Matthew McNabney, MD, Authors Book on Community-Based Integrated Care for Older Adults

September 23, 2022

Matthew McNabney, MD, medical director at Hopkins ElderPlus, in Baltimore, MD, has authored an authoritative guide to all-inclusive, community-based, interdisciplinary medical care for older adults.

“Community-Based Integrated Care for Older Adults: A Practical Guide” has been published by Springer.

The new book by Dr. McNabney, a professor of medicine in the Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, highlights the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) model and is intended as a resource for geriatricians, nurses and clinical staff.

Community-based integrated care (CBIC) is designed to keep older adults where they want to be – at home and out of hospitals and nursing homes. PACE is an example of successful CBIC. The model of care was established in 1985 as an innovative solution to the pervasive issue of how to provide integrated care to a high-risk population of older adults that promotes community living in a cost-effective manner.

Dr. McNabney’s practical guide provides an informative base of understanding of PACE, as well as a deep dive into the components and job roles that will serve as a reference for existing PACE providers and inform those who are considering the possibility of developing a new PACE program.

The book chapters are organized into five thematic sections:

  • domestic and international perspectives on CBIC;
  • an exploration of the PACE model, including its history, policy evolution and effectiveness;
  • the organization and management of PACE;
  • the essential roles and positions in PACE, from leadership and state involvement to the roles of the interdisciplinary team members; and
  • planning, coordination and end-of-life care.

In addition to geriatricians and other clinical practitioners involved in the care of older adults, “Community-Based Integrated Care for Older Adults” is a resource for scholars, policy-makers and the general public who are interested in innovations in long-term care that provide older adults with alternatives to nursing homes.

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