Part 8: Hospital Admissions in Long Stay Settings

Recorded On: 11/13/2017

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Hospitalizations pose significant risks for frail older adults including exposure to infection, delirium, functional loss and further complications.  Hospitalizations are costly, particularly when an individual is unnecessarily hospitalized at the end of life.  Knowing the person, understanding their goals and wishes are key to providing the best quality of life and quality of care.  Centers interested in reducing unnecessary hospitalizations in long stay settings are invited to join this webinar and learn more.

Speaker:

Dr. Cari Levy

Professor of Medicine

Division of Health Care Policy & Research

University of Colorado

 

Additional info on Dr. Levy:

Cari Levy, MD,  Professor of Medicine, is a board certified internist, geriatrician and health services researcher. Her research focuses on end-of-life care in nursing homes. Dr. Levy graduated from Pepperdine University with a degree in biology in 1993. She then attended medical school at the University of Colorado Denver. Dr. Levy began her internal medicine residency at Vanderbilt University in 1997 and served as Chief Resident in 2001. She then returned to Colorado for a fellowship in geriatrics. Following fellowship she became an assistant professor in the Division of Health Care Policy and Research. She has published research regarding end of life care in nursing homes and physician practice patterns in nursing homes. 


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