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Elder Care: A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: The ABCDs of Medicare

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Date Posted: 
12/31/1969
Date Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
12/31/1969
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Estimated time to complete: 
1
Abstract: 

"The ABCDs of Medicare" is one of a continuing series of practical, evidence based, Provider Fact Sheets which summarize key geriatric topics and provide clinically useful assessments and interventions. Initially developed for remote, rural clinical sites, they are useful for students and health care professionals from many fields and across a very broad range of health care settings.

Educational objectives: 

After reading this issue of Elder Care, you should be able to:

  1. Explain what each of the four parts of Medicare (A,B,C,D) covers
  2. List three differences between a Medicare Advantage plan and original Medicare
  3. Explain what is meant by the “donut hole”
Publications from, presentations from, and/or citations to this product: 

The Elder Care provider sheets are occasionally published in the Arizona Geriatrics Society Journal, which is published twice yearly.

Nelson, D. and Medina-Walpole, A. (2010, December), Elder care provider fact sheets. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 58(12), 2414-2415. Also available online.

Date posted: 
Mon, 03/25/2019
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Mon, 03/11/2019
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:



Suggested Citation:
Elder Care: A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: The ABCDs of Medicare. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2019 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/255

Elder Care: A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Canes

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Date Posted: 
12/31/1969
Date Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
12/31/1969
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Estimated time to complete: 
1
Abstract: 

Canes is one of a continuing series of practical, evidence based, Provider Fact Sheets which summarize key geriatric topics and provide clinically useful assessments and interventions. Initially developed for remote, rural clinical sites, they are useful for students and health care professionals from many fields and across a very broad range of health care settings.

Educational objectives: 

After reading this issue of Elder Care, you should be able to…

  1. List the three main types of canes
  2. State which type of cane us best for patients who need the cane to support weight
  3. State the elbow flexion and length for a properly fitted cane
Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

Subscribers to POGOe are free to reprint Elder Care on their own stationery or in other publications without obtaining specific permission, so long as

  1. content is not changed,
  2. no one is charged a fee to use or read the publication,
  3. authors and their affiliated institutions are noted without change, and
  4. the reprint includes the following statement: “Reprinted courtesy of the Arizona Reynolds Program of Applied Geriatrics and the Arizona Geriatric Education Center."

For more information on this series, go to http://www.reynolds.med.arizona.edu/html/ElderCare.html.

Publications from, presentations from, and/or citations to this product: 

The Elder Care provider sheets are occasionally published in the Arizona Geriatrics Society Journal, which is published twice yearly.

Date posted: 
Thu, 03/01/2018
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Tue, 03/06/2018
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:



Suggested Citation:
and . Elder Care: A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Canes. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2018 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/255

Prescription for Safety and Well Being: Home Modifications

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Date Posted: 
12/31/1969
Date Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
12/31/1969
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Estimated time to complete: 
1
Abstract: 

  This one hour video lecture with accompanying PowerPoint slides decribes possible home modifications for older adults and ways older adults can stay safe in thier homes. The target audience is Interdisciplinary Health Care Professionals.

Educational objectives: 

 List home modifications that promote safety for older adults in the home.

Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

Please note: The speaker was caught in traffic so the first 9 minutes of presentation are Q&A with Dr. James Powers about home and safety modifications from a MD perspective. This material is from the Geriatrics and Gerontology Interest Groups (GGIG) of Vanderbilt University

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Date posted: 
Wed, 05/22/2013
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Wed, 05/22/2013
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:



Suggested Citation:
Prescription for Safety and Well Being: Home Modifications. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2013 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/255

Elder Care: A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Improving Communication with Older Patients

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Date Posted: 
12/31/1969
Date Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
12/31/1969
Product Information
Estimated time to complete: 
1
Abstract: 

Improving Communication with Older Patients is one of a continuing series of practical, evidence based, Provider Fact Sheets which summarize key geriatric topics and provide clinically useful assessments and interventions. Initially developed for remote, rural clinical sites, they are useful for students and health care professionals from many fields and across a very broad range of health care settings.

