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Vanderbilt Center for Quality Aging Archives

Collaborative helping Midstate nursing homes control COVID-19

Aug. 18, 2021—Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) has received a two-year, $1.2 million award from the Tennessee Department of Health and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to provide tailored education and coaching to 75 Middle Tennessee nursing homes focused on infection control, quality improvement and other pandemic-related challenges.

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Delirium increases long-term disability

Mar. 17, 2014—Patients who suffer a longer duration of delirium in the intensive care unit are more likely to experience long-term disability after discharge.

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Program aims to reduce Medicare readmission rates

Feb. 6, 2014—A program launched by Schnelle in January 2013 aims to reduce readmissions for Medicare patients transferred from Vanderbilt University Hospital to any of 23 area skilled nursing facilities, or SNFs. The specific goal is 17 percent reduction, by 2015, in 30-day hospital readmissions directly from these SNFs.

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Center for Quality Aging forges community bonds

Aug. 15, 2013—The Vanderbilt Center for Quality Aging is taking the “bench to bedside” concept of translational research out into the community, forming partnerships with assisted living facilities to examine how evidence can be put into action to improve the care of elders.

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Vestibular deficits and rehabilitation talk Oct. 18

Oct. 10, 2011—Cathey Norton, a physical therapist at the Pi Beta Phi Rehabilitation Institute at Vanderbilt’s Bill Wilkerson Center, will present “Vestibular Deficits and Vestibular Rehabilitation” from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, in Light Hall, Room 214. Feel free to bring your lunch to this Geriatrics and Gerontology Interest Group lunchtime lecture. The event is sponsored...

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Bariatric and metabolic surgery lecture Sept. 20

Sep. 13, 2011—Vanderbilt University Medical Center, the Department of Nursing Education and Professional Development and the Center for Quality Aging present a Geriatrics and Gerontology Interest Group lunchtime lecture on bariatric and metabolic surgery for the elderly. The talk will be presented by Brandon Williams, assistant professor of surgery, on Tuesday, Sept. 20, from noon to 1 p.m in...

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Lunchtime lecture on Alzheimer’s Sept. 6

Aug. 25, 2011—Associate Professor of Medicine James Powers will present "Alzheimer's Disease 2011."

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