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Geriatric Emergency Department (GED) Fact Sheet

Geriatric ED programs have been shown to increase patient satisfaction. Avoiding unnecessary hospitalizations is in keeping with the “4Ms Framework” of the growing “Age Friendly Health System” initiative16, specifically “What Matters” to the patient. Older adult patients that received comprehensive geriatric assessment and enhanced transitions of care services reported higher patient satisfaction. To download this… Read more »

Join us at the 2019 Aging in America Conference

Join West Health and Matz, Blancato & Associates live from the 2019 Aging in America conference. This free Summit will explore important aging and policy issues in advance of the 2020 election to ensure policymakers take positive action on behalf of older adults to improve care and lower costs. Monday, April 15, 2019 1:30 – 4:00 p.m…. Read more »

“Aging is Living.” The Couple Working on Several Fronts to Confront a Graying America

BY CAITLIN REILLY The over-65 population is the fastest-growing demographic in America, according to the United States Census Bureau, yet few foundations dedicate themselves to working on behalf of this group. Frustrated with this dynamic, Gary and Mary West are pursuing community-, state- and national-level change through their foundation, research institute and policy center. The… Read more »

Mount Sinai: Transport PLUS

In accordance with the Institute’s vision for proactive, opportunistic and care delivered in place, Transport PLUS seeks to improve care transitions for older adults discharged from the ED and hospital. Specially-trained emergency medical technicians (EMTs) who are already transporting older adults home from the ED or hospital added two interventions to their services: 1) a… Read more »

Mount Sinai: Hospital at Home and Rehabilitation at Home services using existing Medicare-reimbursable services: Opportunities, Costs, Gaps and Contingencies

Hospital at Home (HaH) programs provide seniors and other at-risk patients with home-based care better matched to their wishes and needs, while also providing a lower cost alternative to hospitalizations. Numerous conditions common to older adults including treatment of exacerbations of chronic diseases have been effectively treated in the comfort and safety of the home… Read more »