Addressing Financial Exploitation of Older Adults – May CARE Connections

Financial exploitation is the most common form of elder abuse. Now, scammers are exploiting fears of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read about financial exploitation of older people and how state laws provide protections in the May …

Public Health, Partnerships, and Prevention During the Pandemic – April CARE Connections

COVID-19 has proven especially serious for older adults and long-term care communities. UW–Madison researchers are working with public health practitioners across Wisconsin to identify areas of high need. Read about the School of Nursing’s Wisconsin …

Older Adult Malnutrition, COVID-19 and More – March CARE Connections

Good nutrition helps keep the immune system strong. Yet malnutrition among older adults continues to rise. Read about the development of an evidence-based nutrition behavior change program for older adults in the March issue of …

Ombudsman Advocacy and Nurse Leadership in Long-Term Care – February CARE Connections

Did you know that Wisconsin is a leader in protecting the rights of people receiving long-term care services? Read what advice the head of Wisconsin’s long-term care ombudsman program has for nursing students in the …

Creating Dementia-Friendly Health Care Organizations – January CARE Connections

How can healthcare organizations become more dementia friendly, to support the growing number of people living with dementia? Read what family caregivers and providers suggest in the January issue of CARE Connections, the monthly newsletter …

Flex that Memory Muscle: Three Partners Promote Healthy Aging – December CARE Connections

How can researchers ensure that communities benefit from what’s known about healthy cognitive aging? Read how a unique partnership involving the School of Nursing is doing just that, in the December issue of CARE Connections, …

For Nursing Home Culture Change, How You Decide Matters – November CARE Connections

What helps nursing homes make and sustain changes that improve residents’ quality of life and employees’ work experiences? Read what School of Nursing researchers found in the November issue of CARE Connections, the monthly newsletter …

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 …