• 2019 Senior Report Senior Report: Older Americans have more options for home care, but still struggling.

    The United Health Foundation has released results of a sweeping new study benchmarking the health of older adults. The America's Health Rankings® Senior Report was created in partnership with GAPNA to improve the health of America's seniors.

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    38th Annual GAPNA Conference

    October 3-5, 2019 at the Paris Hotel, Las Vegas, NV.

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    GAPNA has partnered with a MCM Education to offer an ongoing series of CNE programs available to GAPNA members. "Diagnosing and Managing Parkinson’s Disease in Older Adults," is the latest program offered.

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Healthcare Communication Tips

Ask Questions

Asking questions is key to good communication with a healthcare provider. Be proactive and ask your provider to define words or instructions that may be unclear.

You can also ask about:

  • Medical tests - Before having a medical test, ask your provider to explain why it is important, what it will show, and what it will cost. Also ask how long it takes to get results and how you’ll be notified.
  • A diagnosis - A diagnosis identifies your disease or physical problem based on your symptoms and the results of exams and other tests. Ask the provider to tell you the name of the condition and why he or she thinks you have it. Ask how it may affect you and how long it might last.
  • Your medications - Make sure you know the name of the drug and understand why it has been prescribed for you. Ask the provider to write down how often and for how long you should take it. Make notes about any other special instructions. In form your provider if you are taking other medications, herbs, or supplements, so he or she can prevent harmful drug interactions.

Learn more about things to ask your provider during an appointment.

Plan your trip to the nation’s capital during GAPNA’s Annual Conference, September 26-29, 2018 by checking out all the things to do, places to eat, and ways to have fun.

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