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11/5/2008
The Duke Endowment Announces Geriatric Best Practices

In the last two years, as part of the Geriatric Best Practices Initiative, funded by The Duke Endowment in collaboration with the South Carolina Hospital Association, The SAGE Institute has explored, evaluated and cataloged senior healthcare and non-healthcare practices across South Carolina and its bordering regions. The Initiative researchers have visited more than 200 sites and explored more than 100 senior services.

Senior service practices have been evaluated based upon the following criteria. To be chosen as a best practice, senior services must:
  • improve the quality of life for seniors
  • have sustainable quality and benefits
  • have future benefits
  • be integrated with health care and the community
  • have proven measurable outcomes
  • be financially self-sustaining or provide a cost-loss reduction

Just1Call was chosen to be one of the sixteen best practices presentations at the Geriatric Best Practices: Successful and Sustainable Systems and Methods conference along with eleven best practice poster sessions.

Two of the determined Geriatric Best Practices that stand out as leaders, as excellent examples of building collaborations, focusing on measurable improvements, and consistent dedication to quality, have been chosen by the Geriatric Best Practices Advisory Board as exceptional examples of senior services. These two models were presented the "Leader in Geriatric Innovations" award at the conference