Dementia must be the organizing principle of care
The National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care in Nursing Homes (the National Partnership) is committed to improving the quality of care for individuals with dementia, living in nursing homes. The National Partnership has a mission to deliver health care that is person-centered, comprehensive and interdisciplinary with a specific focus on protecting residents from being prescribed antipsychotic medications unless there is a valid, clinical indication and a systematic process to evaluate each individual’s need.
Below is a list of dementia care resources broken down into several categories. Click on the associated link to access a specific category of resources:
Diagnosis and staging
- Geriatric Physical Exam
- Geriatric Prescribing Guidelines and Medications Review
- Geriatric Syndromes
- Frailty, Falls, Incontinence, Pressure Ulcers, Sleep Disorders
- Proactive Care
- Personalized Care Planning
- Exercises for older adults
- Thorny Issues
- Elder abuse assessment, Tough Conversations, Alcohol Assessment, Hoarding in late life, Driving
STOPP/START guide for identifying potentially inapropriate prescribing and suitable alternatives
WA Alzheimer’s and Related Behaviors state plan
WA State Bree Collaborative dementia recommendations for healthcare provideers
WA Dementia Action Colaborative
- care coordination
Driving with Dementia. Assessment Tool Kit for Clinicians.
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CAREGIVER ASSESSMENT TOOLS
Portal of Geriatric Online Education
Create a free account: http://www.pogoe.org
Although many geriatric prognostic indices have been published, they may be difficult for busy clinicians to remember and use. The goal of ePrognosis ( www.eprognosis.org ) is to be a repository of validated geriatric prognostic indices for application in clinical and educational settings. The prognostic indices used in ePrognosis are derived from a systematic review of the literature, published by our group in JAMA January 11, 2011. ePrognosis offers a tutorial on how to use prognositic indicators in older adults. It also helps clinicians sort through quality issues of each index through it's use of a novel sorting algorithm. This algorithm uses set criteria to sort the indices by accuracy, generalizability, bias, usability, and clinical efficacy.
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