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How Community-Based Organizations Can Support Value-Driven Health Care

Cross-posted from HealthAffairsBlog
By Anand Parekh, MD, MPH, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and Robert Schreiber, MD, Hebrew SeniorLife

As our health care system transforms more quickly than ever from paying for volume to paying for value, providers have strong incentives to ensure that their patients’ care plans are reinforced and supported outside the clinical setting in people’s homes and communities. Continue reading

Caregivers Have Plenty to Prepare for as Another Cold Winter Arrives

Cross-posted from Caregiving MetroWest
By Douglas Flynn, Program Manager, Caregiving MetroWest

The last of the Thanksgiving leftovers are long gone. Holiday lights and decorations are going up. And the first snow has already come down upon the area.

Winter won’t officially begin for another couple weeks, but don’t tell that to anyone who had to scrape the ice off their windshield this morning. Yes, the cold weather is here, and the dawn of another winter brings a number of issues for caregivers and their loved ones. Continue reading

Caregiving NOW: A Network on the Web for Minnesota Caregivers

By Elizabeth Costello, JSI; Project Manager, www.mahealthyagingcollaborative.org

Just as websites and online communities like the Massachusetts Healthy Aging Collaborative can provide a platform for healthy aging professionals to engage, connect, and share information, they are also useful for other groups who can benefit from peer support, such as caregivers. Continue reading