Topics Covered 01) The financial and physical toll of healthcare cost in America 02) Americans’ angst over increasing cost and its effects 03) The great disconnect: Americans’ perceptions of quality 04) The future looks bleak unless things change
Overview: Our nation is challenged to provide appropriate and comprehensive healthcare for older Americans, whose ranks are growing daily. Access to high-quality, coordinated health and support services can help them successfully age in place. The Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE®) is the gold standard of person-centered, integrated care that enables Medicare… Read more »
Overview: The Emergency Department (ED) is often the point of entry for seniors into the healthcare system and plays a unique role in setting the trajectory of care for this rapidly growing and often vulnerable segment of the population. ED visits by older adults increased 24.5% from 2001 to 2009, and annually there is nearly… Read more »
In this ACEP Frontline podcast, host Dr. Ryan Stanton and his guests, Drs. Ula Hwang, Michael Malone, and Kevin Biese, wrap up a three-part series on the Geriatric Emergency Department Accreditation (GEDA) program. “How does your institution become a GED?” presents how your ED can become more geriatric-focused, expert advice and pearls, and available resources… Read more »
Addressing the excessive prices of prescription drugs provides the most immediate opportunity for some relief of exorbitant healthcare prices overall.
“A Time for Bold Action” – a video produced by West Health – looks back at our work in 2018 and ahead to the challenges we face in 2019 and beyond. It tells the poignant stories of three seniors facing life-changing crises as a result of America’s opaque and over-priced healthcare system.