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

Hospitals are especially challenging environments for older people. More than a third of older patients develop health issues during their hospital stay, such as delirium, infection or mobility limitations following excessive bed rest. Learn how …

Who’s at Risk for Delirium, and How to Prevent or Treat It – September CARE Connections

For older adults undergoing surgery, delirium is a common and serious complication. Delirium—especially an extended episode—may cause an older adult to be hospitalized for longer, to lose physical or cognitive function, to have a delayed …

Collaboration as a Passport to Older Adult Safety – August CARE Connections

Transitions between healthcare providers and care settings bring increased risk of complications and accidents for older patients. Nurses and engineers are collaborating on a patient safety passport to improve communication and coordination during care transitions. …

Checking in with PALS: Helping Older Adults Stay Active – July CARE Connections

Sticking to a new exercise routine can be difficult for anyone, but there are additional challenges for older adults in rural communities. That’s why PALS, Physical Activity for Lifelong Success, an evidence-based program developed at …

Supporting Direct Care Staff – May CARE Connections

Direct care workers meet the daily needs of older adults in many settings. Yet most have limited access to educational opportunities. Read the May issue of CARE Connections, the monthly newsletter of the School of …

Aging in the Heart of Rural Wisconsin – April CARE Connections

Rural communities are aging more rapidly than are other areas, in Wisconsin and across the country. How can nurses work with communities to help older adults thrive in rural areas? Read the April issue of …

Fostering Relationships in Long-Term Care – March CARE Connections

Relationships are the basis of person-centered care. How can they be fostered in long-term care environments? Read the February issue of CARE Connections, the monthly newsletter of the School of Nursing’s Center for Aging Research …