Part­ner­ing with com­mu­nity groups

Modern Healthcare - - BEST PRACTICES -

Reach out to a lo­cal area agency on ag­ing and sug­gest col­lab­o­rat­ing to im­prove the health of older pa­tients.

Con­tact the Na­tional As­so­ci­a­tion of Area Agencies on Ag­ing or the Ad­min­is­tra­tion on Ag­ing for sup­port.

Seek out ad­vice from places that have suc­cess­fully im­ple­mented these pro­grams, in­clud­ing re­cip­i­ents of grants un­der the CMS’ Com­mu­nity-Based Care Tran­si­tions Pro­gram

Be hum­ble. “Come in with a blank slate free of any stereo­types,” Dr. Kyle Allen said. “Keep the pa­tient at the cen­ter and think about how dif­fer­ent skill sets can come to­gether to make care safer.”

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