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Patient-Centered Medical Homes and the Care of Older Adults

Patient-Centered Medical Homes (PCMHs) are a new care delivery model that is uniquely positioned to provide outstanding care for older adults by embracing approaches to care that are whole person-oriented, coordinated, and comprehensive, with an emphasis on safety and quality of care. In focusing on their older patients, PCMHs can achieve their goals of great patient care to their most vulnerable populations AND succeed in the emerging value-based payment health care environment.

This paper, produced by The John A. Hartford Foundation Change AGEnts Initiative, provides a roadmap to guide primary care practices in how to enhance care to older, complex patients and their families. Among other topics, the paper highlights the integral role community-based organizations (CBOs) can have working in conjunction with PCMHs to maintain the independence and quality of life of older adults.

 

Patient-Centered Medical Homes and the Care of Older Adults