Kathleen H Wilber

Summary

Affiliation: University of Southern California
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Partnering managed care and community-based services for frail elders: the care advocate program
    Kathleen H Wilber
    Andrus Gerontology Center, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 90028, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 51:807-12. 2003
  2. ncbi request reprint Reductions in costly healthcare service utilization: findings from the Care Advocate Program
    George R Shannon
    Department of Veterans Affairs Greater Los Angeles Center of Excellence, Los Angeles, California, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 54:1102-7. 2006
  3. doi request reprint Measuring the quality of care provided to dually enrolled Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries living in nursing homes
    David S Zingmond
    Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, 911 Broxton Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1736, USA
    Med Care 47:536-44. 2009
  4. pmc Reduced mortality: the unexpected impact of a telephone-based care management intervention for older adults in managed care
    Gretchen E Alkema
    Davis School of Gerontology, University of Southern California, 3715 McClintock Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90089 0191, USA
    Health Serv Res 42:1632-50. 2007
  5. doi request reprint Association of claims-based quality of care measures with outcomes among community-dwelling vulnerable elders
    David S Zingmond
    Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1736, USA
    Med Care 49:553-9. 2011
  6. ncbi request reprint Characteristics associated with home- and community-based service utilization for Medicare managed care consumers
    Gretchen E Alkema
    Leonard Davis School of Gerontology, University of Southern California, 3715 McClintock Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90089 0191, USA
    Gerontologist 46:173-82. 2006
  7. pmc Who transitions to the community from nursing homes? Comparing patterns and predictors for short-stay and long-stay residents
    Zachary D Gassoumis
    Davis School of Gerontology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 90089 0191, USA
    Home Health Care Serv Q 32:75-91. 2013
  8. doi request reprint Motivating high-risk older adults to exercise: does coaching matter?
    Tingjian Yan
    AHA PRT Outcomes Research Center, University of California at Los Angeles, Department of Neurology, Los Angeles, California 90095 1769, USA
    Home Health Care Serv Q 30:84-95. 2011
  9. pmc Conversion diversion: participation in a social HMO reduces the likelihood of converting from short-stay to long-stay nursing facility placement
    Kathryn E Thomas
    Andrus Gerontology Center, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089 0191, USA
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 11:333-7. 2010
  10. pmc Determining prevalence and correlates of elder abuse using promotores: low-income immigrant Latinos report high rates of abuse and neglect
    Marguerite Deliema
    Davis School of Gerontology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 90089, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 60:1333-9. 2012

