Hospital Care and Older Adult Independence – September CARE Connections

Why do hospitals’ attempts to avoid falls leave patients more vulnerable? Read about the problem—and the intervention two School of Nursing faculty developed to address it—in the September issue of CARE Connections, the monthly newsletter of …

Working towards equity for older adults: Virtual CARE Network discussion Sept 30

Please join the School of Nursing’s Center for Aging Research and Education (CARE) for an interprofessional CARE Network discussion of faculty work to advance equity for different older adult populations on Wednesday September 30 from 1 …

One Alumna’s Transition to Practice and Beyond – August CARE Connections

Experiences as an undergraduate nursing student shape nursing practice and career choices. Read about UW–Madison School of Nursing alumna Kathryn Gerber’s transition to practice and her advice for current students in the August issue of …

Working towards equity for older adults: Virtual CARE Network discussion Sept 30

Please join the School of Nursing’s Center for Aging Research and Education (CARE) for an interprofessional CARE Network discussion of faculty work to advance equity for different older adult populations on Wednesday September 30 from …

Conversations Shape End-of-Life Decisions – July CARE Connections

During the COVID-19 pandemic, critically ill patients are more likely to be hospitalized and isolated from their families and loved ones. Read how UW-Madison School of Nursing Assistant Professor Kristen Pecanac, PhD, RN is working …

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 …