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Northeast Integrated Geriatrics Care: Supporting Primary Care in Long-term Care Settings

Northeast Integrated Geriatrics Care: Supporting Primary Care in Long-term Care SettingsMental illness, dementia and other behavioral health conditions in the nursing home are well-recognized challenges in both the clinical and policy arenas. It is estimated that 65-91% of adults in a nursing home have a significant mental disorder, such as depression or dementia. This case study describes the Northeast Integrated Geriatrics Care project which focused on changing the way mental health care is provided to elderly people, both in the nursing home and in the hospital through an integrated approach to care.

The Maine Health Access Foundation has committed to increasing the integration of primary medical and behavioral health care through multiple year grants to provider organizations including FQHCs, private primary care providers, and mental health centers throughout the state to initiate collaborations across providers and establish more integrated systems of care. JSI supports the Foundation in the evaluation and dissemination of lessons learned from this integrated care initiative. Natalie Truesdell, JSI, 2011.

Read the Case Study: Northeast Integrated Geriatrics Care: Supporting Primary Care in Long-term Care Settings