Research Grants

Detail Information

Publications25

  1. ncbi request reprint Partnering managed care and community-based services for frail elders: the care advocate program
    Kathleen H Wilber
    Andrus Gerontology Center, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 90028, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 51:807-12. 2003
    ....
  2. ncbi request reprint Reductions in costly healthcare service utilization: findings from the Care Advocate Program
    George R Shannon
    Department of Veterans Affairs Greater Los Angeles Center of Excellence, Los Angeles, California, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 54:1102-7. 2006
    ..To determine whether a telephone care-management intervention for high-risk Medicare health maintenance organization (HMO) health plan enrollees can reduce costly medical service utilization...
  3. doi request reprint Measuring the quality of care provided to dually enrolled Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries living in nursing homes
    David S Zingmond
    Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, 911 Broxton Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1736, USA
    Med Care 47:536-44. 2009
    ....
  4. pmc Reduced mortality: the unexpected impact of a telephone-based care management intervention for older adults in managed care
    Gretchen E Alkema
    Davis School of Gerontology, University of Southern California, 3715 McClintock Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90089 0191, USA
    Health Serv Res 42:1632-50. 2007
    ..This analysis evaluated mortality over 24 months for Medicare managed care members who participated in the Care Advocate Program (CA Program) designed to link those with high health care utilization to home- and community-based services...
  5. doi request reprint Association of claims-based quality of care measures with outcomes among community-dwelling vulnerable elders
    David S Zingmond
    Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1736, USA
    Med Care 49:553-9. 2011
    ..Few studies examine the link between measured process of care and outcome...
  6. ncbi request reprint Characteristics associated with home- and community-based service utilization for Medicare managed care consumers
    Gretchen E Alkema
    Leonard Davis School of Gerontology, University of Southern California, 3715 McClintock Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90089 0191, USA
    Gerontologist 46:173-82. 2006
    ....
  7. pmc Who transitions to the community from nursing homes? Comparing patterns and predictors for short-stay and long-stay residents
    Zachary D Gassoumis
    Davis School of Gerontology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 90089 0191, USA
    Home Health Care Serv Q 32:75-91. 2013
    ..Over 90% of community discharges occurred in the first 90 days, and few characteristics predicted discharge after 90 days. The findings inform transition programs' efforts to identify and effectively target residents after 90-day stays...
  8. doi request reprint Motivating high-risk older adults to exercise: does coaching matter?
    Tingjian Yan
    AHA PRT Outcomes Research Center, University of California at Los Angeles, Department of Neurology, Los Angeles, California 90095 1769, USA
    Home Health Care Serv Q 30:84-95. 2011
    ....
  9. pmc Conversion diversion: participation in a social HMO reduces the likelihood of converting from short-stay to long-stay nursing facility placement
    Kathryn E Thomas
    Andrus Gerontology Center, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089 0191, USA
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 11:333-7. 2010
    ..To determine the effect of a Social Health Maintenance Organization (S/HMO) on diverting older adults admitted into a nursing facility from converting to long-stay placement...
  10. pmc Determining prevalence and correlates of elder abuse using promotores: low-income immigrant Latinos report high rates of abuse and neglect
    Marguerite Deliema
    Davis School of Gerontology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 90089, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 60:1333-9. 2012
    ....
  11. ncbi request reprint Does payment structure influence change in physical functioning after rehabilitation therapy?
    George R Shannon
    Andrus Gerontology Center, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90028 0191, USA
    Home Health Care Serv Q 23:63-78. 2004
    ....
  12. ncbi request reprint The role of consultant pharmacists in reducing medication problems among older adults receiving Medicaid waiver services
    Gretchen E Alkema
    Davis School of Gerontology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089 0191, USA
    Consult Pharm 24:121-33. 2009
    ..To evaluate the impact of an evidence-based, medication management intervention to reduce four targeted medication problems among older adults at risk for placement in a nursing facility...
  13. doi request reprint Who are the Latino baby boomers? Demographic and economic characteristics of a hidden population
    Zachary D Gassoumis
    Davis School of Gerontology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 90089 0191, USA
    J Aging Soc Policy 22:53-68. 2010
    ..A better understanding of Latino baby boomers will help policy makers anticipate the retirement needs of baby boomers as the United States prepares for the aging of a racially and ethnically diverse population...
  14. ncbi request reprint The impact of the 1997 Balanced Budget Amendment's prospective payment system on patient case mix and rehabilitation utilization in skilled nursing
    Judy Y Yip
    California Center for Long Term Care Integration, Andrus Gerontology Center, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, 90089 0191, USA
    Gerontologist 42:653-60. 2002
    ..This study examines the impact of the post-acute prospective payment system (PPS) on Medicare-funded rehabilitation services in skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) and whether such impact varies under different payment mechanisms...
  15. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of potential medication problems among dually eligible older adults in Medicaid waiver services
    Gretchen E Alkema
    Veterans Affairs Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, HSR and D Center of Excellence, Sepulveda, CA, USA
    Ann Pharmacother 41:1971-8. 2007
    ..Methods for identifying potential medication problems among older adults at risk for nursing home placement have generally not included clinical risk factors in addition to medication lists...
  16. doi request reprint Transitioning residents from nursing facilities to community living: who wants to leave?
    Christy M Nishita
    Andrus Gerontology Center, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 90089, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 56:1-7. 2008
    ....
  17. doi request reprint Do sedentary older adults benefit from community-based exercise? Results from the Active Start program
    Tingjian Yan
    Davis School of Gerontology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089 0191, USA
    Gerontologist 49:847-55. 2009
    ..This study assessed the effectiveness of Active Start, a community-based behavior change and fitness program, designed to promote physical activity among sedentary community-dwelling older adults...
  18. doi request reprint Results from the Healthy Moves for Aging Well program: changes of the health outcomes
    Tingjian Yan
    Davis School of Gerontology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 90089 0191, USA
    Home Health Care Serv Q 28:100-11. 2009
    ..This pilot suggests that a modest intervention that couples behavior change with seated exercise can have a positive outcome on a sample of older adults who have high levels of functional impairment and lack a regular exercise regime...
  19. doi request reprint Do we really need another meeting? Lessons from the Los Angeles County Elder Abuse Forensic Center
    Adria E Navarro
    Davis School of Gerontology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 90089 0191, USA
    Gerontologist 50:702-11. 2010
    ..This article draws on our experience with the development of an innovative elder abuse MDT model by describing the structure, process, and outcomes of the Los Angeles County Elder Abuse Forensic Center (the Center)...
  20. ncbi request reprint Using interagency collaboration to serve older adults with chronic care needs: the Care Advocate Program
    Gretchen E Alkema
    The Andrus Gerontology Center, University of Southern California, Los Angeles 90089, USA
    Fam Community Health 26:221-9. 2003
    ..It concludes with lessons learned when partners from different settings work together to design and implement a demonstration program...
  21. pmc Measuring the quality of care provided to community dwelling vulnerable elders dually enrolled in Medicare and Medicaid
    David S Zingmond
    Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Med Care 45:931-8. 2007
    ..Small studies suggest that the quality of healthcare provided to older patients needs improvement. However, measuring the quality of care for larger groups of older adults is difficult...
  22. ncbi request reprint The networks and resource exchanges in community-based systems of care
    Judy Y Yip
    University of Southern California, USA
    J Health Hum Serv Adm 25:219-59. 2002
    ....
  23. ncbi request reprint Building integrated information systems for chronic care: the California experience
    Lisa R Shugarman
    RAND Corporation, Santa Monica, CA 90407 2138, USA
    Home Health Care Serv Q 25:185-200. 2006
    ..Although much work remains to be done, there is reason to be optimistic that innovative IIS can contribute to the development of more effective chronic-care delivery systems...
  24. ncbi request reprint High-cost users among dual eligibles in three care settings
    Judy Yip
    CARF International in Tucson, Arizona, USA
    J Health Care Poor Underserved 18:950-65. 2007
    ..These findings suggest that policymakers and providers should consider care setting as an important component when designing disease management strategies...
  25. ncbi request reprint Characteristics associated with four potential medication problems among older adults in Medicaid waiver services
    Gretchen E Alkema
    Veteran Affairs Greater Los Angeles Health System, HSR and D Center of Excellence for the Study of Healthcare Provider Behaviour, Sepulveda, California, USA
    Consult Pharm 23:396-403. 2008
    ..To identify characteristics associated with four potential medication problems among older adults at risk for nursing home placement...

Research Grants2

  1. Toward a Better Understanding of Elder Mistreatment in Community Settings
    Kathleen Wilber; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Because researchers know little about this tragic problem, this study seeks better information on how many elders are abused and how to help older adults reduce their risk of this growing threat. ..