The NICHE difference: Preparing Our Long-Term Care Workforce for Tomorrow

Posted by Pam Brandon on Jun 5, 2019 5:11:37 PM

We are thrilled to have recently announced our collaboration with NICHE - Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders, a nation-wide nursing education and consultation program designed to improve geriatric care in healthcare organizations through education and mentorship.

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Topics: Senior Care Professionals, Family Caregiver, Training, Hospital Professionals, AGE-u-cate Training Insitute, older adults, Nurses, Geriatric Nursing, NICHE

The Important Role of Faith Community Nursing

Posted by Pam Brandon on May 8, 2018 5:03:45 PM

Faith-based hospital organizations recognize the impact of partnerships with their local faith-based communities.  The important role of faith community nursing programs is to bridge the gap in helping congregational nurses to meet the needs of their faith communities.

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Topics: AGE-u-cate Training Institute, Senior Care Professionals, Family Caregiver, dementia, Hospital Professionals, Faith Community, faith communities, Community, families, hospitals, older adults, Nurses, hospital

What Nurses Need to Know about Parkinson's Disease

Posted by Pam Brandon on Apr 13, 2018 11:47:28 AM

As a  geriatric nurse, I rather frequently see the effects of age and disease on the body. Of course, different diseases manifest in different ways, and while some of those signs and symptoms may mirror those of old age, others may not. As a result, it is important that I, and other geriatric nurses like me, recognize how Parkinson’s disease might affect a patient under our care so that we can better care for them and meet their needs.

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Topics: The Family Caregiver, Senior Care Professionals, Hospital Professionals, Mental Health, Nurses, Parkinson's patients, patients, dopamine, substantia nigra, Parkinson's Diseases, Geriatric Nursing, Multiple Sclerosis, Hoehm-Yahr scale

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