Building on prior studies, a team at the Cleveland Clinic Health System (CCHS) implemented a home visit program, called High Risk Transitions in Care (HRTIC), with the goal of reducing 30-day hospital readmissions for discharged patients at high risk for readmission.
CDC introduces their updated antibiotic resistance website, refreshed to better engage and share information on antibiotic resistance (AR) in the United States and around the world.
Translated handbooks are available to order from Medicare.gov or 1-800-MEDICARE
CMS Fact Sheet
Interim guidance for persons who may have 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) to prevent spread in homes and residential communities
Holidays can be meaningful, enriching times for both the person with Alzheimer’s disease and his or her family. Help make holiday visits go more smoothly by preparing guests for what to expect during interactions with the person with Alzheimer’s. Explain to guests that the person with Alzheimer’s disease does not always remember what is expected […]
The CDC provides many informational resources and tools to help older adults and their caregivers prepare for emergencies and disasters.
The National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) developed the Palliative Care: Conversations Matter® campaign to increase the use of palliative care for children and teens living with serious illnesses. The campaign includes materials to assist health care providers in starting and continuing conversations about pediatric palliative care with their patients and patients’ families.
New FREE Continuing Education from MMWR and Medscape for public health officials and clinicians who treat and manage patients with or at risk for HIV infection including infectious disease physicians, hematologists/oncologists, internists, and other physicians; nurses; and pharmacists.
United Hospital Fund (UHF) has released the first in a series of reports, Difficult Decisions About Post-Acute Care and Why They Matter, based on a year-long project to better understand why hospital discharge planning can fall short despite well-intentioned efforts by hospital staff. The report spotlights the many factors that can hinder informed decision-making by patients and their families and limit post-acute care choices.