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  • patient activation measure – MediCaring.org
    colleague Hilarea Amthauer says that coaches use the PAM to talk to patients about their goals once they leave the hospital It might be working in your garden going to your grandson s basketball game or just not going back to the hospital With those goals in mind clinicians can begin to understand just where a patient is and where she d like to be Hayes said it could be that a patient does not have a lot of positive emotion and is not ready to start setting a lot of goals Standard operating procedure is to give everyone sheets of paper lots of instructions and phone numbers It s just useless for someone whose PAM is a Level One Instead patients and clinicians need to establish small goals that can be achieved and that are meaningful in the patient s life From there patients gain the confidence they need to achieve higher activation scores And that Hibbard s research shows can lead to better health and health outcomes She has found that people are more likely to get preventive care screening and immunizations to eat a healthy diet and to exercise regularly Different indicators such as body mass index and cholesterol levels are more likely to be in the normal range Having increased knowledge and confidence is especially important for older patients who have multiple chronic conditions those nurse Elaine Cannon calls the sickest of the sick In her experience as a visiting nurse in Rochester New York Cannon says her role has changed As a nurse it was always a do to type position In coaching you lead the patient to take more ownership of the situation Melissa Wendland of the Finger Lakes Health Systems Agency in upstate New York says that patient activation changes the health care dynamic Patients are being supported in their autonomy They re recognizing their competencies It s a very different approach for health care Danny Sands a physician who founded the Society for Participatory Medicine concurs You have to be a participant in your own health care it s not a spectator sport When patients are more engaged in their health they follow the plan they have better outcomes and everyone is happier Hibbard suggests that those looking to be more engaged try a few simple things Break things down into smaller steps Take a focus on one thing at a time and don t feel overwhelmed by all clinicians are asking you to do Mary Minniti of the Institute for Patient and Family Centered Care suggests that any time you leave a doctor s appointment you should be able to answer three questions What s the problem medically What can I do about it And are there danger signs or things that mean I should get back in contact with you If you can t answer those three questions by the time you leave the office you need to know it s not a failure on your part or the clinician

    Original URL path: http://medicaring.org/tag/patient-activation-measure/ (2016-04-30)
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  • Aging in place with in-kind work – MediCaring.org
    the post office PIC member volunteers also provide home maintenance and handyman services that include fixing leaky faucets changing light bulbs painting cutting the grass and installing home safety equipment such as grab bars railings shower seats and toilet risers PIC s lifeline service provides a personal emergency response e g I ve fallen and I can t get up to help older adults live safely at home providing a sense of security to those living alone and to their families who may live down the street or hundreds or even thousands of miles away And PIC provides advocacy services to help elders resolve issues with others in the community such as utilities and landlords Here s how this little platoon works When PIC members provide a service such as transportation their time is banked in the PIC time exchange like a savings account Though no one who needs a service is denied according to Huston the PIC exchange is based on the premise that everyone has time or talent to contribute even if it s to read a book to an elder with impaired eyesight When a member volunteer performs a task or service for another member he or she earns credit hours that are banked for a later date or donated to another person By sharing skills among a large network of people a community is created the activities of daily living are accomplished and people receiving help feel better because they earned it The result Seniors are able to live at home independently well into later life The fact is most Americans in their bonus years are eager to use their gifts of time talent and treasure including experience not just money to help others or repair that part of the world they can affect Part of PIC s mission is to provide a way to channel that desire in the service of others PIC s virtual retirement community is managed by a small staff Compared to assisted living which can cost as much as 8 000 a month aging in place seniors who require fewer services are served by PIC for less than 60 a month That is an advantage of a little platoon virtual community approach to the growing national problem of longevity an approach invented here in Anne Arundel County Still that 60 has to come from someplace The biggest single slice is earned income from The Boutique located at 6 South Ritchie Highway where people donate upscale used clothing jewelry furniture glassware and other household items All donations and revenues from sales are used to support PIC programs that help older adults remain independent living in their own homes The rest comes from competition for government grants less than 10 percent foundation grants fundraisers and most importantly individual donations from community supporters and stakeholders Partners in Care is a community treasure Not just because it allows people to live out their bonus years at home Not just because it provides opportunities for older

