Visiting professors discuss aging, independence at home

Bruce Kinosian, MD, and nurse practitioner Jean Yudin, both of University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine Division of Geriatrics, will present The Willie Sutton Effect in Health Care: Independence at Home Targeting and Incentives from 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21 in the Medical Alumni Auditorium of Upstate’s Weiskotten Hall.

Kinosian and Yudin will review the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid’s “Independence at Home Demonstration,” the project’s research design and preliminary findings, as well as an evaluation of Penn’s house call program and integrated medical and social services delivery model.

The presentation is designed for researchers, clinicians, policy-makers, educators and students in the health professions.

The Penn scholars are pioneers in the design and study of in-home primary care programs. They were instrumental in creating the University of Pennsylvania’s successful house call program, which has been in operation for more than 20 years. This program has led to the creation of a model collaboration with Philadelphia’s largest provider of social services for older adults, which has demonstrated the effectiveness of integrated medical and supportive services to maintain frail elders efficiently in the community.

The event is sponsored by the Central New York Citizen’s Aging Research and Action Network (CNY-CAN), a partnership of F.O.C.U.S. Greater Syracuse, HealtheConnections, the Southwest Community Center and Upstate Medical University.

For more information, contact Anne Lutz at lutza@upstate.edu or 315-464-5167. The presentation is open to the public.

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