This toolkit by the Eldercare Workforce Alliance was published to help those interested in starting a statewide coalition focused on the workforce that cares for the aging population. The toolkit includes: The Issues, Retooling Recommendations and Strategy, and State Coalition Toolkit. These include step by step instructions to carry out this formation of a statewide coalition with examples from the North Carolina Eldercare Workforce Coalition.
The Other Side of the Stop Sign: How We’re Working to Keep Residents Safe and Healthy During COVID-19
This video (10:33 minutes) created by the Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine discusses COVID-19 in older adult residents and how these facilities had to change their policies to keep the residents safe and healthy. It also discusses COVID-19 information and the actions they are taking to slow the spread the disease.
This video (15:11 minutes) created by the Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine discusses COVID-19 and how the steps nursing homes are taking are slowing the spread of the virus by interviewing Dr. Sarah Howd, University of Rochester Medical Center and Assisted Care Medical Director. This video also interviews Dr. Charles Crecelius, a medical director for post-acute care, about how nursing home and assisted living residents' experiences may differ due to COVID-19. Finally, the video interviews Dr.
This newsletter from the Geronotological Society of America provides an overview of linkages between oral health, systemic conditions, functional abilities, and healthy aging. In addition to calling attention to the importance of oral health, this publication highlights special oral health challenges now faced by the world's rapidly aging population. It provides a valuable and up-to-date resource for clinicians, researchers, educators, and policy-makers across disciplines to quickly bring them up to speed on key areas of concern in geriatric oral health.
Interprofessional Solutions for Improving Oral Health in Older Adults: Addressing Access Barriers, Creating Oral Health Champions
This white paper from the Gerontological Society of America summarizes the recommendations generated at an interprofessional national stakeholder forum through a concensus-building process to identify key research, education, policy, practice, and funding needs to improve oral health outcomes in older adults.
This report from the Wisdom Tooth Project, a program of Oral Health America, discusses the key indicators of oral health in older adults for each state to shine a light on successes and barriers yet to be overcome. The report is designed for use by both professionals and consumers.
This webinar from Dr. Steve Shuman (University of Minnesota School of Dentistry) and Andie Kyros (Oral Health America) reviews key oral health concerns for older adults, connections between oral and systemic health, and potential barriers to dental care for older adults, as well as resources to address them. The webinar and its handouts are free to access for Minnesota Gerontological Society members. Non-members are required to pay a $15 fee.
This web page from the Minnesota Dental Association shares information and resources for older adults their caregivers related to the importance of keeping teeth and gum tissues clean and healthy as we age. In addition, a comprehensive video series and companion workbook from the Minnesota Department of Health and the University of Minnesota's Oral Health Services for Older Adults Program are included, which focus on providing oral care in long-term care environments.
This web page from the American Dental Association provides information related to oral health for people ages 60 and up. Some topics include healthy habits, nutrition tips, dry mouth, dentures, implants, medications, diabetes, cancer, smoking, and gum disease.
This webinar (54:12 minutes) given by Jean A. Taylor, Clinical Program Manager, Population Health, at Care New England Integra ACO, discusses how to maximize insurance benefits and utilize care management teams in situations where patients may be hospitalized, need rehab, or home care. Taylor identifies health system and insurance language that is misunderstood by caregivers and has financial impact.