    Original URL path: http://medicaring.org/2012/07/20/aging-in-place-with-in-kind-work/ (2016-04-30)
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  • volunteer bank – MediCaring.org
    Most transportation is for medical services doctors appointments and the like followed by grocery shopping and running errands such as banking and the post office PIC member volunteers also provide home maintenance and handyman services that include fixing leaky faucets changing light bulbs painting cutting the grass and installing home safety equipment such as grab bars railings shower seats and toilet risers PIC s lifeline service provides a personal emergency response e g I ve fallen and I can t get up to help older adults live safely at home providing a sense of security to those living alone and to their families who may live down the street or hundreds or even thousands of miles away And PIC provides advocacy services to help elders resolve issues with others in the community such as utilities and landlords Here s how this little platoon works When PIC members provide a service such as transportation their time is banked in the PIC time exchange like a savings account Though no one who needs a service is denied according to Huston the PIC exchange is based on the premise that everyone has time or talent to contribute even if it s to read a book to an elder with impaired eyesight When a member volunteer performs a task or service for another member he or she earns credit hours that are banked for a later date or donated to another person By sharing skills among a large network of people a community is created the activities of daily living are accomplished and people receiving help feel better because they earned it The result Seniors are able to live at home independently well into later life The fact is most Americans in their bonus years are eager to use their gifts of time talent and treasure including experience not just money to help others or repair that part of the world they can affect Part of PIC s mission is to provide a way to channel that desire in the service of others PIC s virtual retirement community is managed by a small staff Compared to assisted living which can cost as much as 8 000 a month aging in place seniors who require fewer services are served by PIC for less than 60 a month That is an advantage of a little platoon virtual community approach to the growing national problem of longevity an approach invented here in Anne Arundel County Still that 60 has to come from someplace The biggest single slice is earned income from The Boutique located at 6 South Ritchie Highway where people donate upscale used clothing jewelry furniture glassware and other household items All donations and revenues from sales are used to support PIC programs that help older adults remain independent living in their own homes The rest comes from competition for government grants less than 10 percent foundation grants fundraisers and most importantly individual donations from community supporters and stakeholders Partners in Care is a community treasure

    Original URL path: http://medicaring.org/tag/volunteer-bank/ (2016-04-30)
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  • Health Care Reforms Need the Input of Elderly Persons and their Caregivers! – MediCaring.org
    on behalf of their elderly loved ones and themselves and push back on commonplace presumptions as to what matters most at this time of life But those of us who are not right now overwhelmed with care needs need to make it easier for family caregivers to have a voice That s the point of our Agitator s Guide http medicaring org action guides agitators guide We ve drafted up some specific things anyone can do RIGHT NOW to improve the lives of frail elders in your community We are looking for your advice Tell us what possibilities strike you as worthy Try one or two out and let us know how it goes All of us aging persons need to weigh in on this and hit upon some acts that change the power of inertia that is keeping doing what we ve been doing which gets us nowhere If you are or have been a family caregiver to an elderly person weigh in by responding to this blog or writing to email protected what would have helped you most Who could make that happen The time for speaking out is now we risk being overwhelmed with the costs and challenges of elder care as the numbers double We must make services appropriate reliable and efficient Let s try out some avenues and see what works key words eldercare advocacy quality improvement patient engagement Tweet Pin It Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your Comment You may use these HTML tags and attributes a href title abbr title acronym title b blockquote cite cite code del datetime em i q cite s strike strong Name required E mail required URI Get Started How You Can Improve the Lives of Frail Elders and their Families Today New CMS UHF Podcasts on Medication

    Original URL path: http://medicaring.org/2012/03/27/health-care-reforms-need-the-input-of-elderly-persons-and-their-caregivers/ (2016-04-30)
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  • Dr. Joanne Lynn Highlights Project RED to Improve Discharge Planning – MediCaring.org
    processes and offers some free online materials and guidance as well as IT enabled patient transition aids You can read more about the details of the program on its website at http www bu edu fammed projectred And you can listen to Dr Lynn describe it below Key words Care transitions discharge planning health information technology Project RED Tweet Pin It Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your Comment You may use these HTML tags and attributes a href title abbr title acronym title b blockquote cite cite code del datetime em i q cite s strike strong Name required E mail required URI New AARP Factsheet Summarizes Health Care Reform Opportunities that Support Family Caregivers Dr Eric Coleman on Care Transitions 10 27 Webinar MediCaring is a service of the Center for Elder Care and Advanced Illness at Altarum Institute Follow Us To receive our email newsletter send a request to email protected Tweets by medicaring Care Transitions News Ringling Bros circus elephants set for final act Sunday USA TODAY April 29 2016 PMH announces Annette Schnabel as president CEO Bureau County Republican April 29 2016 College baseball Weekend Preview April 29 May 1 NCAA com April 29 2016 AbbVie Doubles Down on M A Bloomberg April 29 2016 Aspen Valley Hospital reaps awards for patient experience Aspen Times April 29 2016 Optimizing care transitions the role of the community pharmacist Dove Medical Press April 26 2016 3 lessons to improve patient care transitions FierceHealthcare April 21 2016 Dave Alfano Launches Caring Transitions of Central Connecticut PR Web press release April 19 2016 Older adults with dementia face increased mortality risk due to care transitions Bel Marra Health April 14 2016 Central Wyoming Caring Transitions Owners Recognized for Pioneer Spirit PR Web press release April 4 2016 Tags advance care

