09/03/09

TMF Health Quality Institute has developed this toolkit to help nursing home staff limit the use of physical restraints.

Some of the resources included are:

  • Restraint-free days tool
  • Side rail utilization...

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