Partnering with community groups
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.”