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Assessing Older Adults for Palliative Care Needs

Resource Topic: Special and Vulnerable Populations

Keywords: Older Adults (Elders/Elderly).

Year Developed: 2020

Resource Type: Publication

Primary Audience: Clinicians

Language: English

Developed by: National Center for Equitable Care for Elders (See other resources developed by this organization).

Resource Summary: This publication provides guidance to health center providers to identify older adult patients with palliative care needs and serious illness. A stepwise approach can be used to identify, assess, and triage older adults with a serious illness who have progressive functional decline and escalating health care utilization.

Resource Details: This publication provides guidance to health center providers to identify older adult patients with palliative care needs and serious illness. A stepwise approach can be used to identify, assess, and triage older adults with a serious illness who have progressive functional decline and escalating health care utilization.

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $6,375,000 with 0 percentage financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit HRSA.gov.