Advanced Search
Current and Breaking News for Professionals, Consumers and Media

Click here to learn how to advertise on this site and for ad rates.

Seniors Author: Staff Editor Last Updated: Jul 7, 2016 - 5:36:25 PM

Older Adults with Multiple Conditions Benefit from CaRe-Align Initiative

By Staff Editor
May 29, 2014 - 10:38:27 AM

Email Newsletter icon, E-mail Newsletter icon, Email List icon, E-mail List icon Sign up for our Ezine
For Email Marketing you can trust

Email this article
 Printer friendly page

( - New Haven, Conn.-To help meet the complex needs of older patients with multiple chronic conditions, a new health care initiative called CaRe-Align, has been launched and will be led by Yale MacArthur Fellow Mary E. Tinetti, M.D., and Caroline Blaum, M.D., of New York University.

The John A. Hartford Foundation and the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute joined forces to invest nearly $750,0000 in CaRe-Align. This health care model seeks to realign care around older patients' self-identified health goals. The model also aims to improve health outcomes and lower care costs for this population, which is the major user of health care services in the country.

Medicare patients see an average of seven different physicians, including two primary care providers and five specialists, multiple times over the course of a year. This care is difficult to coordinate and generally has not focused on needs or concerns that matter most to patients. According to the Institute of Medicine, as much as 30% to 40% of all health care may be unnecessary or even harmful.

Tinetti and Blaum are experts in the care of older adults with multiple chronic conditions. Under their leadership, the initiative has convened a group of more than 50 older individuals, clinicians who care for such patients, family caregivers, and other health care stakeholders to gain their insights and perspectives on the new care model.

"We want to involve patients in their own care and facilitate communication and coordination between and among primary care and specialty care clinicians," said Tinetti, the Gladys Philips Crofoot Professor of Medicine and Public Health and chief of the Section of Geriatrics at Yale School of Medicine.

Mary Tinetti, M.D.


For advertising/ promotion on, call Mike McCurdy at: 877-634-9180, or email at: [email protected] We have over 7,000 journalists as subscribers who can use our content.


Top of Page

Latest Headlines

+ Exercise Helps to Keep Seniors Safe from Falls
+ How To Talk With Your Aging Parents About Using A Walker
+ CDC and APhA Launch Online Training on Older Adult Fall Prevention
+ Talking to Your Parents about In-Home Care
+ Springtime Mobility Reminders for Seniors
+ Caring for Elders: Tips for Managing Pain
+ Mixing Opioids and Alcohol May Increase Likelihood of Dangerous Respiratory Complication, Especially in the Elderly
+ Elder Care: Medication, Even Taken Correctly, Can be Dangerous
+ Brain Activity May Predict Risk of Falls in Older Adults
+ Most Nursing Home Patients Refuse Dental Care During Stay

Contact Us | Job Listings | Help | Site Map | About Us
Advertising Information | HND Press Release | Submit Information | Disclaimer

Site hosted by Sanchez Productions