The Northwest Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Center (NWGWEC) is a Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA) grant-funded program in partnership with the University of Washington Schools of Medicine and Nursing and AAADSW. The program is centered around increasing the clinical-community linkages for physicians and their teams to ultimately lead to better outcomes for their patients and family caregivers.
Do you have a patient who could benefit from connecting with programs or services offered through the Area Agency on Aging and Disabilities of Southwest Washington?
Connect patients and their families to services quickly and easily. We will close the loop and reach out to any patients who we get a referral for!
A Primary Care Liaison (PCL) is available to connect healthcare providers to resources and supports that exist for their older patients and their families. The PCL is also available for ongoing case staffing and connection to community services and supports.
One part of the NWGWEC program is dissemination of Self-Management Plans (aka ‘Red Flags’). These plans were developed as a collaboration between King County Aging and Disability Services and Seattle-area medical providers and hospitals.
Below, you will find links to a series of handouts related to various aspects of health. Green flags indicate health. Yellow flags indicate warnings. Red flags indicate emergencies. A Personal Health Record is also available to help patients track providers, medications, and questions for their health care team.
- Alcohol Use and Liver Disease
- Anxiety Management
- Brain Health
- Caregiver Stress
- Clostridium Difficile (C. Diff)
- Chronic Pain
- Congestive Heart Failure
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
- Digestive Health
- Eye Health
- Fall Prevention
- Heart Disease
- Kidney Disease (Dialysis)
- Liver Disease
- Medication Management
- Mood and Depression
- Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
- Oral Health
- Skin Health
- Sleep Apnea
- Urinary Health
- Weight Management
- Personal Health Record (no flags)
We have the opportunity to partner on this project with several other entities. These include The University of Washington School of Medicine Division of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine and the Univeristy of Washington School of Nursing, King County Aging and Disability Services, Qualis Health, and the VA Puget Sound Health Care System.
Locally, we are looking forward to partnering with medical providers who work with older adults and their families. For more information on how we may be able to work together, Contact Us.
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