• 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.

     

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

    "Dementia Management Update"

    (session captured at the GAPNA 2018 Annual Conference)


    For September/October 2019 - Get Your Free CNE Now!

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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