• 2020 GAPNA Pharmacology Conference: Contemporary Pharmacology and Prescribing in Older AdultsJoin us at the 2020 GAPNA Pharmacology Conference:
    Contemporary Pharmacology and Prescribing in Older Adults

    April 14-18, 2020, Honolulu, HI.

    Earn up to 18 CNE hours.

     

    Find out more about it and REGISTER today!

  • AwardNew for GAPNA members: MCM Education

    GAPNA has partnered with a MCM Education to offer an ongoing series of CNE programs available to GAPNA members. "Diagnosing and Managing Parkinson’s Disease in Older Adults," is the latest program offered.

    Parkinson’s disease (PD) is characterized by both motor and nonmotor symptoms. It is diagnosed based on the presence of two of four motor symptoms including rest tremor, bradykinesia, rigidity, and gait imbalance...

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  • ConventionCALL FOR: Podium and Poster Abstracts

    For the 38th GAPNA Annual Conference
    at the Hyatt Regency
    New Orleans, LA, September 24-26, 2020

    GAPNA members are invited to submit an abstract about their innovative work, that should enrich the APRN's knowledge and/or enhance the care of an older adult.

    Find out more info and deadline dates

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

    "Update in Chronic Kidney Disease Management and Prescribing"

    (session captured at the GAPNA 2018 Annual Conference)


    For January/February 2020 - Get Your Free CNE Now!

  • Online CEThe Best of 2019!

    A LIVE rebroadcast event featuring 5 of GAPNA's Best CE sessions from 2019

    January 21, 2020 from 11:30 am - 5:15 pm EST

    $39 for GAPNA Members $59 for Non-Members

     

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Patient-Centered Medical Homes Improve Patient Experience and Quality of Care for Seniors

Older patients who received primary care at a patient-centered medical home (PCMH) reported significantly better experiences in shared decision making a year later, and in coordination of care and access to care both 12 and 24 months later than did similar patients at two control clinics, according to researchers.

Researchers found clinical quality on 22 measures improved for patients over 65 years old over baseline for the PCMH at 12 and 24 months, but did not differ significantly between the pilot clinic and the 19 control clinics.

PCMH patients used more e-mail, phone, and specialist visits, but fewer emergency services and inpatient admissions for ambulatory care-sensitive conditions. At 1 and 2 years, the PCMH and control clinics did not differ significantly in overall costs.

See details are in Fishman et al. (2012). Impact on seniors of the patient-centered medical home: Evidence from a pilot study. The Gerontologist, 52(5), 703-711. doi:10.1093/geront/gnr158

 

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