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    Welcome to Medicare and Annual Wellness Visits

    By 2030, 1 in 5 Americans will be older than 65 years, and the health care system will need to prioritize disease prevention in these patients to help them maintain their health. The Welcome to Medicare visit and Annual Wellness Visits (AWVs) were established to provide the...

    Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment

    A comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA) is a systematic, multidisciplinary evaluation of older adult patients with the goal of identifying and managing geriatric conditions and syndromes. It focuses on various medical, social, and environmental issues. A CGA ideally is...

    Assessment and Management of Fall Risk and Impaired Mobility

    Falls are the leading cause of injury among patients 65 years and older in the United States. Many falls are preventable, and clinicians can help patients reduce the risk of falls. This involves screening for fall risk, assessing for modifiable risk factors, and implementing...

    When Older Adults Can No Longer Live Alone at Home

    Older adults living alone at home are at risk of many adverse outcomes, including injuries from falls, firearms, and driving; adverse drug events due to drug errors; and self-neglect or elder abuse. An estimated 4.5 million Medicare beneficiaries became homebound between 2012...



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