12324-Kaehr, Ellen

Ellen W. Kaehr, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine

FT F2-600
Indianapolis, IN


Dr. Ellen Kaehr started at Indiana University School of Medicine with the department of Geriatrics in 2016 as an Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine.  Her clinical time is spent in post-acute and long-term care (PA-LTC) as well as outpatient memory care consulting.  In the PA-LTC setting she serves as medical director to a nursing home where she actively participates in quality improvment.  A large passion of Dr. Kaerh's is dementia care across the continuim from outpatient care to memory care units in the nursing homes.  

Key Publications

Opportunities for Collaboration: Refining Postoperative Readmission Risk for Skilled Nursing Facility Patients.

Carnahan JL, Kaehr EW, Wagle KC.

J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2019 Sep;20(9):1060-1062. doi: 10.1016/j.jamda.2019.07.021.

PMID: 31455507 No abstract available.


Frailty in nursing homes: the FRAIL-NH Scale.

Kaehr E, Visvanathan R, Malmstrom TK, Morley JE.

J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2015 Feb;16(2):87-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jamda.2014.12.002. Epub 2014 Dec 31.

PMID: 25556303 No abstract available.


FRAIL-NH Predicts Outcomes in Long Term Care.

Kaehr EW, Pape LC, Malmstrom TK, Morley JE.

J Nutr Health Aging. 2016 Feb;20(2):192-8. doi: 10.1007/s12603-016-0682-5.

PMID: 26812516



Utility of the Easy-Care Standard 2010 in the Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment of Adults Aging with Developmental Disabilities.

Kaehr E, Abele P, Little M.

J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2016 Dec 1;17(12):1159-1160. doi: 10.1016/j.jamda.2016.08.024. Epub 2016 Oct 14.

PMID: 27751800

Titles & Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
  • Facility Medical Director at Northwest Healthcare
  • Education
    2011 MD Medical College of Wisconsin
    2006 BS Purdue University
  • Research

    Dementia care in the long-term care setting

    Bringing technology to dementia care in long-term care

    Advace care planning with dementia residents in long-term care

  • Clinical Interests

    Dementia Care

    Advance care planning with patients with dementia, understaing barriers in the long-term care setting

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