Gerontology & Geriatrics

User-friendly tools help older adults guide future medical care

A user-friendly website on advance care planning, as well as easy-to-read advance directives, can be highly effective in empowering both English- and Spanish-speaking older adults to plan for their future medical care, according ...

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Advance care planning doesn't aid quality of life

(HealthDay)—Advance care planning in frail older adults does not increase patient activation or quality of life, according to a study published in the June issue of the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

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Charting intervention improves geriatric assessment notes

(HealthDay)—A quality improvement intervention can improve documentation of geriatric assessments during transitions of care, according to a study published online Dec. 18 in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

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