This position statement, developed by the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) Ethnogeriatrics Committee, outlines healthcare disparities in the United States and the minimum quality indicators that healthcare organizations and healthcare providers should adopt to ensure that all older adults receive care that is culturally appropriate and takes into account level of health literacy.
An expert panel convened by the American Geriatrics Society , in collaboration with the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California and with support from The SCAN Foundation, released findings from a project defining “person-centered care.” Based on a comprehensive literature review and qualitative research, the panel describes an approach that puts individual values and preferences at the heart of care decisions, measuring success by attention to health and life goals in addition to traditional clinical outcomes.
This position statement, developed by the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) Ethics Committee, outlines new guidance on care and decision-making for a unique and growing group of older adults: the “unbefriended.” As an update to earlier guidance released in 1996, the AGS Ethics Committee developed these new recommendations in collaboration with the AGS Clinical Practice and Models of Care Committee and the AGS Public Policy Committee with additional input from the Committee’s Ethnogeriatrics Liaison.
Assisted Living Nursing provides a comprehensive overview of both management activities and clinical competencies for assisted living nurses. It provides practical guidelines and decision-making models to help nurses address both the large- and small-scale challenges of their daily practice.
Geriatric Education for Emergency Medical Services (GEMS) was developed by the American Geriatrics Society and the National Council of State EMS Training Coordinators. GEMS is an exciting curriculum designed specifically to help EMS providers address all of the special needs of the older population. The GEMS course was designed as a fully integrated training program consisting of a text, Tool Kit CD-ROM, Resource Manual, Slide Set, Video, and Course Completion Cards. A one-day BLS course (geared toward EMT-Bs and first responders), and a one and one-half day ALS course (geared toward EMT-Is and Paramedics) is available.
GEMS will help EMS providers better assess and manage ill, injured, or disabled older patients.
The Clinician’s Guide to Assessing and Counseling Older Drivers, 3rd Edition is published by the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) as a service to health care providers involved in the care of older adults. This edition is the result of a cooperative agreement between AGS and the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to update and expand the Physician’s Guide to Assessing and Counseling Older Drivers that was originally developed by the American Medical Association (AMA) under a prior cooperative agreement with NHTSA. The current title of the Guide — Clinician's Guide to Assessing and Counseling Older Drivers, 3rd Edition — reflects the interprofessional nature of the team caring for an Older Adult Driver. A maximum of 4.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ can be earned through completion of the program.
The goal of Geriatric Care by Design is to advance the physician and older-patient relationship by providing information on office design strategies that optimize the health care setting. Because there are few resources that address both physical and systems design for older adults, this e-book aims to be a practical guide on how to improve the quality of care for older patients by design that meets the needs of physicians, patients, and office staff.
Please note that Geriatric Care by Design is only available in an online format. The online subscription is accessed through your internet browser and is valid for 1 year. Online subscriptions are assigned to the user account used to place the purchase, and accessible in the My Library tab immediately after payment.
The Doorway Thoughts series addresses issues and concerns providing relevant details regarding the beliefs, traditions, and customs that would apply to clinical encounters with an older adult from 15 groups of diverse ethnic backgrounds: African Americans, American Indians and Alaska Natives, Arab Americans, Asian Indian Americans, Chinese Americans, Hispanic Americans, Japanese Americans, Vietnamese Americans, Filipino Americans, Vietnamese Americans, Korean Americans, Pakistani Americans, Haitian Americans, Portuguese Americans, and Russian-Speaking Americans.
The series focuses on topics relevant to intercultural care, including health literacy, approaches to clinician education, and the interface between spirituality and health decision making.
Please note that Doorway Thoughts is only available in an online format. The online subscription is accessed through your internet browser and is valid for 1 year. Online subscriptions are assigned to the user account used to place the purchase, and accessible in the My Library tab immediately after payment.
The AGS Geriatrics Evaluation & Management Tools (GEMS) are clinical templates which follow a History & Physical (H&P) format, and are meant to provide guidance to clinicians and trainees who are caring for older adults.
The GEMS online format consists of PDF downloads for each topic, as well as an interactive webpage. Online subscriptions are assigned to the user account used to place the purchase, and are immediately accessible in the My Library tab after payment.
The Geriatrics E&M Tools can be used as:
• Quick consult for those with experience and training in geriatrics
• Checklist for clinicians who are caring for older adults
• Trainee teaching tool
AGS Members receive free access to the GEMS online subscription.