Older Adults

2005 Reports Resulting From the Partners in Care Project

December 2005

Common problems found in the senior population such as reduced cognitive functioning, depression, medication errors, sleep abnormalities and falls have been shown to exacerbate chronic physical problems, increase health care utilization and cause premature entry into institutional settings.  Responding to these issues, the Partners in Care (PIC) project sought to address problems of the elderly as they relate to the fragmentation between the medical and psychosocial health care delivery system.  The Partners in Care intervention placed social workers into a variety of