Improve the Quality of Care for Individual Patients and Populations Navigating healthcare is complicated. When patients get care, they interact with many physicians, nurses, medical assistants, or other trained professionals across multiple settings. When doctors don’t coordinate care, keeping track of multiple tests and treatment plans proves difficult and often results in medication errors, unnecessary … Continued

Transforming Care Coordination: What to Do Now

A Checklist for Creating a More Efficient Care Coordination Program Putting a good care coordination program in place will remarkably improve your quality of care, patient satisfaction, and the financial bottom line. From assigning accountability to developing agreements to maximizing electronic health records, your company can start improving care coordination today. This FREE care coordination checklist … Continued

Care Coordination: A Critical Need [Whitepaper]

Care Coordination: A Critical Need Many health care providers don’t realize how much more efficient they can be until they have a well-managed care coordination program in place. And once they do, they often wonder how they ever did without. By reading this free whitepaper, you will learn: Why fragmented care is a costly problem … Continued

Three-Part Webinar Series: Early Identification of Alzheimer's

The Alzheimer’s Association St. Louis Chapter partnered with Primaris to educate healthcare providers about early identification of Alzheimer’s. A three-part webinar series was presented by international leaders in geriatrics and dementia and covered new screening tools, physician reimbursement, and information about the Medicare Wellness Visit. Physician Reimbursement for Detection and Management of Dementia Charles A. … Continued

Patient and Family Engagement Campaign – Dementia Friendly Hospital Initiative

The Patient and Family Engagement Campaign was a collaborative effort between Primaris and the Alzheimer’s Association St. Louis Chapter focusing on hospital care for persons with Dementia.  This presentation was presented during the Outcomes Congress in July.   Dementia Friendly Hospital

10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer's

Memory loss that disrupts daily life may be a symptom of Alzheimer’s or another dementia. Alzheimer’s is a brain disease that causes a slow decline in memory, thinking and reasoning skills. Click here to learn the 10 warning signs and symptoms. Every individual may experience one or more of these signs in different degrees. If … Continued

Pre-Hospitalization Checklist for Patients with Memory Impairment

Patients and families who are more engaged in their own health care are better equipped to regain health during hospitalization. Use this checklist from the Partner with Me project and find ways to improve your hospitalization experience. Download Checklist  

Alzheimer's Association E-Learning Courses

Learn more about the Alzheimer’s Association FREE E-Learning Courses by clicking here. FREE e-learning is currently available for the following programs: Know the 10 Signs The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Legal and Financial Planning for Alzheimer’s Disease Living with Alzheimer’s for People with Alzheimer’s Living with Alzheimer’s: For Caregivers: Early Stage Living with … Continued

Changing Antipsychotic Thinking (CAT) Without a Tail

Do you see a TIGER in your percentages when you expect a KITTEN? Are unexpected names on your Quality Measure (QM) Report for antipsychotic drug usage? Even the “appropriate” diagnosis of Schizophrenia will trigger the measure if not correctly reported. Ensure you are reporting correctly in I6000, I5350, and I5250! Download full CAT Tip

Changing Antipsychotic Thinking (CAT) Calls

The repetition of a word or question is likely a cry for comfort and security.  It may soothe the person or be a learned behavior.  When care providers and elders develop a close, trusting relationship, the constant cry for attention often goes away.  Learn ways to make a connection with those who have dementia. Download … Continued