results were found during the program's active
screening of 1,231 patients:
- 33% screened positive for depression
- 68% screened positive for risk of falls
- 90% screened positive for medication management
- 90% of patients served were
satisfied with the program
found the EMS "vodcast" training to be very successful as
they received over 6,000 views. In all, 187 EMTs were
trained and gave almost entirely positive feedback
regarding the trainings' usefulness.
HFS was cited as a "Program Champion" by the
Administration on Aging in 2008.
Journal articles that reference the Help for
Caprio, TV., Karuza, J., Katz, PR., Smith, K., Cypher,
P., Shah, MN. (2008). Home-based screening of rural
community dwelling older adults by Emergency Medical
Services and referral to Transitional Case Management.
Annual Meeting of the American Geriatrics Society Poster
Presentation, May 2008.
Shah, MN., Caprio, T., Swanson, P., Rajasekaran, K.,
Ellison, J., Smith, K., Frame, P., Cypher, P., Karuza,
J., Katz, P. (2010). A
Novel Emergency Medical Services Based Program to
Identify and Assist Older Adults in a Rural
Community. Journal of the American Geriatrics
Society, 58(11), 2205-2211.
Shah, MN., Swanson, PA., Nobay, F., Peterson, LK.,
Caprio, TV., Karuza, J. (2012). A
Novel Internet-based Geriatric Education Program for
Emergency Medical Services Providers. Journal of
the American Geriatrics Society, 60(9), 1749-54.