Geriatrics | For Patients
Here are some helpful resources for older adults:
- Dementia: Information for Caregivers (pdf)
- When is Memory Loss Normal (pdf)
- Your upcoming stay in a skilled nursing facility (pdf)
- AGS Foundation for Aging
- Health Information for Aging Adults
- Mind, Body & Soul, Shared Medical Appointments
- Talking With Your Doctor: A Guide for Older People
Sutter Care at Home
Sutter Care at Home's services in Santa Cruz enable patients to recover or live with illness in the comfort and familiarity of home, surrounded by the people and things they love.
Avenidas Village (Avenidas)
The PAMF Innovation Center has established a strategic alliance with Avenidas village, a program created by the community-based, not for profit organization Avenidas to help seniors stay in their homes they love," says Paul Tang, M.D., PAMF's chief innovation and technology officer.
"Any PAMF patient who is also a member of Avenidas Village is now tagged in PAMF’s electronic health records. In our connector role, we can direct seniors to the services of Avenidas Village, whether they need transportation to medical appointments or help transitioning from a hospital back to home. Conversely, with the patient’s permission, Avenidas village can be the eyes and ears to alert clinicians if a PAMF patient has a change in his or her health condition," says Dr. Tang.
Read the PAMF article about this program - Innovation Center Explores Ways to Improve Quality of Life, Health of Seniors