Chronic conditions are the primary sources of disease and disability among older Americans. Better patient self-management for chronic conditions has the potential to improve patient quality of life and reduce associated health care costs. Many older Americans, who are often hard to reach with health interventions, use publicly funded multi-purpose senior centers to access social services and seek social support.
As we get older, we become more prone to certain health issues such as hearing and vision problems, depression and chronic pain. To help people manage these common health concerns, the Foundation has developed a Shared Decision-Making® program called Growing Older, Staying Well.
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