Educational objectives: 

After reading this issue of Elder Care, you should be able to…

  1. Identify three problems that contribute to miscommunication between clinicians and older adults
  2. Describe the effect of those three problems on communication with older adults
  3.  Recommend approaches to avoid those three problems..
Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

Subscribers to POGOe are free to reprint Elder Care on their own stationery or in other publications without obtaining specific permission, so long as

  1. content is not changed,
  2. no one is charged a fee to use or read the publication,
  3. authors and their affiliated institutions are noted without change, and
  4. the reprint includes the following statement: “Reprinted courtesy of the Arizona Reynolds Program of Applied Geriatrics and the Arizona Geriatric Education Center."

Elder Care Provider Sheets can also be accessed at http://www.reynolds.med.arizona.edu/EduProducts/ElderCareProviderSheets.cfm.

Publications from, presentations from, and/or citations to this product: 

The Elder Care provider sheets are occasionally published in the Arizona Geriatrics Society Journal, which is published twice yearly.

Date posted: 
Tue, 08/14/2012
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Tue, 03/06/2018
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:



Suggested Citation:
Elder Care: A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Improving Communication with Older Patients. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2012 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/255

Elder Care: A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Nocturia in Older Adults

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Date Posted: 
12/31/1969
Date Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
12/31/1969
Product Information
Estimated time to complete: 
1
Abstract: 

Nocturia In Older Adults is one of a continuing series of practical, evidence based, Provider Fact Sheets which summarize key geriatric topics and provide clinically useful assessments and interventions. Initially developed for remote, rural clinical sites, they are useful for students and health care professionals from many fields and across a very broad range of health care settings.

Educational objectives: 

After reading this issue of Elder Care, you should be able to…

  1. State how many episodes of voiding per night are considered abnormal (ie, diagnostic of nocturia).
  2. Describe the non-pharmacologic approaches to treatment that are recommended for patients with nocturia.
  3. List medications that can be used for treating nocturia.
Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

Subscribers to POGOe are free to reprint Elder Care on their own stationery or in other publications without obtaining specific permission, so long as

  1. content is not changed,
  2. no one is charged a fee to use or read the publication,
  3. authors and their affiliated institutions are noted without change, and
  4. the reprint includes the following statement: “Reprinted courtesy of the Arizona Reynolds Program of Applied Geriatrics and the Arizona Geriatric Education Center."
 
Publications from, presentations from, and/or citations to this product: 

The Elder Care provider sheets are occasionally published in the Arizona Geriatrics Society Journal, which is published twice yearly.

Nelson, D. and Medina-Walpole, A. (2010, December), Elder care provider fact sheets. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 58(12), 2414-2415. Also available online.       

Date posted: 
Thu, 11/30/2017
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Thu, 03/01/2018
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:



Suggested Citation:
and . Elder Care: A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Nocturia in Older Adults. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2017 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/255

Aging Tsunami

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Date Posted: 
12/31/1969
Date Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
12/31/1969
Product Information
Estimated time to complete: 
1
Abstract: 

The Aging Tsunami lecture details the reasoning behind the importance of geriatric and palliative education to the future of health care. It describes the statistics on the aging population in the United States and globally, and identifies changes that the older adult population presents to health care systems and health care professionals. It also explains why geriatric and palliative medicine is a growing medical career path.

Educational objectives: 

On completion, the learner will be able to:

  • Identify trends that will challenge geriatric health care professionals now and in the future
  • List some important areas of focus for future geriatric health care professionals 
Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

Speaker notes are provided as a separate document.

This product was reviewed by UT Health.

Publications from, presentations from, and/or citations to this product: 

Ostwald, S.K. (2009, September), Preparing for the Aging Tsunami. International Geriatric and Gerontological Nursing Conference, Huadong Hospital, Fudan University, Shanghai, China. (invited keynote presentation) 

Date posted: 
Mon, 06/03/2013
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Mon, 06/03/2013
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:



Suggested Citation:
Aging Tsunami. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2013 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/255

Improving Antipsychotic Appropriateness in Dementia Patients

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Date Posted: 
12/31/1969
Date Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
12/31/1969
Other Intended Learner Audiences: 
Product Information
Estimated time to complete: 
2
Abstract: 

This website includes information and resources to help clinicians, providers, and consumers better understand how to manage problem behaviors and psychosis in people with dementia using evidence-based approaches. This includes brief lectures, written content, quick reference guides for clinicians and providers, and information for families or patients on the risks and benefits of antipsychotics for people with dementia (a.k.a. Alzheimer’s disease and others). You can also request laminated quick reference guides to use in your practice, which can help you put the strategies you learn about into action.

