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George Demiris
Faculty

George Demiris

Penn Integrates Knowledge University Professor
Mary Ersek
Faculty

Mary Ersek

Killebrew-Censits Chair in Undergraduate Education
Christine K. Bradway
Faculty

Christine K. Bradway

Associate Professor of Gerontological Nursing
Pamela Z. Cacchione
Faculty

Pamela Z. Cacchione

Ralston House Endowed Term Chair in Gerontological Nursing

News:

Penn Nursing Think Tank: A National Conversation is Essential to Addressing Challenging Needs of an Aging Population

Over forty percent of all older adults in the United States are living with four or more chronic illnesses, receive care from a fragmented health care system, and are struggling with rising costs and uneven quality. To confront this national crisis, more than fifty health system leaders, policy makers, innovators, and scholars convened last week to identify actionable recommendations designed to transform care delivery for older adults with complex health and social needs and support their family caregivers.

Penn Nursing Think Tank: A National Conversation is Essential to Addressing Challenging Needs of an Aging Population

Over forty percent of all older adults in the United States are living with four or more chronic illnesses, receive care from a fragmented health care system, and are struggling with rising costs and uneven quality. To confront this national crisis, more than fifty health system leaders, policy makers, innovators, and scholars convened last week to identify actionable recommendations designed to transform care delivery for older adults with complex health and social needs and support their family caregivers.

Core Elements Identified for Successful Transitions in Care for Older Adults with Dementia

For older adults with multiple chronic conditions and complex care requirements, transitioning between levels of care and across care settings is common. It is well understood that high-quality transitional care is important for both the well-being of the older adult and for family caregivers. While there has been an increased focus on person-centered models of care transition for cognitively intact older adults from hospital to home, little is known about the core elements of successful transitions in care specifically for persons with dementia.