The number of adults reaching older adulthood is rapidly increasing in the United States. Hospital readmission among older adults 65 and over has a high monetary cost in the health care system. It is critical for medical social workers (MSW) to be prepared to assist this population in order to reduce hospital readmission. The purpose of this project was to write a grant proposal seeking funds for the development of the Readmission Prevention Workshops. The workshops focus on preparing MSWs with professional skills that will allow them to better assist older adults and their caregivers during the discharge process. MSWs will increase their knowledge in the older adult population, readmission, discharge planning, resources, and caregivers. The grant writer selected the Commonwealth Fund as a potential funding source for the proposed project. The actual submission and/or funding of this grant were not a requirement for the successful completion of this project.
|Advisor:||Washington, Thomas Alex|
|Commitee:||Brocato, Jo, Mayers Pasztor, Eileen|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|Department:||Social Work, School of|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 55/04M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Gerontology, Social work, Aging, Health care management|
|Keywords:||Grant proposal, Hospital, Medical social workers, Older adult, Readmission, Social work|
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