More News about Grantees and Staff
Monday, Apr 20, 2015
In February, AcademyHealth convened a group of researchers, policymakers, and practitioners to discuss what is known about the quality of home- and community-based services (HCBS), how to define and measure HCBS quality, and how defined measures might be used to improve quality. A summary of this meeting was recently published and is available on the AcademyHealth website.
Friday, Apr 10, 2015
The American Geriatric Society (AGS) and AARP has launched a new resource at the start of National Minority Health Month for older Chinese Americans that will help individuals of this minority group better understand and drive their own well-being. Developed by AGS with support from AARP, “Chinese American Older Adults: A Guide to Managing Your Health” is a free resource that highlights the most common health concerns in the Chinese American older adult community and ways that they can talk to healthcare providers about addressing them proactively.
Thursday, Apr 9, 2015
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is requesting nominations to fill eleven upcoming vacancies on the Advisory Committee on Interdisciplinary, Community-Based Linkages (ACICBL).
Wednesday, Apr 8, 2015
The 'Improving the Care of Long-Term Care Facility Residents with Infections' course, which is part of the AntiBiotic Stewardship in Long-Term Care Environment (ABLE) Program is designed for healthcare providers, particularly nursing staff, who want to improve the care of older adults with suspected infections. The overall theme of the education is antibiotic stewardship. The course consists of six 30-minute computer modules offered through CourseSites and is self-paced.
Tuesday, Apr 7, 2015
In a recent New York Times op-ed piece, Mary Ersek wrote about 'Transforming Nursing Home Care" and the state of nursing homes currently along with efforts to improve services to older adults in these settings. With the growing demand for nursing homes, it is crucial that nursing homes are making the effort to transform institutional long-term care. Underlying such efforts are the principles of palliative care: maximizing comfort and pleasure rather than cure or rehabilitation and providing care that is consistent with residents’ and families’ preferences.
Friday, Apr 3, 2015
The FrameWorks Institute recently released the results of their "ReFraming Aging" Project on its website along with presentations from a webinar that discussed the findings of the project. Funding for the initiative has been provided by AARP, the Archstone Foundation, the Atlantic Philanthropies, the John A. Hartford Foundation, the Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, the Retirement Research Foundation, and the Rose Community Foundation.
Thursday, Mar 19, 2015
The Eldercare Workforce Alliance recently announced Amy York, a veteran health and labor advocate, as its new Executive Director. York joins the Alliance from the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago, where she advocated on a wide range of issues, including Medicaid, Medicare, caregiving, the Older Americans Act, and other issues surrounding aging.
Wednesday, Mar 18, 2015
The John A. Hartford Foundation Board of Trustees has approved five grants totaling $4.73 million for projects that will lead to improved health for older adults through leadership development, advocacy, a study of health information technology, and the dissemination of two models of geriatric care focused on hospital delirium and nursing homes.