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The evolving senior living landscape

The evolving senior living landscape

What can Kentucky do to be a more senior-friendly state? By Sally McMahon The Kentucky Senior Living Association (KSLA) is a Kentucky trade association exclusively dedicated to supporting those who operate professionally managed, resident-centered, senior living communities and the older adults and families they serve. We spoke with Bob White, the executive director at KSLA,

Improving serious illness care

Perennial growth in managed care enrollment, changes in health policy and payment incentivizes innovative approaches. By Turner West It is widely recognized that the U.S. healthcare delivery system has been maladaptive in meeting the needs of seriously ill adults and their families. The consequences of our system deficiencies are seen in myriad ways. Seriously ill

Increasing access to care through prescriber-driven pharmacist protocols

By: Cindy Stowe, PharmD, and Patricia Rippetoe Freeman, PharmD Standing orders and clinical protocols allow the delivery of prescribed care based on an agreed upon set of criteria. Pharmacists practicing in health system settings have had broad authority to provide protocol-driven care for many years. In contrast, community pharmacists’ authority to provide protocol-driven care has been limited to the provision of immunization services, and, more recently,

American Cancer Society outlines legislative priorities

Expanding access to palliative care top goal. By: Lori Earnshaw, MD, Turner West and Kristy Young The need to improve serious illness care is particularly exigent in Kentucky because of our high prevalence of cancer and other serious illnesses and with the aging of the population. The Center to Advance Palliative Care defines palliative care as specialized care for people living with serious

2017 Healthcare Leaders: Insights from the Physician Community

By Ben Keeton Each year, Medical News talks with healthcare leaders from across the Commonwealth to get their perspective on the changing landscape of healthcare. This year, we focused on leaders within the physician community to understand the opportunities and challenges that they face in improving healthcare across Kentucky. Leaders include: (click to view profile)

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