Educational objectives: 
On completion, the learner will be able to:
  1. List appropriate initial assessments to help determine the causes of problem behaviors or psychosis in dementia.
  2. Apply non-drug strategies to manage problem behaviors or psychosis in dementia.
  3. Assess delirium signs and symptoms using a delirium screening tool.
  4. Determine when an antipsychotic might be appropriate or inappropriate in a person with dementia, depending on symptoms and the type of dementia.
  5. Select an optimal antipsychotic for a patient with dementia based on efficacy, side effects, and patient comorbidities.
  6. Recognize antipsychotic side effects in a person with dementia.
  7. Discuss the risks and benefits of antipsychotics with patients and families using a shared decision making information sheet as a guide.
Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

This program is supported by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (R18 HS19355-01).

The quick reference guides were reviewed by healthcare practitioners and direct care providers during development. The family guide was reviewed by the New Readers of Iowa and Alzheimer's Association support group participants.

Viewing the videos requires a broadband Internet connection, sound capability, and one of the following supported browsers, with JavaScript enabled:

  • Internet Explorer 7 or later on Windows with Flash version 11.1 or later
  • Chrome 15 or later, Firefox 8 or later, or Opera 10.5 or later on Windows
  • Firefox 8 or later, or Safari 5 or later on Mac OS X
  • iPad 1 or later

Viewing and printing the products and the evidence-based reviews requires Adobe Reader.

Publications from, presentations from, and/or citations to this product: 
  1. Carnahan R, Gryzlak B, Weckmann M, Kelly M, Reist J, Smith M, Lenoch S, Daly J, Levy B, Seydel L, Schultz S. Decisional aides to train non-psychiatrists in evidence based use of antipsychotics in dementia. Poster presented at the College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists Annual Meeting, Tampa, FL; April 29-May 2, 2012. 
  2. Carnahan R, Abrams MA, Weckmann M, Savage B, Daly J, Kelly M, Levy B, Mulhausen P, Reist J, Seydel L, Smith M, Raether R, Abrams E, Holland R, Schultz S. Development of a reader-friendly patient and family guide to facilitate shared decision making on antipsychotic use in dementia. Presented at the Health Literacy Iowa and New Readers of Iowa Conference, Des Moines, IA; April 13-14, 2012.
  3. Carnahan R, Gryzlak B, Weckmann M, Kelly M, Reist J, Smith M, Lenoch S, Daly J, Levy B, Seydel L, Uhlenkamp L, Schultz S. Decisional aides to train non-psychiatrists in evidence based use of antipsychotics in dementia. Poster presented at the American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living Quality Symposium, Houston, TX; Feb 23-24, 2012.
  4. Weckmann M, Daly J, Gryzlak B, Kelly M, Lenoch S, Levy B, Reist J, Schultz S, Seydel L, Smith M, Carnahan R. Decisional aides to train non-psychiatrists in evidence based use of antipsychotics in dementia. Poster presented at the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine Annual Meeting. Phoenix, AZ; November 16-20, 2011.

This product has also been the subject of oral presentations at the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry 2012 annual meeting, the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists 2011 annual meeting, and a number of regional, state, and local conferences.

 

Date posted: 
Mon, 08/27/2012
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Thu, 03/01/2018
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:



Suggested Citation:
, , , , , , , , and . Improving Antipsychotic Appropriateness in Dementia Patients. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2012 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/255

Elder Care: A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Dealing with Overweight and Obesity in Non-Frail Older Adults

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Date Posted: 
12/31/1969
Date Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
12/31/1969
Product Information
Estimated time to complete: 
1
Abstract: 

Dealing with Overweight and Obesity in Non-Frail Older Adults is one of a continuing series of practical, evidence based, Provider Fact Sheets which summarize key geriatric topics and provide clinically useful assessments and interventions. Initially developed for remote, rural clinical sites, they are useful for students and health care professionals from many fields and across a very broad range of healthcare settings.

