Author: Judi L. Kanne

A Case for Case Management

In today’s complex hospital systems, case managers not only focus on illness, they also ensure chronically ill patients receive high-quality care in the least restrictive settings. With sky-high medical costs, their current role includes striving to achieve the most cost-effective treatment, whether patients are in or out of a hospital.

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Elder Abuse Can Be Close to Home

According to the Administration for Community Living, abusers generally use a pattern of coercive tactics, such as isolation, threats, intimidation, manipulation and violence to gain and maintain power over victims. Becky Kurtz, Managing Director, Aging & Independence Services, Atlanta Regional Commission, encourages all older adults to remain active and stay involved, as much as possible. “Socialization can help lower everyone’s risk from abusers,” she said.

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