• 2019 Senior Report Senior Report: Older Americans have more options for home care, but still struggling.

    The United Health Foundation has released results of a sweeping new study benchmarking the health of older adults. The America's Health Rankings® Senior Report was created in partnership with GAPNA to improve the health of America's seniors.

    The data will help advanced practice nurses and other providers deliver quality care.

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  • 38th Annual GAPNA Conference

    October 3-5, 2019 at the Paris Hotel, Las Vegas, NV.

    Focused education; lasting connections, networking, free access to the GAPNA Online Library.

    Earn up to 22 contact hours (including pre-conference workshops).

    Get more information and register now!

  • AwardCall for Excellence Award Nominations

    The awards are: Emerging Chapter Award, Established Chapter Excellence Award, Special Interest Group Excellence Award, Excellence in Clinical Practice Award, Excellence in Community Service Award, Excellence in Education Award, Excellence in Leadership Award, and Excellence in Research Award.

    The nominations are tallied in July and the winners are announced every year during the Awards Celebration at the GAPNA Annual Conference.

    Now is the time to nominate a colleague or yourself - DEADLINE is June 1, 2019.

    Get started... nominate today!

  • FREE continuing education credit is available for the following session:

    "Contemporary Heart Failure Management"

    (session captured at the GAPNA 2018 Annual Conference)

    For May/June 2019 - Get Your Free CNE Now!

  • AwardNew for GAPNA members: MCM Education

    GAPNA has partnered with a MCM Education to offer a series of CNE programs available to GAPNA members. "Alzheimer’s Disease Today and Tomorrow: Optimal Treatment and Collaborative Care," is the first program offered.

    What are the state-of-the-art strategies for managing the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease? How can the multidisciplinary team work together to ensure timely intervention and optimal outcomes?

    Find out about it!

  • Meet the Candidates for the 2019-2020 BOD!
    The time to vote is right now: May 6 - 31, 2019!

    Please take a moment to read about this year’s candidates and why they feel they should be chosen for the position noted.


Guidance for Elderly Cancer Survivors

Among elderly cancer survivors in 2011 who were covered by Medicare only, less than 25% reported their doctor had discussed in detail their need to make lifestyle changes after treatment.

Two-thirds of cancer survivors between the ages of 18 and 64 reported their health care providers discussed their followup care in detail.

A little more than half of the survivors in families with low income reported having a detailed discussion with their health care provider about followup and care after cancer treatment.

Less than half of the elderly survivors with Medicare-only insurance reported having a detailed discussion with their health care provider about followup care.

Among cancer survivors ages 18-64, less than 25% with private insurance reported their health care provider briefly discussed the side effects of the cancer treatment.

Almost half of the elderly with Medicare-only insurance reported their health care providers didn’t discuss their social or emotional needs after the treatment at all.

Less than 25% of elderly survivors with Medicare only reported their doctors discussed in detail the need for them to make lifestyle changes after cancer treatment.

For more info, see Soni (2014). Experiences with health care providers among cancer survivors, U.S. civilian noninstitutionalized population, 2011. Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Statistical Brief #451. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

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