Mr. Jones* is scheduled to meet with his family doctor today. He is 83 years old and has a history of hypertension, congestive heart failure, anxiety and depression. His health has declined since his wife of 55 years passed away 2 years ago. He lives by himself and is having trouble finding joy at home. He sits in the waiting room with his daughter who drove him to his appointment. Next to the receptionist desk, he notices a flyer that reads “Now a Patient-Centered Medical Home!” Mr. Jones is called in to see his doctor. After treating him medically, Mr.
With the support of Southwest Airlines, on Monday, March 27th, I arrived in snowy Chicago to attend the American Society on Aging (ASA) conference. I attended various workshops, general sessions and networking events that expanded my understanding of the innovative programs that exist across our nation to assist older adults. Services and programs were geared towards a great variety of audiences.