• CoronaCoronavirus (COVID-19) Resources

    In an effort to support our members with the most updated information on COVID-19 we developed this resource page to easily access current CDC information and other resources to assist you professionally and personally.

    We will continue to update this page with more information as it becomes available and welcome your input as we navigate through this situation. As health care professionals it is our job to educate our patients and families on prevention and the what to do if someone is symptomatic.

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  • 2020 GAPNA Pharmacology Conference: Contemporary Pharmacology and Prescribing in Older AdultsGAPNA Pharmacology Conference:
    Contemporary Pharmacology and Prescribing in Older Adults

    Rescheduled, so you won't miss a thing! Find out what to do next!

    April 20-24, 2021, Honolulu, Hawaii

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  • 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, 2020.

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

    "Safety and Utility of Cannabis in the Elderly"

    (session captured at the GAPNA 2018 Annual Conference)


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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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