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The United States’ healthcare system is a moving target topic: it’s consistently in the political crosshairs and it’s a complex landscape—hard for most everyone to grasp, including people who specialize in and work in the aging services network. But at ASA we have expert members weighing in on a regular basis about what’s going on with the Affordable Care Act, and what’s the latest when it comes to Medicare, Medicaid and those who are dually eligible for both. How are people working to fix transitions between hospital and home? How can we help elders manage their medications? Where are all the new doctors and nurses for our burgeoning aging populace going to come from? How can our country handle the expected number of people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias? The issues of aging, and how elders will be cared for are huge, and we have a wealth of material on them—constantly updated material, as befits the fluidity of the subject

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Online Learning: ASA members have free access to all web seminars. 

Healthcare and Aging NetworkThe Healthcare and Aging (HAN) is a professional community of individuals and organizations working to promote innovative, high-quality approaches to meeting the healthcare needs of older adults. The network facilitates information exchange and collaboration among policymakers, researchers and service providers.

 

Preliminary Results Indicate Central Texas ADRC Program is Helping Reduce Readmissions

posted 06.15.2011
This article is brought to you by the Editorial Board of ASA’s Healthcare & Aging Network (HAN) By Kip Brown The Central Texas Aging and Disability Resource Center’s care transitions program has made great strides since it began as a partnership with Scott & White Hospital in Temple, Tex., a teaching hospital with the goal of improving their discharge planning processes. ...

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Swallowing: Don’t Wait for an Emergency

posted 06.15.2011
This article is brought to you by the Editorial Board of ASA’s Healthcare & Aging Network (HAN) by Roya Sayadi and Joel Herskowitz More Information Swallow Safely: How Swallowing Problems Threaten the Elderly and Others. A Caregiver's Guide to Recognition, Treatment, and Prevention by Roya Sayadi, Ph.D., CCC-SLP and Joel Herskowitz, M.D. (Natick, Massachusettes; Inside/...

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New Health Reform Places Added Emphasis on Care Transitions

posted 06.15.2011
This article is brought to you by the Editorial Board of ASA’s Healthcare & Aging Network (HAN) by Kip Brown The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) puts a new focus on helping individuals avoid rehospitalization by coordinating transitions between different settings. Provisions in the act that promote care transitions initiatives include: Community-based care tra...

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New Approaches to Care Transitions Hold Great Promise

posted 06.15.2011
This article is brought to you by the Editorial Board of ASA’s Healthcare & Aging Network (HAN) Five Questions for Care Transitions Expert and Leader Dr. Eric Coleman, Creator of the Care Transitions Intervention (CTI) by Kip Brown Dr. Eric Coleman is associate professor of medicine at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and both a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical ...

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Evidence-Based Care Transitions and Care Coordination Models Reveal New Momentum after Health Reform

posted 06.15.2011
This article is brought to you by the Editorial Board of ASA’s Healthcare & Aging Network (HAN) By Kip Brown The federal government is dramatically increasing its efforts to reduce unnecessary rehospitalizations. In March 2010, Congress passed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) which, among many provisions to improve health systems, includes provisions to encourag...

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Depression

posted 06.15.2011
This article is brought to you by the Editorial Board of ASA’s Forum on Religion, Spirituality & Aging (FORSA) by Tom Swift Reverend Tom Swift Continues the Transition of a Lifetime The Reverend Tom Swift—hospice chaplain, writer, advocate for ALS awareness and research, father of two daughters and friend to many—was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s disease (AL...

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Fear, Discrimination and Abuse: Transgender Elders and the Perils of Long-Term Care

posted 06.14.2011

Editor’s Note: This article appears in the March–April, 2011, issue of Aging Today, ASA’s bi-monthly newspaper covering advances in research, practice and policy nationwide. ASA members receive Aging Today as a member benefit; non-members may purchase subscriptions at our online store


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Patient/Doctor Communication

Event Date: 
11.16.2011 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Time Zone: 
(GMT-06:00) Central Time
Short Description: 

Learn the importance of older adults having strong communication with their healthcare providers. This web seminar includes FREE CEUs.

Full Description: 

Learn the importance of older adults having strong communication with their healthcare providers, as well as the various legal forms and documents needed to assure one’s medical wishes will be met.

Senior Care Pharmacists in the Community Setting: Reducing Medication Risks and Improving Safe Medication Use

Event Date: 
08.25.2011 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Time Zone: 
(GMT-06:00) Central Time
Short Description: 

This web seminar focuses on community-based involvement of senior care pharmacists with the older adult client & the aging network professional.

Full Description: 

This web seminar focuses on community-based involvement of senior care pharmacists with both the older adult client and the aging network professional. Ways that a senior care pharmacist can work directly with older adults through individual medication consultations and use of specific screening tools will be covered. Benefits from the perspective of the senior service provider will be included, as well as tips and resources for identifying potential high-risk older adults.

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