Today Mount Sinai announces Palliative Care at Home, a program to care for seriously ill patients in the comfort and safety of their own homes, while avoiding unnecessary hospitalizations.Read more
A new paper defines the key practical steps that can be taken before, during, and after surgery to reduce patients’ risk of developing delirium and related problems that have long-term implications for brain health. Due to their unique role in perioperative care, physician anesthesiologists are ideally suited to lead multidisciplinary teams to implement these recommendations devoted to ensuring safety for all patients.Read more
The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced today that the agency had approved a waiver allowing Mount Sinai Health System to enroll a broader group of Medicare patients into its Hospitalization at Home (HaH) program. The move is a game changer as hospitals in New York City brace for a continued increase in COVID-19 cases.
The Rutgers School of Public Health has launched a Population Aging Concentration within the Department of Health Behavior, Society, and Policy.Read more
As the Rush Center for Excellence in Aging continues its commitment to improving the health of older adults, others are taking notice. Rush was designated a Center of Excellence Behavioral Health Disparities in Older Adults by the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.Read more
After Rush University Medical Center was designated as an Age-Friendly Health System, the American Hospital Association developed a case study that took a deep dive into the Rush Center for Excellence in Aging and its successful impact on older adult health care.Read more
With senior citizens making up nearly 20% of West Virginia’s population, one WVU student has committed her career to helping them transition from skilled nursing facilities back into the community.Read more
After years of progress, geriatrician Sharon Inouye worries that hard-won best practices for reducing delirium risk are getting lost in the turmoil of COVID-19 care.Read more