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Delirium in the Older Emergency Department Patient

This Change Package and Toolkit were created by Dr. Inouye and staff at the Marcus Institute of Aging Research and the Hospital Elder Life Program, with assistance from the Gary and Mary West Health Institute, as part of a research project to improve delirium recognition, prevention, and management in the ED setting and to pilot test the Change Package and Toolkit in three EDs.

Older Adults’ Experience of Virtual Care: Action Steps to Increase Access and Equity

Older Adults’ Experience of Virtual Care: Action Steps to Increase Access and Equity was created as a partnership between West Health and USofCare. This playbook offers learnings and lessons for healthcare providers and policymakers from older adults’ experiences of virtual health care during the pandemic, featuring case studies from Geisinger, Medically Home, Gary and Mary West… Read more »

A Practical Guide to Implementing a Home-Based Palliative Care Program

As the US population continues to age, home-based palliative care will become increasingly  important to ensure community-dwelling seniors with serious illness are able to receive high-quality care that addresses their medical and psychosocial needs – all while maximizing doctor-patient continuity and supporting shared decision making. This guide shares vital next steps to advance healthcare and… Read more »

Three Ways to Lower Healthcare Costs

The Health Savers Initiative is a project of West Health, the Committee for the Responsible Federal Budget (CRFB), and Arnold Ventures, which identifies bold and concrete policy options to make healthcare more affordable for the federal government, businesses, and households. The purpose of the Health Savers Initiative is to develop policy-ready options that will lower… Read more »

A national survey of caregiver’s own experiences and perceptions of U.S. health care system when addressing their health and caring for an older adult

BMC Health Services Research Published: January 29, 2021 Authors: Jill C. Slaboda | Sandalh H. Nelson | Zia Agha | Gregory J. Norman  Background Caregiving is a demanding role that can negatively impact a person’s health and well-being. As such, adequate access to health care is important for maintaining the family caregiver’s own personal health…. Read more »