Thank you to Pfizer Oncology for their collaboration and support in developing these resources.
ACCC has developed a suite of practical resources to help teams access and improve the level of care for serving older adults with cancer.
Your team can use these resources to transform care for this growing population.
1. Geriatric Oncology Gap Assessment: Take the evidence-based gap assessment tool to evaluate key elements of care. Assess your program’s performance against validated measures and best practices related to older adult care in nine domains. You will receive a report with a score and recommendations for improvement.
2. Practical Application of Geriatric Assessment: A How-To Guide for the Multidisciplinary Team: Read the how-to guide to design a multidisciplinary approach to holistic care without burdening staff or budgets. They key is to start with something simple and feasible.
3. Online Resource Library: Browse the resource library which includes more than 100 validated assessment tools, offering solutions for all care delivery settings.
Offers practical solutions to implementing a comprehensive approach to geriatric screening and assessment without having to invest significant resources. The key to successful implementation of geriatric assessments is to start with something simple and feasible, then expand from there.
For more information on this project, please contact the ACCC Provider Education department.
Older adults present not only with pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic changes related to age, but also with an individual burden of comorbidities, other impairments, and social factors that might impact their potential for undergoing cancer care.