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Best Care Practice

A past focus of OVAR/GEC was developing a Best Care Practices interactive web-based continuing education program and a database, which provided a repository for Best Care Practices from across the region. We accepted nominations for Best Care Practices from all agencies, institutions and departments providing care for older persons through community programs, rehabilitation services and long term care programs in Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee or South Western Virginia. Four programs were chosen annually to receive the awards. Winners from each of the four award-winning programs in the region will be guests at the The University of Kentucky College of Public Health Council on Aging and Sanders-Brown Center on Aging Annual Summer Series on Aging. The conference registration fee, round-trip mileage, meals and three nights lodging will be provided. Award winners were recognized at the Summer Series on Aging and presented their programs during a special workshop on Best Care Practices.

More About Best Practices

Best practices are those good ideas that are based on evidence and have proven to produce successful results to improve the care of older persons.

Best care practices help providers to:

Examples of best practices:

As part of OVAR/GEC's mission, we have compiled an assortment of useful links, including a comprehensive conference calendar, and a variety of sites devoted to continuing geriatric research and education.