Philip Sloane, MD, MPH and Sheryl Zimmerman, PhD lead team to develop Alzheimer’s Medical Advisor website

Program on Aging, Disability, and Long-term Care co-directors Philip Sloane, MD, MPH and Sheryl Zimmerman, PhD are leading a multidisciplinary team to develop Alzheimer’s Medical Advisor,© a website that aims to help family caregivers of persons with dementia deal with new and worsening medical symptoms in their relatives.  When people with Alzheimer’s disease or related… Read more »

Understanding the Direct and Indirect Costs of Transformation to Medical Homes

The Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) model involves complete primary care practice redesign with the ultimate goal of improving the quality of patient care and at reduced cost. Detailed information regarding the practice level costs of performing transformative activities is needed to help the growing number of practices and practice organizations as they navigate this process…. Read more »

Reducing Potentially Inappropriate Antibiotic Prescribing by Primary Care Clinicians Working in Long-Term

This supplement extended the period of observation of the intervention in assisted living, to allow for additional data collection and analysis and for the development of materials for training new sites to implement the intervention and disseminate them to appropriate audiences. The goal was to reduce potentially inappropriate antibiotic prescribing. Principal Investigator: Phillip Sloane, M.D.,… Read more »

A University-AAA-State Partnership to Understand the Link Between Primary Care Physicians and Aging Service Providers in the Support of Persons with Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders (ADRD)

Engaging physicians with ADRD service providers is a challenge. Under a 2008-2010 Innovation Grant, a partnership between the university-based Carolina Alzheimer’s Network (CAN), two Area Agencies on Aging, and the NC Division of Aging and Adult Services recruited and trained 16 primary care physicians, engaged them with ADRD services providers, and generated 75 new ADRD… Read more »

Diagnosis and Treatment of Infections in Nursing Homes

This project will design, implement, and evaluate a quality improvement program to reduce inappropriate antibiotic prescribing in nursing homes and assisted living communities in order to reduce infections in nursing homes.