Guiding Principles for the Care of Older Adults with Multimorbidity
According to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, three out of four adults over the age of 65 have multiple chronic conditions. Improving care of these individuals is a priority for the Department of Health and Human Services and they are a focus of Healthy People 2020. The American Geriatrics Society has long focused on how best to care for this population and we are pleased to provide resources and tools to assist clinicians in providing optimal care to older adults with multiple chronic health problems.
- Summary Document: Patient-Centered Care for Older Adults with Multiple Chronic Conditions: A Stepwise Approach from the American Geriatrics Society
- Guiding Principles for the Care of Older Adults with Multimorbidity
- Multimorbidity Pocket Card
- Implementation Tables: How to Use in Clinical Practice
- I. Patient Preferences Domain
- II. Interpreting the Evidence Domain
- III. Prognosis Domain
- IV. Clinical Feasibility Domain
- V. Optimizing Therapies and Care Plans Domain
Public Education Resources
- Living with Multiple Health Problems: What Older Adults Should Know
- What is Geriatrics?
- A Guide to Geriatric Syndromes: Common and Often Related Medical Conditions in Older Adults
- Advancing Evidence-Based Clinical Care for Older Adults With Multimorbidity
- Q3 Newsletter from the President
- 2012 Annual Meeting Presentation: Guiding Principles for the Care of Older Adults with Multimorbidity: An Approach for Clinicians
*Anderson G. Chronic Care: Making the Case for Ongoing Care. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 2010 [on-line]. Available at http://www.rwjf.org/files/research/50968chronic.care.chartbook.pdf Accessed June 19, 2012.