Primary Care for Older Adults

Models and Challenges

  • Michael Wasserman
  • James Riopelle

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Michael Wasserman, James Riopelle
    Pages 1-4
  3. Magda Lenartowicz
    Pages 5-12
  4. Cathy C. Schubert, Julia Dolejs, Justine May
    Pages 13-24
  5. James Riopelle
    Pages 25-28
  6. Jeremy V. Phillips, Steven L. Phillips
    Pages 91-103
  7. Shelly Thomas
    Pages 105-108
  8. Steven Atkinson
    Pages 109-122
  9. Robert A. Zorowitz
    Pages 123-142
  10. George Taler, Peter Boling, Bruce Kinosian
    Pages 143-157
  11. Janice Hoffman
    Pages 173-181
  12. Peter A. Hollmann
    Pages 183-207
  13. Michael Wasserman, James Riopelle
    Pages 209-214
  14. Patrick P. Coll
    Pages 215-221
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 223-228

About this book


This book provides a comprehensive and systematic state-of-the science review of major primary care delivery models, how they address specific needs of older adults, and available evidence for their efficacy. Written by experts in the field, this book explores the patient-centered medical home model (PCMH) in depth and dives into the complexities of the “medical neighborhood”. It describes and analyzes primary care specifically directed toward special, complex populations, such as the Health Home for safety net patients with mental health needs, and intensive primary care for older adults.  It reviews an array of primary care models related to dual eligible patients including the GRACE primary care consultation model and PACE models.  It describes primary care with Advanced Practice Nurses and Physician Assistants and explores in-depth the massive effort within the VA to develop the Patient Activated Care Team (PACT), a VA form of the PCMH that also has several offshoots that address complex older veterans and veterans with severe mental illness.  Finally, it illuminates rarely discussed primary care that occurs within the home and within long-term care. Throughout the entire book, experts navigate the workforce, care quality, and financing challenges of primary care for older adults. 

Primary Care for Older Adults is a valuable resource for clinicians, researchers, patients, caregivers and their advocates, and policy makers who have an interest in designing, promoting, and implementing high quality primary care for older adults.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Michael Wasserman
    • 1
  • James Riopelle
    • 2
  1. 1.Rockport Healthcare ServicesLos AngelesUSA
  2. 2.Physician Consultant InstituteDenverUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-61327-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-61329-1
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals