Clinicians and health system leaders have recognized the unique and increasingly important role of the emergency department (ED) in addressing the needs of older adults. This chapter describes the context of care for older adults in the ED, and the common challenges to providing person-centered care. In addition, best practices that refl ect ACE principles of interdisciplinary, evidence-based care are offered to improve the outcomes and experience for older adults.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Acute Care for Elders|
|Subtitle of host publication||A Model for Interdisciplinary Care|
|Publisher||Springer New York|
|Number of pages||15|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2014|
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