Educational objectives: 

After reading this issue of Elder Care, you should be able to…

  1. Identify the best measurements for assessing overweight and obesity in older adults.
  2. State how much exercise is generally needed by overweight older adults to achieve weight loss
  3. Explain whether or not bariatric surgery is ever appropriate for obese older adults
Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

Subscribers to POGOe are free to reprint Elder Care on their own stationery or in other publications without obtaining specific permission, so long as

  1. content is not changed,
  2. no one is charged a fee to use or read the publication,
  3. authors and their affiliated institutions are noted without change, and
  4. the reprint includes the following statement: “Reprinted courtesy of the Arizona Reynolds Program of Applied Geriatrics and the Arizona Geriatric Education Center."

For more information on this series, go to http://www.reynolds.med.arizona.edu/EduProducts/El...

Publications from, presentations from, and/or citations to this product: 

The Elder Care provider sheets are occasionally published in the Arizona Geriatrics Society Journal, which is published twice yearly.

Date posted: 
Mon, 01/28/2019
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Tue, 03/06/2018
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:



Suggested Citation:
, and . Elder Care: A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Dealing with Overweight and Obesity in Non-Frail Older Adults. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2019 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/255

Elder Care: A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Resilience in Aging

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Date Posted: 
12/31/1969
Date Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
12/31/1969
Product Information
Estimated time to complete: 
1
Abstract: 

Resilience in Aging is one of a continuing series of practical, evidence based, Provider Fact Sheets which summarize key geriatric topics and provide clinically useful assessments and interventions. Initially developed for remote, rural clinical sites, they are useful for students and health care professionals from many fields and across a very broad range of health care settings.

Educational objectives: 

After reading this issue of Elder Care, you should be able to…

  1. Define resilience in aging.
  2. Name the three hallmarks of resilience in aging
  3. Identify questions that you can ask patients to assess their resilience
Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

Subscribers to POGOe are free to reprint Elder Care on their own stationery or in other publications without obtaining specific permission, so long as 

  1. content is not changed,
  2. no one is charged a fee to use or read the publication,
  3. authors and their affiliated institutions are noted without change, and
  4. the reprint includes the following statement: “Reprinted courtesy of the Arizona Reynolds Program of Applied Geriatrics and the Arizona Geriatric Education Center."

For more information on this series, go to http://www.reynolds.med.arizona.edu/EduProducts/El...

Publications from, presentations from, and/or citations to this product: 

The Elder Care provider sheets are occasionally published in the Arizona Geriatrics Society Journal, which is published twice yearly.

Date posted: 
Fri, 06/30/2017
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Fri, 06/30/2017
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:



Suggested Citation:
, and . Elder Care: A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Resilience in Aging. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2017 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/255

Interprofessional Geriatric Oncology 3: The Older Adult Oncology Patient and Nutrition

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Date Posted: 
12/31/1969
Date Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
12/31/1969
Other Intended Learner Audiences: 
Other Learning Resource Type: 
Product Information
Estimated time to complete: 
1
Abstract: 

Nutrition for the older adult with cancer needs to be assessed in a comprehensive manner to promote quality of life. An interprofessional approach should be used for nutrition management. This module examines nutrition in the older adult with cancer in regards to nutritional assessment, risk factors, proper oral care, tips and support in managing nutrition effectively.

Educational objectives: 

Upon completion of this module, the participant will be able to:

  • Utilize oral and nutritional assessments.
  • Describe the goals of nutritional therapy during chemotherapy.
  • Discuss physiologic conditions related to nutrition in the older adult with cancer.
  • Recognize the effect of these conditions on the nutritional status of the patient.
  • Identify nutritional needs and dietary preferences.
  • Discuss nutritional supplements.
  • Understand the benefits/drawbacks of nutrition and hydration at the end of life.
  • State pharmacologic interventions and vitamin and mineral supplements for end of life care.
Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

Technical Requirements and Notes:

This learning module uses Adobe Flash media and may require you to add a browser "plug-in" in order to display properly. Most computers already have this free plug-in installed. But, if yours does not, it is very easy to download and install. Try the module first because the software is "smart" enough to detect the Flash player. If the module doesn't begin, you will be automatically prompted to download the plug-in.

The module contains links to external websites which will open in a new browser window. Your browser's back button will not return to the module, so these new windows should be closed.

In order to track your progress, you must create an account and fill out a brief demographic profile. Once the profile has been created, you can log directly into the course.

Date posted: 
Fri, 09/28/2012
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Fri, 09/28/2012
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:



Suggested Citation:
, and . Interprofessional Geriatric Oncology 3: The Older Adult Oncology Patient and Nutrition. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2012 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/255

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