Geriatrics Models of Care

Bringing 'Best Practice' to an Aging America

  • Michael L. Malone
  • Elizabeth A. Capezuti
  • Robert M. Palmer

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Hospital Based Models of Care

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Kellie L. Flood, Katrina Booth, Edgar Pierluissi, Ellen S. Danto-Nocton, Denise M. Kresevic, Robert M. Palmer
      Pages 3-23
    3. Jirong Yue, Tammy T. Hshieh, Sharon K. Inouye
      Pages 25-37
    4. William W. Hung, Jonny A. Macias Tejada, Soryal Soryal, Saima T. Akbar, Ella Harvey Bowman
      Pages 39-49
    5. Marsha Vollbrecht, Aaron Malsch, Mary L. Hook, Michelle R. Simpson, Ariba Khan, Michael L. Malone
      Pages 51-56
    6. Linda Bub, Marie Boltz, Aaron Malsch, Kathleen Fletcher
      Pages 57-70
    7. Bethann Scarborough, Diane E. Meier
      Pages 71-86
  3. Models to Address the Needs of Seniors in Transition from Hospital-to-Home

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 95-95
    2. Ella Harvey Bowman, Kellie L. Flood
      Pages 97-114
  4. Outpatient-Based Models of Care

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 123-123
    2. Dawn E. Butler, Kathryn I. Frank, Steven R. Counsell
      Pages 125-138
    3. Chad Boult, Jennifer L. Wolff
      Pages 139-145
    4. Marcia G. Ory, SangNam Ahn, Samuel D. Towne Jr., Matthew Lee Smith
      Pages 147-153
    5. Neela K. Patel, Carlos Roberto Jaén, Kurt C. Stange, William L. Miller, Benjamin F. Crabtree, Paul Nutting
      Pages 155-162
    6. Bruce Leff
      Pages 163-171
    7. Peter A. Boling, Jean Yudin
      Pages 173-181
    8. Thomas R. Hornick, Laurence Rubenstein
      Pages 183-191
    9. Jane Mahoney, Lindy Clemson, Meryl Lovarini
      Pages 193-198
  5. Emergency Department Models of Care

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 199-199
    2. Ula Hwang, Mark S. Rosenberg, Scott M. Dresden
      Pages 201-209
  6. Models Which Address the Needs of Vulnerable Populations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 211-211
    2. Sally Brooks, Lauren Williams
      Pages 213-221
    3. David B. Reuben, Leslie Chang Evertson, Michelle Panlilio, Jeanine Moreno, Mihae Kim, Katherine Serrano et al.
      Pages 223-230
    4. Catherine A. Alder, Michael A. LaMantia, Mary Guerriero Austrom, Malaz A. Boustani
      Pages 231-237
    5. Joseph G. Ouslander, Jill Shutes
      Pages 239-248
  7. Community Related Models of Care

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 257-257
    2. Lynne Morishita, Eileen M. Kunz
      Pages 259-266
    3. Stephanie Sue Stein, Thomas L. Frazier
      Pages 267-274
  8. Promising Programs

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 275-275
    2. Angela Georgia Catic
      Pages 277-280
    3. Laura R. Holtz, Helen Maurer, Arif Nazir, Greg A. Sachs, Kathleen T. Unroe
      Pages 287-292
    4. Nancy E. Wood, Manish N. Shah
      Pages 293-298
    5. Tena M. Alonzo, Karen M. Mitchell, Cheryl E. Knupp
      Pages 299-302
    6. Laurie Mallery, Paige Moorhouse
      Pages 303-309
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 311-319

About this book


This book describes geriatrics practice models that are used to guide the care of older adults, allowing seniors to remain at home, prevent functional disability, and preserve their quality of life. The models include specific interventions which are performed by health care teams to address the needs of older persons and their caregivers. These models respect patient values, consider patient safety, and appreciate psychosocial needs as well. 


The book is presented to readers based on the setting of the care of the older individual: the hospital, the outpatient setting, the transition from one site of care to the next,  and the emergency department. The editors further present additional models which address the needs of vulnerable populations, and community- based models of care. Finally, this book describes several promising and innovative programs which represent best practice strategies for older persons.


Geriatric Models of Care is an excellent resource for health care leaders who must implement these programs to address the needs of the patients in their communities.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Michael L. Malone
    • 1
  • Elizabeth A. Capezuti
    • 2
  • Robert M. Palmer
    • 3
  1. 1.Senior Services – Aurora Health CareUniversity of Wisconsin School of Medicine & Public HealthMilwaukeeUSA
  2. 2.Hunter-Bellevue School of NursingHunter College of the City University of New YorkNew YorkUSA
  3. 3.Eastern Virginia Medical SchoolNorfolkUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-16067-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-16068-9
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