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  • Project RED – MediCaring.org
    its website at http www bu edu fammed projectred And you can listen to Dr Lynn describe it below Key words Care transitions discharge planning health information technology Project RED MediCaring is a service of the Center for Elder Care and Advanced Illness at Altarum Institute Follow Us To receive our email newsletter send a request to email protected Tweets by medicaring Care Transitions News Ringling Bros circus elephants set for final act Sunday USA TODAY April 29 2016 PMH announces Annette Schnabel as president CEO Bureau County Republican April 29 2016 College baseball Weekend Preview April 29 May 1 NCAA com April 29 2016 AbbVie Doubles Down on M A Bloomberg April 29 2016 Aspen Valley Hospital reaps awards for patient experience Aspen Times April 29 2016 Optimizing care transitions the role of the community pharmacist Dove Medical Press April 26 2016 3 lessons to improve patient care transitions FierceHealthcare April 21 2016 Dave Alfano Launches Caring Transitions of Central Connecticut PR Web press release April 19 2016 Older adults with dementia face increased mortality risk due to care transitions Bel Marra Health April 14 2016 Central Wyoming Caring Transitions Owners Recognized for Pioneer Spirit PR Web press release

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  • Dr. Joanne Lynn’s Overview of Approaches that Work to Improve Transitions – MediCaring.org
    how the current system works or does not activating and mobilizing patients and caregivers to take charge of the transition to know what is going on what to expect and how to recognize when things are falling apart and ensuring good information flow among all settings and with patients and caregivers Key Words Care transitions quality improvement process standardization patient activation information flow Tweet Pin It Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your Comment You may use these HTML tags and attributes a href title abbr title acronym title b blockquote cite cite code del datetime em i q cite s strike strong Name required E mail required URI Reducing Readmissions from SNF to Hospital Promising Effort Includes Palliative Care Consults CFMC Bimonthly Care Transitions Program Airs Thursday 10 13 MediCaring is a service of the Center for Elder Care and Advanced Illness at Altarum Institute Follow Us To receive our email newsletter send a request to email protected Tweets by medicaring Care Transitions News Ringling Bros circus elephants set for final act Sunday USA TODAY April 29 2016 PMH announces Annette Schnabel as president CEO Bureau County Republican April 29 2016 College baseball Weekend Preview April 29 May 1 NCAA com April 29 2016 AbbVie Doubles Down on M A Bloomberg April 29 2016 Aspen Valley Hospital reaps awards for patient experience Aspen Times April 29 2016 Optimizing care transitions the role of the community pharmacist Dove Medical Press April 26 2016 3 lessons to improve patient care transitions FierceHealthcare April 21 2016 Dave Alfano Launches Caring Transitions of Central Connecticut PR Web press release April 19 2016 Older adults with dementia face increased mortality risk due to care transitions Bel Marra Health April 14 2016 Central Wyoming Caring Transitions Owners Recognized for Pioneer Spirit PR Web press release April

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  • information flow – MediCaring.org
    to expect and how to recognize when things are falling apart and ensuring good information flow among all settings and with patients and caregivers Key Words Care transitions quality improvement process standardization patient activation information flow MediCaring is a service of the Center for Elder Care and Advanced Illness at Altarum Institute Follow Us To receive our email newsletter send a request to email protected Tweets by medicaring Care Transitions News Ringling Bros circus elephants set for final act Sunday USA TODAY April 29 2016 PMH announces Annette Schnabel as president CEO Bureau County Republican April 29 2016 College baseball Weekend Preview April 29 May 1 NCAA com April 29 2016 AbbVie Doubles Down on M A Bloomberg April 29 2016 Aspen Valley Hospital reaps awards for patient experience Aspen Times April 29 2016 Optimizing care transitions the role of the community pharmacist Dove Medical Press April 26 2016 3 lessons to improve patient care transitions FierceHealthcare April 21 2016 Dave Alfano Launches Caring Transitions of Central Connecticut PR Web press release April 19 2016 Older adults with dementia face increased mortality risk due to care transitions Bel Marra Health April 14 2016 Central Wyoming Caring Transitions Owners Recognized for

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