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American Geriatrics Society's Guide to the 2019 BEERS Criteria
This guide by the American Geriatrics Society is intended to improve care of older adults by reducing their exposure to potentially inappropriate medications
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 08/18/2021    Date Last Modified: Mar 18 2022 8:12AM  
BE-ACTIV: Treatment Session Content
This tool provides specific session content that involves working individually with residents to identify positive events and develop an individually tailored plan to increase the availability and frequency of those events.
Web link    Date Added: 08/31/2016    Date Last Modified: Aug 31 2016 12:00AM  
CDC Promotes Public Health Approach to Address Depression Among Older Adults
Read this article to learn more about depression in older adults, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) public health impact review and approaches to treatment.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 06/20/2019    Date Last Modified: Jun 20 2019 12:00AM  
CMS Adverse Drug Event Trigger Tool
This tool from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is intended to assist facilities in identifying risk factors for adverse drug events and implementing programs to minimize such risks.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 09/01/2021    Date Last Modified: Mar 16 2022 4:56PM  
Does Moving to a Nursing Home Cause Depression?
These recommended strategies for families and caregivers help loved ones transition into a new environment.
Web link    Date Added: 05/29/2019    Date Last Modified: May 29 2019 12:00AM  
Medication Safety Mini-Toolkit
This mini-toolkit includes resources geared toward improving medication safety.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 03/07/2022    Date Last Modified: Mar 7 2022 10:06AM  
Quality Measures Tip Sheet: Depressive Symptoms (Long-Stay)
This Quality Measures Tip Sheet provides an overview of the depressive symptoms (long-stay) measure, minimum data set coding requirements, assessment considerations, monitoring ideas and resource links.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 03/16/2022    Date Last Modified: Mar 16 2022 8:20AM  
SAMHSA Treatment of Depression in Older Adults Evidence-Based Practices Kit
This kit provides best practice guidance on how to enhance care and results for elder adults suffering from depression.
Web link    Date Added: 06/20/2019    Date Last Modified: Jun 20 2019 12:00AM  
STOPP START Tool to Support Medication Review
Older adults have a greater risk of adverse effects from their medications. This Screening Tool of Older Person’s inappropriate Prescriptions (STOPP) and Screening Tool to Alert to Right Treatment (START) guide helps identify potentially inappropriate medication and prescribing omissions for those on multiple medications.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 08/18/2021    Date Last Modified: Mar 18 2022 8:06AM  
The State of Mental Health and Aging in America Issue Brief #2: Addressing Depression in Older Adults -- Selected Evidence-Based Programs
In the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Brief #2, depression among older adults is discussed as a public health concern. This resource provides information on various evidence-based approaches that can reduce occurrence while increasing overall health.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 06/20/2019    Date Last Modified: Jun 18 2020 3:10PM  
Trigger Tool for Measuring Adverse Drug Events
This tool from the Institute for Healthcare Improvement provides instructions for conducting a retrospective review of patient records using triggers to identify possible adverse drug events. Log-in may be required to access information.
Web link    Date Added: 09/16/2021    Date Last Modified: Mar 18 2022 8:14AM  
Understanding and Addressing Depression in a Nursing Home Setting
This webinar features Karen Orsi, BA, director with the Oklahoma Mental Health and Aging Coalition; and Jacqueline Millspaugh, M.Ed., LPC, clinical support manager with the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, who discussed how to improve care for older adults by addressing depression in nursing homes. Topics included symptoms of depression, how to identify red flags for the varied levels of care that might be needed and helpful screening tools. They also reviewed developmental expectations for Late Adulthood, key factors for successful adjustment and how to create an environment that offers opportunities for both prevention and intervention.
Video    Date Added: 08/14/2018    Date Last Modified: Aug 14 2018 12:00AM  
Paquete para facilitar el cambio: Mejorar la seguridad del paciente y prevenir los eventos adversos relacionados con la administración de los medicamentos, para Puerto Rico
La Red de Innovación de la Calidad de TMF, bajo contrato con los Centros de Servicios de Medicare y Medicaid, diseñó este paquete de cambios para proporcionar las estrategias para abordar los eventos adversos de medicamentos.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 04/13/2021    Date Last Modified: Mar 18 2022 8:15AM