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A Case Study: Community-Based Managed Care Program for Alzheimer’s and Other Related Dementias

Behanna, Kaleb (2020) A Case Study: Community-Based Managed Care Program for Alzheimer’s and Other Related Dementias. Master Essay, University of Pittsburgh.

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A shift from long-term senior care to community living for those living with memory disorders has necessitated an increase in comprehensive care management programs to address their diverse needs. Increased life expectancy comes with challenges as many older Americans with memory disorders are living with co-occurring chronic health conditions that directly affect their quality of life. As the fifth leading cause of death worldwide and rapidly increasing, dementia is slated to become a global health crisis by the year 2035, with cases in the United States reaching 14 million by the year 2060. To help combat this issue, Presbyterian SeniorCare Network created a memory-care specific managed care program called Dementia360 to alleviate the burden of caregiving and increase the overall quality of life for memory-impaired individuals and their caregivers. Dementia360 addresses care quality, access, and cost relating to the provision and sustainment of dementia care. This approach focuses on targeting public health-related challenges by drawing upon the Triple Aim framework developed by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement.
This essay aims to describe the managed care components of Dementia360 to examine its model compared to others previously studied. Overall, Dementia360 has created a framework incorporating best practices, thus strengthening the program’s predicted success of achievable disease management.


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Item Type: Other Thesis, Dissertation, or Long Paper (Master Essay)
Status: Unpublished
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Behanna, Kalebkjb129@pitt.edukjb129
ContributionContributors NameEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairVan Nostrand, Elizabethevannostrand@pitt.eduUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Committee Co-ChairElias, Thistleelias@pitt.eduUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Committee MemberCeleste, Golonskicgolonski@srcare.orgUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Committee MemberAmy, Kowinskyakowinsky@srcare.orgUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date: 1 April 2020
Date Type: Completion
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Number of Pages: 51
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: School of Public Health > Health Policy & Management
Degree: MHA - Master of Health Administration
Thesis Type: Master Essay
Refereed: Yes
Date Deposited: 25 Aug 2020 14:05
Last Modified: 25 Aug 2020 14:05


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