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Beers Criteria

Comorbidity

Elder Abuse

End-of-Life Care: Advanced Directives and Terminal Care

Fall Prevention

Health Literacy

Beers Criteria

American Geriatrics Society Updated Beers Criteria
The American Geriatrics Society provides updated criteria, evidence tables, training materials, and information for nurses.

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Comorbidity

PubMed Articles on Comorbidity
PubMed provides free access to articles on comorbidity in older adults.

Managing Multiple Health Problems in Older Adults
The American Geriatric Society provides information on multiple chronic health problems in older adults.

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Elder Abuse

The United States Department of Justice Elder Justice Initiative
The United States Department of Justice provides information on elder abuse and includes topics on Older Adults, Families, and Caregivers; Financial Exploitation; Victim Specialists; Multidisciplinary Teams; Research; and Webinars/Outreach.

National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA)
The NCEA provides information and resources on elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation.

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End-of-Life Care

PubMed Articles on Advance Directives, Terminal and Palliative Care
PubMed provides free access to articles on advance directives, terminal and palliative care for older adults.

Advance Directives

Wyoming Advance Directives
The University of Wyoming provides a form for Wyoming Advance Directives, an accompanying guide, and a glossary.

Terminal and Palliative Care

CareSearch
CareSearch Palliative Care Knowledge Network provides information on palliative care in Australia.

Promoting Excellence in End-of-Life Care
The University of Montana provides information on end of life care and provides Clinical Care Tools, Educational Tools, Evaluation Tools, Organizational Tools, Key Clinical Assessment and Research Tools, and Resources.

The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization provides information about What is Hospice, What is Palliative Care, Advance Care Planning, CaringInfo, Hospice Facts, and End-of-Life Online Education.

Living and Dying Well with Cancer (PDF)
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation provides a PDF on end of life care in older adults with cancer.

Policies and Tools for Hospital Palliative Care Programs (PDF)
The Center to Advance Palliative Care provides a PDF on policies, tools, and resources for health care providers of palliative and end-of-life care.

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Fall Prevention

PubMed Articles on Fall Prevention
PubMed provides free access to articles on fall prevention for older adults.

The Geriatrics Review Syllabus on Falls
The American Geriatrics Society provides clinical practice guidelines for the prevention of falls in older persons with topics such as Screening and Assessment and Interventions to Prevent Falls.

Fall Prevention Center of Excellence
The Fall Prevention Center of Excellence provides information for service providers, individuals & families, and researchers & educators on topics like What is Fall Prevention, Resources, and News & Events.

Older Adult Falls
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides Important Facts about Falls, Costs of Falls, Hip Fractures Among Older Adults, and Older Adult Falls Programs.

Falls in the Elderly
Merck Manual provides information on falls in the elderly with topics on Etiology, Evaluation, and Prevention.

Interventions to Prevent Falls in Older Adults: An Updated Systematic Review
The National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) provides access to an article on Interventions to Prevent Falls in Older Adults: An Updated Systematic Review.

Preventing Falls: A Guide to Implementing Effective Community-Based Fall Prevention Programs
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides organizations with the building blocks of effective fall prevention programs by providing examples, resources, and tips. This document is available in PDF or print copy can be ordered for free from the CDC.

CDC Compendium of Effective Fall Interventions: What Works for Community-Dwelling Older Adults, 3rd Edition
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides access to a compendium of effective fall interventions for older adults for providers to utilize in their own communities.

Stopping Elderly Accidents, Deaths & Injuries (STEADI)
STEADI is an initiative for healthcare providers to help identify at risk patients, risk factors, and effective interventions for falls in older adults.

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Health Literacy

PubMed Articles on Health Literacy Among Older Adults
PubMed provides free access to articles on health literacy among older adults.

Health Literacy: MedlinePlus
The National Library of Medicine provides general information on health literacy for patients and families.

Quick Guide to Health Literacy and Older Adults
The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services provides a guide on the background of health literacy, and strategies and suggestions for communicating with older adults. Resource links are included for additional topics.

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