Unleashing the Force of Transitional and Home Care – July CARE Connections

Emergency department visits often signal vulnerable points in older people’s lives.

Read how one UW–Madison alumnus has played a unique role in identifying the care and supports needed to keep older adults out of the hospital in the July issue of CARE Connections, the monthly newsletter of the SoN’s Center for Aging Research and Education. Here’s an excerpt:

“We quickly earned the title GEDI nurses,” he laughs. “If the doctors or nurses felt like an intervention was warranted, two little light sabers would appear next to the patient’s name in the electronic records.”

This month’s CARE Connections also includes a survey for Wisconsin hospital staff across roles (including non-clinical) to inform dementia friendly training materials; a profile of CARE Affiliate Liz Collins, MSN, RN, CNE; and news and events related to older adult health and well-being.

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This post was authored by Diane Farsetta on 07/28/2021.