MAKE IT SAFE TO GROW OLD! ACCOUNTABLE CARE COMMUNITIES FOR FRAIL ELDERS

Special Interest Group

  • Date:
  • Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Track: Networking
  • Location: Asia 3

Chair: Joanne Lynn, MD

This SIG will take up current controversies, opportunities for reforms, and challenges.  For example, why is palliative care doing better than geriatrics?  Why is supportive care for disabled persons not part of public health?  What forces might enhance the Older Americans Act appropriation?  Will the new regulations lead to real changes – the regs allow Medicare Advantage to have expenditures on non-medical services that are health-related?  We will share information on the proposals, models of care, community integration collaboration networks, and politics that center on building reforms across all service providers including community agencies, long-term services and supports which needs to be monitored and managed on behalf of the whole population of frail elders, not just those enrolled in a particular program or those using a particular hospital.