Older adults have unique health needs and characteristics compared with the rest of the population.  Seniors are much more likely to have multiple chronic conditions, hospital admissions and readmissions, and emergency room usage. Additionally, participants in Administration on Aging programs, on average, take 10 or more prescription drugs on a daily basis.

Building Complex Care Programs: A Roadmap for States

January 4, 2018

States pursuing the three-part aim of improved health, high quality care, and reduced costs often start with programs for complex care populations. These programs target high-need, high-cost Medicaid enrollees who are the most frequent users of costly sites of care, such as emergency departments and inpatient settings, but whose needs are often best met in… Read more »

Better Care Playbook

January 4, 2018

The Better Care Playbook is part of an effort led by The Peterson Center, The Commonwealth Fund, The John A. Hartford Foundation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and The SCAN Foundation to offer you the latest information and resources on how to provide better care for people with complex needs. The rapidly evolving policy and… Read more »

Strengthening Medicaid Long-Term Services and Supports in an Evolving Policy Environment: A Toolkit for States

January 4, 2018

The Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS) and Manatt Health has developed a new toolkit that provides a targeted menu of long-term services and supports (LTSS) reform strategies adopted by state innovators that may be replicated by other states. The toolkit identifies concrete policy strategies, operational steps, and federal and state authorities that states have… Read more »

Patterns of Collaboration among Health Care and Social Services Providers in Communities with Lower Health Care Utilization and Costs

December 12, 2017

Many older adults have complex health problems that are exacerbated by non-medical problems such as unsafe housing, poor nutrition, lack of transportation, and isolation. Increasingly, health care providers are trying to address these social issues in addition to treating medical conditions. Commonwealth Fund–supported researchers explored how providers coordinate with local social services organizations and identified… Read more »

ASPEN 2017 Conference: Nutrition for Patient Care—Real World Perspective

August 9, 2017

This video presentation by Dr. Correia discusses the current state of consensus in nutrition intervention guidelines and protocols, and then highlights institutional success in implementation of a nutrition-focused Quality Improvement Program (QIP). The QIP is associated with improvement of several important clinical outcomes, including a reduction in both length of stay and 30-day readmissions in… Read more »

Food Insecurity, Chronic Disease, and Health Among Working-Age Adults

August 17, 2017

In this report, this report examines the relationship between food security and health as measured by 10 chronic conditions identified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as particularly worthy of research because of their prevalence, cost, morbidity, and preventability. We focus on the role of food security as a predictor of health… Read more »

Addressing a Patient’s Social Needs: An Emerging Business Case for Provider Investment

July 25, 2017

Despite growing evidence documenting the impact of social factors on health, providers have rarely addressed patients’ social needs in clinical settings. But today, changes in the health care landscape are catapulting social determinants of health from an academic topic to an on-the-ground reality for providers, with public and private payers holding providers accountable for patients’… Read more »

Toolkit: Hunger in Older Adults (Challenges and Opportunities for the Aging Network)

April 14, 2017

This webinar showcased the newly released Hunger in Older Adults: Challenges and Opportunities for the Aging Network report. This report reviewed the variety of food assistance programs and how leaders and advocates in the aging, nutrition, hunger sectors can work collaboratively to more effectively address the needs of vulnerable seniors..   In this training, participants… Read more »

Webinar: New Guidance on Addressing Hunger in Older Adults

February 8, 2017

Join Meals on Wheels America on Thursday, February 16 at 3:30 p.m. ET to learn more about the newly released Hunger in Older Adults report that seeks to increase the understanding of a variety of food assistance programs that can work in combination to more effectively address the needs of vulnerable seniors. Date: February 16,… Read more »

Malnutrition Resource Page – GSA

February 8, 2017

The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) has established itself as a convener of multi-stakeholder collaborations in the field of aging; these include the National Adult Vaccination Program, the Communicating Effectively with Older Adults: What Really Works online training module series, and such initiatives as OTC Medication Behaviors of Older Adults; OTC Sleep Aids and Sleep… Read more »

Certificate of Training in Adult Malnutrition – Abbott Nutrition Health Institute

February 8, 2017

Abbott Nutrition Health Institute is committed to being a knowledge center and a conduit for the exchange of ideas focused on innovative nutrition solutions and education approaches. We are dedicated to helping healthcare professionals improve patient outcomes and enhance the health of people worldwide. The Certificate of Training in Adult Malnutrition is not a certification… Read more »

Malnutrition Resource Page – AND

February 8, 2017

Registered dietitian nutritionists (RDNs) rely on evidence-based resources to provide safe and competent care to their clients and patients. This section serves as a hub for RDNs to locate credible resources to use in their practice and share with patients.With this resource listing, RDNs, and other advocates and practitioners, have the opportunity to be at… Read more »