Geriatric Education

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Convenient, cost-effective professional development on your schedule.

Education for Health Professionals

Older adults are among the fastest growing age groups, and more than 37 million people in this group (60 percent) will manage more than one chronic condition by 2030.1 Common chronic conditions include: diabetes, arthritis, congestive heart failure, and dementia.

As people age, they use more health care services (e.g. hospitals, nursing homes), have complex conditions, and require professional expertise that meets their needs. Most health care providers receive some type of training on aging, but the percentage of those who actually specialize in this area is small. More aging specialists are needed to meet the needs of older adults.2

This online training system was designed to provide additional information to health care providers who care for older adults in their practices. These geriatric topics provide an overview of common conditions and helpful protocols that can be used in most patient settings. Each module is self-paced and can be completed in less than one hour. The modules are ideal for self-study or for viewing in a group.

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Education for Caregivers

Caregivers for older adults living at home are typically unpaid family members. The stress and burden of caring for a loved one can be overwhelming, especially without good resources. The FLGEC will be adding courses specifically for caregivers. These courses will provide up-to-date information on common conditions, the opportunity to ask questions of the instructors, and to start a dialogue with other caregivers.

References

1 American Hospital Association; First Consulting Group. When I’m 64: How boomers will change health care. Chicago: American Hospital Association; 2007. 23 p.

2 Institute of Medicine. Committee on the Future Health Care Workforce for Older Americans. Retooling for an aging America. Washington: National Academies Press; 2008.

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About Us
Finger Lakes Geriatric Education Center (FLGEC)

The mission of FLGEC is to improve health care delivered to older adults through the enhanced geriatric education of health and allied health professionals, with the goal of building competency in geriatrics through curriculum development, linkage building, and education of health professionals and faculty. FLGEC partners with other Geriatric Education Centers nationally and currently collaborates with the New York State Office for the Aging in developing Performance Outcome Measures for the Administration on Aging. Since initial funding in 1998, FLGEC has trained over 15,000 health care professionals in the Finger Lakes and surrounding areas in Upstate and Western New York.

For more information, contact Project Director, Dr. Jurgis Karuza at: Jurgis_Karuza@urmc.rochester.edu, Dr. Tom Caprio, Co-Director at Thomas_Caprio@urmc.rochester.edu, or the Project Coordinator, Laura Robinson at LauraM_Robinson@urmc.rochester.edu or at 585-760-6380.

Greater Rochester Nursing Home Quality Consortium (GRNHQC)

The GRNHQC is a group of stakeholders in the Finger Lakes Region who have come together to train nursing home teams in quality improvement and to collaborate in developing an effective Quality Assurance Performance Improvement (QAPI) program, as mandated for nursing homes by the Affordable Care Act.

Consortium partners include: rural and urban nursing homes in the Finger Lakes Region (currently 26 homes, 11 counties), University of Rochester Schools of Nursing and Medicine and the FLGEC.

Program Highlights include: Performance improvement training for interdisciplinary teams by performance improvement experts, collaboration and data sharing through the QAPI digital library of resources, showcasing model nursing homes at local, state, and national conferences, developing tools, standards, and templates for developing an effective QAPI program, and traineeships to prepare advanced practice nursing students for certification in geriatrics.

For more information, contact the Project Director, Dr. Tobie Olsan at: Tobie_Olsan@urmc.rochester.edu or the Project Coordinator, Julia VanOrman at Julia_VanOrman@urmc.rochester.edu.

The information or content, and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as an endorsement of or the official position or policy of the U.S. Government, DHHS, BHPR or the DPHIE.

GACA – Geriatric Academic Career Award

GACA is a federally funded grant program, supporting the career development of junior faculty physicians, nurses, social workers, psychologists, dentists, pharmacists, and allied health professionals in academic geriatrics. Award recipients provide training in clinical geriatrics to interprofessional/interdisciplinary health professionals.

For more information, contact Dr. Suzanne Gillespie: Suzanne_Gillespie@urmc.rochester.edu

The information or content, and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as an endorsement of or the official position or policy of the U.S. Government, DHHS, BHPR or the DPHIE.

"The Meliora Project: Advancing Quality in Long Term Care" funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration: Comprehensive Geriatric Education Program (Olsan #D62HP15056).

HRSA – Health Resources and Services Administration

This project is supported by funds from the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), the Bureau of Health Professions (BHPr), Division of Public Health and Interdisciplinary Education (DPHIE), under grant # D62HP15056, a comprehensive Geriatric Education Program.

This information or content, and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as an endorsement of or the official position or policy of the U.S. Government, DHHS, BHPR or the DPHIE.

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Finger Lakes Geriatric Education Center

Since initial funding in 1998, the FLGEC has trained over 15,000 health care professionals in the Finger Lakes and surrounding areas in Upstate and Western New York. We welcome your feedback, questions, and ideas for future module topics. Please contact:

Laura M. Robinson, Program Coordinator
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