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Generations article on how community-based organizations can prevent, identify, and manage malnutrition and malnutrition risk PLEASE VIEW THE FULL JOURNAL HERE
A retrospective analysis of Medicare claims was used to study emergency department (ED) dispositions, specifically evaluating inpatient admissions compared with home health referrals.
The most common conditions among geriatric frequent users include diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease, congestive heart failure and blockage or damage to veins or arteries, according to new research in Annals of Emergency Medicine.
Malnutrition poses a significant threat to the health, well-being, and independence of older adults. As this population continues to grow in the United States, greater efforts are needed to prevent and address malnutrition where individuals live and manage their health: in their homes and communities.
Gregory J. Norman*, Amy J. Wade, Andrea M. Morris and Jill C. Slaboda Abstract Background: Medically complex vulnerable older adults often face social challenges that affect compliance with their medical care plans, and thus require home and community-based services (HCBS). This study describes how non-medical social needs of homebound older adults are assessed and addressed… Read more »
This guide, made possible by the West Health Policy Center, describes considerations for states seeking to adopt VBP models for home- and community-based services in Medicaid managed long-term services and supports (MLTSS) programs. It examines approaches used by five states — Minnesota, New York, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia — for promoting high-quality MLTSS programs while simultaneously supporting the ability of Medicaid beneficiaries who need LTSS to live in their communities.
The Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) provides medical care and long-term
services and supports (LTSS) to more than 45,000 adults age 55 and older in the United
States who meet a nursing facility level of care.
The West Health Healthcare Costs Innovation Summit Calls for Bold Actions to Curb Unsustainable Growth