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Rural Promising Practice Issue Brief: Interdisciplinary Clinical Video - Telehealth for Geriatrics and Dementia

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Highlights the development, implementation, and evaluation of an interdisciplinary telehealth program designed to help caregivers provide coordinated care for aging rural veterans suffering from dementia. Discusses the interdisciplinary team model comprised of social workers, geriatricians, primary care providers, and rural caregivers coordinating to maintain a uniform level of care. Includes outcomes regarding the increase of access to education and caregiver support, as well as the ability of providers to prescribe medication to rural patients.
Date
05/2017
Type
Document
Organization
Veterans Health Administration's Office of Rural Health
Tagged as
Access · Aging and aging-related services · Dementia · Elderly population · Informal caregivers · Long-term care · Networking and collaboration · Telehealth · Veterans