In this Journal of Nursing Education editorial, Barbara Brandt and Amy Barton describe the impact of the National Center's "Accelerating Interprofessional Community-Based Education and Practice" Initiative and the implementation across 16 schools of nursing in the Unites States, each partnering with a community-based organization to further interprofessional initiatives designed around the needs of the patient, family, and community.
This chartbook provides the latest data on 41 key indicators of well-being in the lives of older adults and their families. Areas of discussion include population, economics, health status, health risks and behaviors, health care, and environment. The report offers an easy-to-understand portrait of the well-being of older adults in the U.S., and it is intended for policymakers and the general public.
This toolkit is useful for organizations that provide services to older adults, such as senior centers and veterans programs. The toolkit offers information and materials for training staff to understand the issues associated with substance use and mental health disorders in older adults. Education materials for older adults are also included.
State of the Science: Long-Term Services and Supports and Caregiving for Adults Aging with Disability (Session 2)
This webinar (Session 2) is from a series of state-of-the-science webinars that focus on older adults with disabilities, with an emphasis on independent living. The webinar touches on several topics, including a qualitative study on successful aging and a case study about the dignity of risk and giving persons with disabilities the choice to determine the course of their lives.
State of the Science: Long-Term Services and Supports and Caregiving for Adults Aging with Disability (Session 1)
This webinar (Session 1) is from a series of state-of-the science webinars that focus on older adults with disabilities, with an emphasis on independent living. It calls for policies and approaches that help to maximize this population’s access to health care, long-term services and supports, and evidence-based programming.
This IOM consensus study report addresses the mental health and substance use needs of the aging population and how the nation's health care is ill-equipped to meet these needs. The report discusses workforce shortages, insufficient workforce diversity, and lack of basic knowledge and competence in key areas and describes approaches to address these problems.
This consensus study report assesses cognitive aging as it relates to public health (e.g., epidemiology, surveillance, and public awareness). The report includes recommendations for individuals and how they can reduce the risks of cognitive decline with aging. It also includes recommendations for families, communities, and society to promote cognitive health and help older adults live independent lives.
This fact sheet from the STEADI initiative provides information regarding how falls threaten older adults' health, independence, and quality of life. It highlights various statistics regarding falls in older adults over the past few years.
This consensus study report from the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine assesses the current state of knowledge on interventions to prevent cognitive decline and dementia, and it informs future research in this area. It also includes recommendations for public health interventions.
This consensus study report from the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine discusses the health effects of social isolation and loneliness on the older adult population. It also includes recommendations for how health professionals can identify those suffering from social isolation, and it offers ways evidence-based interventions can be translated into practice.