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Project for medical social workers to reduce readmission among older adults: A grant proposal
by Flores-Vargas, Jovanna, M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2016, 56; 10038438
Abstract (Summary)

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.

Indexing (document details)
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
Publication Number: 10038438
ISBN: 978-1-339-54895-1
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