MediCaring® is the exciting idea that Americans can learn to build reliable, effective, and efficient arrangements for services to support one another when we face the serious chronic conditions associated with very old age or the last years of life — and that such a care system will be quite different from the one we have now.
At the Center for Elder Care and Advanced Illness, we are working on policy, economics, professional development, public education, community demonstrations and a dozen other fronts to learn what works and to forge the commitment to change. Ours is a multiyear project sponsored by Altarum Institute, a non-profit research and consulting organization. Working with partners around the country, we are learning more about what works, and how change might occur.
MediCaring® aims to build a health care system that can find patients who are living with serious and complex illness, mostly in the last years of life; can tailor services to their priorities, and can plan and pay providers in a way that encourages quality care at a price that communities and families can bear.
Our book MediCaring Communities: Getting What We Want and Need in Frail Old Age at an Affordable Cost details our model for transforming eldercare.
You can download a fact sheet of background information about the Center for Elder Care and Advanced Illness in PDF format.
For more information, please email us at: [email protected].
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Washington, DC 20036
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