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How do LIFE programs address the issue of fragmented care for the elderly?

Dr. Arun S. Rao, MD
Geriatric Medicine Specialist

LIFE (Living Independently for Elders) programs address the issue of fragmented care for the elderly by streamlining and coordinating their medical care. Older adults are concerned that their care is very fragmented. They go to multiple specialists who order different tests and procedures or prescriptions, and their primary care doctor may not know about all these things. That can create inappropriate utilization and redundancy in care. LIFE programs coordinate their medical care so that kind of fragmentation does not exist.

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