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Care & Caregiving: Care integration (Milestone 13.O)

In Progress

Timeline Start - End

2022 - 2025

Research Implementation Area

Research on Care and Caregiver Support

Support a research program that focuses on the integration of long-term services and supports (LTSS), home-based care, and medical care with particular attention paid to care transitions for persons living with AD/ADRD to improve the timeliness of care and improved health and health care outcomes for persons living with dementia and their families.

Success Criteria

  • Launch new research initiatives to support at least six new projects or activities that examine related topics, such as:
    • The integration of LTSS and medical care for those transitioning into palliative care;
    • The longitudinal trajectory of a persons living with AD/ADRD and the challenges of care transitions across settings (e.g., home, hospital, post-acute care facilities, skilled nursing facilities, hospice);
    • Health outcomes related to health care navigators and/or strategies that focus on dementia care transitions to improve decision-making outcomes; and/or
    • Health systems research on models of integrated LTSS and medical care. 

Summary of Key Accomplishments

NIA published a Notice of Special Interest (NOT-AG-21-046) calling for research applications for projects to better understand the outcomes associated with various forms and levels of care of persons living with dementia across disease stages, etiologies, and dementia care settings, including care integration and care transitions across settings, providers, and types of services.

The key accomplishments summary is current as of July 2022. 

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