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APPTA Policy Rounds: Coordinated Aging in Place Services [CAPS] with integrated Primary Health Care
January 31 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Date: January 31, 2024 at 1:00-1:30 pm ET
Speaker: Paula Pickard, RN BN, Regional Manager Chronic Disease, Horizon Health Network
Description: The ability of older adults to age safely at home is influenced by factors such as chronic conditions and frailty. Chronic conditions are persistent, life-limiting health issues with no cure, while frailty is not a normal aspect of aging and hinders daily functioning. These factors can result in decreased physical function, heightened safety risks, increased hospital admissions, and diminished quality of life for older adults. To address these challenges, there is a growing focus on community-based primary health care (PHC) services. This summary introduces recent research on an integrated PHC service called Coordinated Aging in Place Services (CAPS), designed to support community-dwelling older adults at risk of frailty or chronic conditions. The webinar discusses participant experiences, theoretical conclusions, practical recommendations, clinical quality improvement findings, and implications for program planners and policymakers in addressing the complex needs of aging individuals.