Title

Geriatrics Models of Care: Bringing 'Best Practice' to an Aging America

Aurora Affiliations

Senior Services

Abstract

This book describes geriatrics practice models that are used to guide the care of older adults, allowing seniors to remain at home, prevent functional disability and preserve quality of life. The models include specific interventions which are performed by health care workers to address the needs of older persons and their caregivers. These models respect patient values, consider patient safety and appreciate psychosocial needs as well. Divided into six parts that discuss hospital-based models of care, transitions from hospital to home, outpatient-based models of care and emergency department models of care, this text addresses the needs of vulnerable patients and the community.

Document Type

Book

Book Chapter/Book Details

Springer International Publishing Switzerland; 2015.